Who we are
Sporting Heritage CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company working specifically to support the collection, preservation, access, and research of sporting heritage in the UK and wider.
Set up by Dr Justine Reilly and Kevin Reilly, the CIC is built on a belief that sporting heritage allows new and different audiences to access their heritage, supports increased participation in both heritage and sporting activity, and provides a relevance to museums and wider heritage delivery by working with individuals and communities who often hold many of these collections.
Recently, we’ve been joined by Claire Dixon who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organisation. Claire competed at international level in cycling, has extensive coaching and volunteer management experience, and is an experienced marketing and PR manager.
Everything we do is grounded in research, advice, and consultation with sporting heritage stakeholders including sports museums; those with significant sporting collections; those wishing to develop sporting collections and programming; sports clubs and governing bodies; policy and decision makers such as DCMS, Sport England, Arts Council England, and HLF; Higher Education Institutions; health and wellbeing experts; educationalists; a range of audiences; and, of course, those who don’t currently engage with the sector to understand how they could.
Justine, Kevin and Claire collaboratively have extensive experience in delivering programmes and projects at strategic and delivery level in the heritage, media and sports sectors. We are currently developing our governance and finance structures to ensure we are even more resilient and ready to deliver our next three year business plan in support of the sector.
Sporting Heritage CIC – Company Number 8190081