At the age of 16 Alison became a Youth Leader, supervising and
leading activities at Seaton Youth Centre.
Alison started working for the then Sport, Leisure and
Recreation Department in 1989, when she was appointed to the
position of Accounts Clerk at Fort Regent. When Les Quennevais
Sports Centre opened in 1996 Alison moved to the position of
Leisure Assistant, utilising her Lifeguard and Exercise to music
qualifications which she had gained while at the Jersey Youth
At Les Quennevais Sports Centre Alison introduced Circuit
training classes, Aqua Aerobics and FitKid Club, which she ran
until 2009. Since then she has continued to be involved with the
provision of fitness classes at Les Quennevais constantly expanding
her knowledge of the fitness industry. Joining the Exercise
Referral team has increased her level of responsibly and awareness
of the wide range of facilities Sports Centres offer to people
participating in this programme.
In 2009 Alison was one of the first employees to attend the
modern Managers course. She enjoyed the course and continues to
keep in touch with other members of her cohort who work in various
departments across the States. Since that time she has deputised as
Duty Manager on various occasions. Looking back on her many
experiences while working for the department Alison recalls an
evening in December 2012, when on reception duty at Les Quennevais
she was part of a team of 3 staff members that helped resuscitate a
customer who suffered a heart attack in the Sports Hall by using
CPR and a defibrillator.
Congratulations to Alison on her appointment.