About Us

Staff

Hugh Torrance

Hugh Torrance

Executive Director

Before becoming Executive Director, Hugh was Chair of LEAP Sports Scotland’s Board and led its development for 3 years. He was Youth Work Director of LGBT Youth Scotland for 7 years and previously a social worker and manager for disability services. Hugh has over 16 years experience working with young people and people with disabilities in sports initiatives and has been a member and leader of many community sports groups. Hugh currently enjoys hillwalking on dry land after many years of kayaking, coastal rowing, and sculling.

Sirri Topping

Sirri Topping

Project Officer (Communities & Events)

Sirri became an Inclusion & Diversity Youth Ambassador of Change at the Scottish Football Association following her post-graduate studies at University of Glasgow focusing on gender and queer equality in sport. This interest stems from many years of participation in sport, particularly football and rugby. Sirri has carried out research projects including investigating the differing lived experiences of access to and participation in women’s football in Sweden and Scotland, and exploring gender identity among women’s rugby players.

Angharad Englefield

Angharad Englefield

Project Officer (Volunteering & Youth)

Angharad volunteered with LEAP whilst at University of Glasgow, working on social media, events and projects such as Pride Youth Games and Rainbow Schools Backpack. Previously Angharad worked for Pride Sports UK, working on events for the Football V Homophobia campaign and Manchester Pride as well as Wythenshawe Games.

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

Policy and Development Officer

Andrew joined LEAP after volunteering with the organisation on a number of projects throughout 2016. With a background in human rights policy and activism, he has worked previously on local community engagement initiatives within Glasgow, supported young people in shaping and leading their own human rights campaigns and provided research on local and national rights topics within Scotland. Andrew is also an amateur rower.

Helena Rachel Thomas

Helena Rachel Thomas

Senior Business Support Officer

Helena joined LEAP Sports after a long career in the Travel and Tourism Industry. She came with many years experience in both Commercial and Organisational fields. In addition to working at Leap, she has volunteered with a national charity for a number of years. When she was young enough to run around she played Football, and particularly Hockey, having qualified a Junior Coach in the latter.

Anna Weaver

Anna Weaver

Communication Support Assistant

Anna has volunteered in sport for the last 2 years, showing a particular interest in LGBTI involvement in sport, and currently serving as Lacrosse Scotland’s Events and Communications Director. She joined LEAP Sports after studying and playing lacrosse at Glasgow University, and being involved with GUSA’s ‘LGBT Role Models In Sport’ campaign.

Hayley Branagan

Hayley Branagan

Communication Support Assistant

Hayley joined us recently as Communications Support Assistant having worked primarily in the service industry. While studying at the University of Glasgow, she was a committee member of the LGBTQ+ students’ association. She enjoys badminton and football.