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Julie Esterhuizen


Having been a keen sportsperson throughout school and college Julie’s career started in the health and fitness industry. Julie had a person-centred approach to improving health and physical activity which led her through a 17 Year career, including personal training, sports coaching, rehabilitation and health club management in Kent, Brussels, London and Surrey.

Whilst in London Julie branched off from the fitness industry to focus on improving access to sport and physical activity, initially delivering a recreational swimming programme (Aquability) for long term care patients at the Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability, utilising their hydrotherapy pool and later to work on the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) in London to improve the facilities, equipment, access and opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport and physical activity.

Julie took a break from the fitness industry to have a family and relocate to the Kent coast where she has recently developed a love of paddle boarding.

Over the last 4 years Julie has worked for the NHS with the physiotherapy team, predominantly based in the intensive care unit, rehabilitating people after traumatic injury, illness and from covid-19.

Her passion for enabling people to access sport and physical activity led Julie to join Sported in April 2022, she is keen to work on removing barriers to participation, encourage young people to participate in community sports and get as much enjoyment from sport as she does.