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Richard Honeyford | Executive Manager

Richard has worked in sport for over 20 years. As a a youth, he represented Ireland at two Youth World Sailing Championships in 1998 and 1999 and won multiple youth national titles. Richard has worked as a watersports instructor and then became a coach, working with international athletes for a period, before then the NI Youth Squads and Irish Youth Academy.  

He worked as Performance Manager for RYA Northern Ireland from 2006 to 2016, developing the performance pathway and supporting high performance athletes, including coaching the Irish men’s single handed representative at London 2012.  From 2016 to 2022 Richard was Chief Operating Officer for RYA Northern Ireland.

Richards interests have always been in outdoor sports, from sailing to Stand Up Paddleboarding.  His main hobby is windsurfing and now moving into foiling.