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Jake Criswick

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Jake is our Chief Executive Officer who provides hands-on leadership to all aspects of Play it Forward. He first started working as a Logistician for Raleigh International in Tanzania and then for Coopération Internationale in Malawi. He then went on to Project Manage a World Food Programme funded project in Nigeria coordinating the distribution of essential emergency aid to internationally displaced people. Jake holds a degree in Sport & Exercise Science and has coached athletes in schools and clubs in the UK and internationally. As a strong advocate for using sport for social change, Jake has been involved in the development of the Livingstone Youth Football Academy in Zambia and works closely with all other partners of the ATD Foundation. A keen athlete himself, he keeps fit by competing in triathlons and playing football.