Meet The Team

Meet The Team

website_profile_photo-_hc.jpgHelen Calverley


Hello, I’m Helen!I dreamt up and own ViveSport, everything we do is based upon my passion for sport and physical activity.

I'm an ex-junior international badminton player and represented England all over Europe bringing home a fair few medals. I have represented Yorkshire in badminton since I was 10 years old. I also played tennis, netball and hockey at regional levels as a junior.

I'm a qualified Level 3 Badminton Coach and am the Yorkshire U18 and U14 badminton coach. As a badminton coach I am sponsored by Babolat. I am also a Level 2 Netball Coach, Disability Badminton Coach and hold many other coaching qualifications, including coaching sport for people with additional needs.

I absolutely love coaching sport and couldn't think of anything else I would rather do. I have experience coaching all ages and abilities, but currently focus on juniors in netball and badminton, and junior performance badminton. Whatever ability I'm coaching I love to make the sessions safe, fun and challenging. I encourage participants to enjoy the social side of sport as well as focussing on what they want to achieve.

2019_diane-001.jpgDiane Calverley


Hello! I’m Diane.I qualified as a Level 1 Netball Coach in October 2019. I am an enthusiastic ‘newbie’ coach with many years playing experience in the local netball leagues and participation in Back to Netball.

At the moment I am Assistant Coach at the ViveSport 6-11 year old netball session on a Tuesday and also the two Back to Netball sessions that ViveSport runs in Huddersfield on a Monday and Thursday evening.

I like to make all ViveSport netball sessions a fun and safe place for players to learn more about netball and what they are capable of individually and as part of a team. I love to see players develop and grow over a period of time as their confidence and skills increase.

Annabel Kirwin

Hello! I’m Annabel.I am currently at university Studying Sport and Exercise Science with a passion and love for coaching and playing netball. I qualified as a Level 1 Netball Coach in June 2017 and am now completing my level 2 whilst supporting and delivering sessions at ViveSport. I have been coaching netball since the age of 16 and have given 300+ hours of voluntary sessions back to the Calderdale district.

I love coaching the U11’s U16’s and Back to Netball sessions on a Monday night at Almondbury and Thursday up at Newsome High School. Since September, the children and ladies have welcomed me with open arms, and I have formed some really great working relationships with many of the participants who attend. The sessions have such a community feeling and it’s so nice to see everyone working together and helping one another from the very start.

I like to make all my netball sessions fun and engaging no matter how young, old, skilled, or unskilled the participants are. We have ladies and children who haven’t played netball since high school or never before and seeing their face fill with excitement to be back on court after many years definitely makes my job worthwhile.

Louise Hutchinson

Hi! I’m Louise. I am a keen badminton player and I am currently working towards my Level 1 qualification. I have recently taken a Badminton England Young Leader course and am very passionate about many sports, however I focus on badminton.

I have been part of the Yorkshire Badminton Squad for 4 years now and I am currently representing the u18 team. I also play for ViveSport’s Huddersfield Eagles mixed and ladies teams in the Huddersfield Badminton League. I am very enthusiastic about working hard and training to become a better player, whilst passing on my knowledge to the younger players I coach and play with.

At the moment I am the Assistant Coach at Halifax Hawks Junior Badminton Club and at our performance session 'Potential Performance'. I enjoy working with beginners and younger players to help to grow their confidence and skills within the sport.

Dave Calverley

Hi there! I’m Dave. I am a keen badminton player with a lot of years experience of playing the sport in the Huddersfield League, at one point playing in the First Division for many years. I began my coaching journey fairly late, taking up coaching the more advanced players at Halifax Hawks and students at Brooksbank School. I enjoy passing on my experience, skils and knowledge of badminton to the up and coming players I coach.

In addition I am also a website designer and photographer, and am responsible for the development of the ViveSport website.

Alex Foster

Hi! I’m Alex. I'm a level 1 badminton coach and coach at Halifax Hawks along with Louise and Dave. I enjoy playing badminton and improving my own game so I can pass on that knowledge to the players I coach. I work best coaching younger players and beginners to give them the foundations in badminton in order to progress.

I also do a lot of admin for ViveSport and work behind the scenes. Outside of ViveSport I specialse in working with young autisic children, teaching them vital communcation and life skills to help them make their way in the world.