Tony Ploszajski Profile

Tony Ploszajski - Leisure Management ConsultantTony Ploszajski is an expert leisure consultant with a masters degree from Cambridge University, where he also achieved an athletics ‘Blue’. He subsequently worked for Sport England for twelve years, in a regional office, at headquarters and latterly as Senior Project Officer with its Lottery Planning Team.

He joined Whiteley International in 1995 as a leisuure consultant and was appointed a partner in the practice in 1998.

Tony’s major achievements include:

A wealth of monitoring an evaluation experience, including major commissions for Sport England (Lottery capital projects and national facility strategies), the Football Association (mini-soccer), the Sports Council for Wales (coach education) and the Lawn Tennis Association (the Indoor Tennis Initiative and Community Tennis Partnerships).

Feasibility studies for sports and leisure facility developments at all scales from the Sport England Institute, through to dual use provision on education sites.

Strategic plans of various types and at all levels, including Cultural Strategies for a county (Leicestershire), a unitary authority (Calderdale) and a district (Aylesbury Vale), facility strategies (for Birmingham City Council) and funding strategies (for the London Borough of Wandsworth).

Operational plans and reviews for a wide range of clients, including the University of Exeter, the National Ice Skating Association and the Lawn Tennis Association.

A successful track record with more than sixty Lottery funding applications, involving a total of £45 million grant awards. He also provides a Lottery Advisory Service to the Countryside Agency and its clients.