The vision of ID in the Community is to create a thriving and connected community across the Solent, where individuals and families are empowered to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

The vision of ID in the Community is to create a thriving and connected community across the Solent, where individuals and families are empowered to reach their full potential.

As an organisation, our primary focus is on supporting and uplifting our community in a holistic manner. We aim to provide a wide range of programmes, opportunities, and initiatives that address the diverse needs and aspirations of our community supporters.

By fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion, we strive to create a supportive environment that encourages personal growth, well-being, and social cohesion. Our commitment extends to promoting education, health and wellness, arts, and a passion for sports.

Through collaborative partnerships with local stakeholders, such as schools, nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies, we intend to leverage collective expertise, resources, and networks to drive positive change.

Our vision is to build a resilient and vibrant community where everyone has access to opportunities, where talents are nurtured, and where innovation thrives. We envision a future where our community stands as a model of success, inspiration, and collective progress.

David Hazelgrove

Founder & Business Development Director

David has spent the past 23 years coaching in a variety of environments, a passionate PE practitioner within primary schools; he has also spent parts of his career working at Southampton Solent University, within their Sports Partnership team as a CPD practitioner supporting primary PE, Eastleigh Football Club, where he was responsible for developing their community programme through primary schools, football coaching, and holiday courses. He was also heavily involved in the coaching of the club’s academy and reserve development squad that finished 2nd in the Suburban Reserve League.   

Passionate about building sport within the local community, David’s focus is to pass on his knowledge and experience to the coaching team within IDPE & Sport, whilst building links with schools and businesses across the local area of Hamble to Gosport.

In David’s spare time, he can be found supporting grassroots football, coaching his son’s team, and offering support to other coaches in the local community.

Liam Botcherby

Operations Director

Liam is an individual who is highly passionate about nurturing, innovating, and engaging young people in PE, Physical Activity, and sports.

Liam graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2017 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in Sports Coaching and Development, along with multiple coaching qualifications. Following University, Liam enjoyed 2 years at The Crescent Primary School as a PE Teacher, before leaving to take up a post at Places Leisure as a Contract Sports Development Manager, as well as managing and delivering his Link Up Play programmes in local Hampshire primary schools.

Liam is an integral part of the IDPE & Sport team ensuring that all our schools, venues, and children get the highest quality of service. Day-to-day Liam is responsible for managing and driving sports development and delivering PE and School Sports.

Martyn Smith

Business and Finance Director

Martyn joined the team in November 2022, a Chartered Accountant by trade, Martyn has joined the team having worked with David locally at Locks Heath Football Club and seen firsthand the work that IDPE & Sport carry out in the community. As Chairman and coach of a local youth football club Martyn brings with him a wealth of experience that we are hoping we can use to further push towards our goal of being a community company that provides access to sport and coaching to all.

It is Martyn’s belief that PE, physical activity, and sports should be accessible for every child, his vision is to ensure that every child in the local community has that opportunity through IDPE & Sport.

Martyn also holds his Football Level 1, Dodgeball Level 1, Paediatric First Aid, and Safe-Guarding Children.