About Lightwaves Leisure & Community Centre

Introduction

Lightwaves Community Trust is a charity set up by Lightwaves centre users and local community activists. The Trust works with Wakefield College and Wakefield Council to deliver high quality sport facilities to the people of Wakefield and surrounding areas.

Our History

Lightwaves was taken on by the Lightwaves Community Trust in November 2012. Following the Council’s announcement that it was going to close the facility Next Generation and other centre users got together, submitted a Community Asset Transfer proposal, set up Lightwaves Community Trust as a charity and saved it from closure. With partners like Wakefield College and Wakefield Council we are now working on the improvement of Lightwaves facilities and on widening its range of activities.

Meet the Team

Mohammed Ayub

General Manager

Ilonka van Rijn

Assistant General Manager

Alan Bell

Centre Manager

Safeena Shahir

Admin/Finance Officer

Jonathan Lane

Duty Officer

Phil Dunkling

Duty Officer

Aaroon Arif

Apprentice