Craig Handford

Craig Handford

Craig Handford
Partnership Manager - Education & Health

T: 01872 322135  /  07580 325969


What's your role at the CSP?
I oversee and support a small team that works closely with our partners to deliver outcomes in two portfolios that cover our work with i) children, young people and education and ii) physical activity and health.

Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am married with a young daughter and currently live in the East of the county in the Lynher Valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor. My career in sport spans 25 years working as a sport scientist, coach and educator with various organisations both in the UK and abroad. Before moving to Cornwall in 2013 I spent 10 years with Volleyball England as Head Coach to the National Academy and latterly as their Technical Director. I am passionate about the power of sport and physical activity to change lives and want to promote that opportunity to as many people as possible.

What do you like to do outside of work?
We have spent the last 2 years renovating a farmhouse, buildings and 2 acre garden so this takes up most of my spare time. When I get a moment I enjoy nothing more than getting out into the countryside with the family for some kind of activity. Most weekends you will find me walking the dog along a beach somewhere in Cornwall.