Health Through Sport Trustees and Patrons

Health Through Sport Patrons

Joe Royle


Ex-Everton Player and Manager, currently head of the USM Finch Farm academy, Joe has been an avid supporter & patron of Health Through Sport for many years. Joe attends many of the charity’s events such as the sportsperson’s dinners, golf days and promotional events. Health Through Sport is honoured to have Joe support the charity as one of its patrons.

Lord Grantchester


Lord John Grantchester, a British Peer, Politician and major shareholder at Everton FC, is a long term supporter and patron of Health Through Support. Lord Granchester attends many of our events each year including the Sportsperson’s dinners. His charitable network and advice always proves invaluable to Health Through Sport and we are honoured to have him onboard as patron of the charity.

John Blain


John Blain is a life long Evertonian and has been attending games for over 50 years. He is a minor shareholder in the football club and has been Chairman of the Independent Everton Shareholder’s Association for over 5 years.

John regularly contributes articles and comment for the local and national media and has often appeared on or in the Liverpool Echo, Radio City Talk, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio 5Live and Sky Sports. He is also a founder and contributor to the popular Everton Business Matters podcast.

John is a proactive supporter of Merseyside charities and Health Through Sport in particular through his attendance at charitable events and sponsored cycling and running activities We are delighted John is supporting the charity as one of our Patrons.

Simon Britton


‘I am truly delighted and honoured at the invitation by Ronny Goodlass to become a patron of his “Health Through Sport” charity. Having been heavily involved in working and fundraising for several Major charities who occupy marble tiled office towers with outlandish overheads and chief executives commanding six figure salaries, this is a real hands on charity really which focuses on putting something straight into the hand of those in need. The charity is rooted in the community with the ambition to expand nationally’

Paul Mason


‘Sometimes when you see the work people do selflessly for others who are in need or need comfort it propels those in a healthy position to reevaluate the help they do for others. When Ronny Goodlass first asked me to help with the Health Through Sport Charity he tirelessly works at I was honoured because I admired Ronny as the great footballer he was for our club Everton FC, so I immediately thought yes I’d love to help out, but after getting to know Ronny Goodlass the person, I was in awe of his work to help others and his work to improve the lives of others. I’m humbled to be asked to support Ronny’s Charity Health Through Sport and I’m honoured to call him a friend.’

Lily Kendall


‘I was really overwhelmed when Ronny asked me to be a patron for his charity, mainly because Howard always supported it and also for me it’s an honour to present my husband’s award. That meant so much that Ronny dedicated an award in his name, The Howard Kendall Achievement Award. I enjoy getting involved with Ronny and I’m looking forward to carrying on once this pandemic is over’

Health Through Sport Founders, Trustees and Friends

Ronny Goodlass

Founder & Trustee

Ex-Everton Player and founder of the Health Through Sport Charity, Ronny can be heard over the airways commentating for BBC Radio Merseyside on match days. Away from the Radio, Ronny works tirelessly with the charity not only organising events, fundraising but also by running the coaching courses that make the charity a success.

Mayor Joe Anderson

Friend of the Charity

Mayor Joe Anderson is a keen supporter and friend of Health Through Support.

‘I want to publicly congratulate Ronny and all of his hardworking team on the success of this fantastic project. I hope that in years to come it continues to go from strength to strength’.

Mike Dalton

Chairman of the Trustees

Mike has been actively involved in Health Through Sport for a number of years, dedicating time and effort into ensuring that the charity runs smoothly. As Chairman of the Trustees, Mike has written a foreword to this website which can be found on the ‘Words of the Trustees’ page.

Eddie Bowman


Eddie is a long-serving trustee of Health Through Sport – you can read about his involvement, thoughts on the charity and its future in the ‘Words from Trustees’ page.

Lord Granchester, Ronny Goodlass and Dr France
Patron Joe Royle with Mayor Joe Anderson, a friend of the Charity