Introducing our new Sporting Equals Activator for Barking & Dagenham Breaking Boundaries programme Janine Palm


Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme (2018 –2021) funded by Spirit of 2012, supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and The Institute of Community Cohesion (Icoco).

We sit down with Janine Palm the new Sporting Equals Activator for the Barking & Dagenham Breaking Boundaries programme.

  1. How did you get involved in Breaking Boundaries as an Activator?

Because I was already working on a project in East London as the Sporting Equals Activator, an opportunity came up to work on the project and I took it.

  1. How has cricket played a part in your life?

I grow up playing cricket for my school team, I was a bowler. My family also supported the West Indian cricket team who were in their heyday one of the best teams. Spent many summers watching the games with uncles. I also attended a game between England and the West Indian at the 20/20 tournament in St Lucia.

  1. What difference do you hope to make as a Breaking Boundaries Activator?

I hope to bring opportunities to community how would not get the chance to play the beautiful game.

  1. What do you think is key to bringing communities together?

My three key words are engaging, respecting and delivering

  1. What are you most excited about on the Breaking Boundaries programme?

Working with the community because we are coming out of lock down it gives everyone a chance to play sports and I can be part of this.

  1. What job did you want to do when you were young?

Anything in performing arts

  1. What's your first sporting memory?

Watching the Olympics when Linford Christie won the 100 metres race

  1. What are you looking forward to doing after lockdown?

Going to the gym

  1. Give us a fun fact about yourself?

I really enjoy attending carnivals in the Caribbean

  1. What level spice do you order at Nandos?

Extra Hot Fire