Meet Tom Clarke-Forrest: Founder, Leader and Batonbearer
Tom Clarke-Forrest is the founder and CEO of Birmingham-based charity Sport 4 Life UK. The charity uses sport as a vehicle to achieve sustained education, training and employment outcomes for young people.
Tom has provided leadership and direction for the charity since its inception in 2006 and, over 15 years, has grown into the leading sport-for-employability charity across the West Midlands, employing 24 full-time staff and meaningfully supporting over 1,500 young people, towards better futures, each year.
Sport 4 Life also has an Employability Programme for Young People, recognised by United By Birmingham 2022, which helps young people in Birmingham who are disadvantaged, at risk of being unemployed or who are NEET (not in education, employment or training). The charity is also an Assignment Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Gen22 programme.
As Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay, watchmaking company Longines is working with Sport 4 Life and has nominated further inspiring individuals from the charity to carry the Baton this summer.