Our Committee

The people who make it happen

Founder/ Chair




Sam Timms

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Founder of Villa & Proud, Sam has led the group to become a network that encourages 

conversation, action and empowerment.


Sam is passionate about working together as Villa Allies and in the wider community, to stop discrimination in football, and in society.


Kev Rowe

Development officer

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Kevin works with the other committee members to develop & grow our supporters network, with an eye to raising future funds.


 Kevin has set up Scotland's first LGBT+-specific football team, HotScots FC, which is based in Edinburgh.


Steve Lovell

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With a background in Marketing, Steve helps develop Villa & Proud's campaigns and events as well writes and publishes our monthly 'OutLoud' newsletter.


Steve also manages the membership and keeps the committee always updated. 


Tom Cowley

Social Media Officer

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As Social Media Officer, Tom uses Social Media to increase our awareness and publish content relating to campaigns and info on what we do.


Tom's background is in social media and web design, and also runs a Mental Health blog.


Sarah Breslin

Women's Football Officer

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As Women’s Football Officer, Sarah builds relationships both on and offline within the group, the Women’s team and the wider Supporter's Network.


Sarah is passionate about equality and diversity, and is a mental health champion.