Richard Sweeney

What do you do?
My role consists of looking after the members that visit the members bar on a daily basis, to looking after all the guests that visit Wear Park from lunches, afternoon teas and corporate events to large dinners of up to 200 people in the main function room.

What do you love about the club and working in leisure?
After 16 years in leisure I have realised that the majority of my time spent on a day to day basis is working alongside my team and helping to promote and push the team to a high standard along with them being friendly and fun to be around, also a big part of what I like about the club is chatting to the members on a day to day basis and seeing the same people as well as new members in club.

When did you start?
I started in October 2013.

A sentence about you?
After moving to Torquay from Yorkshire in 2009 I have found I job that I love, I love to live by the sea and at the same time not been too far from the moors. Those who are friends with me on Facebook know that I like nothing more than a good meal and to take pictures of it too, oh and a good selfie.

Favourite leisure activities?
Love football but haven’t played since I broke my ankle in 2004, recently started going to the gym which I enjoy more and more with help from Nick Rose pushing me in my pt sessions.