Dave Chawner

Chair of Trustees

Dave started as a local club chaplain for London Wasps, his ministry soon expanded at Sports chaplaincy UK developing chaplaincy within Rugby Union. in February 2007 He left the local pastorate to become full time Pastoral Director for Rugby Union. In 2011 Dave co-managed the chaplaincy programme at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Dave & Lillias celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2009 and have a son and a daughter.

Bert Cadmore


Bert became a Trustee of Sports Chaplaincy UK in 2006, a year after he retired from his long school teaching career. He has been chaplain at Norwich City FC since 2001 and during 2014 he also took on chaplaincies at Gorleston FC in the Eastern Counties League, and also with the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League.

Bob Hamer


Bob Hamer has been a Trustee of Sports Chaplaincy UK since 2010. His background is professional football as a Premier League and Football League Referee from 1977 to 1993 and as a Referee Assessor with the Premier League, Football League and the Football Association from 1993 to date.

Linvoy Primus MBE


Linvoy, a former professional footballer has had over 20yrs experience with Chaplaincy. He is married with 3 Children and worships at Portsmouth Family Church.

Linvoy is a joint founder of Faith and Football Christian charity, which provides a range of community, educational and overseas programmes using football as a platform for relationship-building and mobilising the Church to meet and serve people where they are on life’s journey, and taking Jesus’ message of hope and love to all.

Richard Knapp


Richard Knapp is a qualified Chartered Accountant currently working in Industry. Richard has held Senior Financial Controlling, Project and Commercial roles in large Blue Chip companies, recently becoming a Trustee of the Group’s Pension scheme. He also serves as a Trustee for other Charities, providing financial advice and support’

Phil Manchester


Although a one time tournament chaplain to the Fijian Police Rugby League team, Phil’s first love is Rugby Union which he has played, watched and blogged about. An avid supporter of grass roots sport, he has been involved in schools and youth sport as an athletics coach. He was involved in setting up the athletics arm of a regional, youth sport and community charity and in training coaches. Phil currently encourages the players and families involved in his local rugby club. He is also a trustee of a large faith based charity.