Meet The Team
YMCA Portadown have a dedicated staff team who work tirelessly to provide the best service and youth provision possible.
National Support Officer / General Secretary
Darryn has been around the YMCA since he was 10 years old and now he is the big boss man. Darryn loves investing in young people as he believes all young people should be supported and encouraged in their lives.
Darryn loves the North Coast, a pepperoni pizza and sneaking cherries from the tuck shop.
Centre Leader in Charge
Billy joined YMCA Portadown in 2018. Billy believes that all young people can be great and wants to see them fulfil their potential.
Billy likes Dr Pepper, giant cola bottles and chicken wings.
Billy leads our youth work team including Junior Youth Club, Senior Drop In and After Schools Club.
Arianne loves having the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of young people; from making crafts to helping them with life's tough decisions.
Arianne loves a wee bounty, 'full fat' coke and Portrush.
Arianne is part of our Junior Youth Club & Senior Drop In. Arianne leads our Choir Project as well as our After School programme on Wednesday afternoon for newcomer young people.
Nathan finds it rewarding to see young people develop and flourish. Nathan loves the fun of youth work, even to the point of having more fun than the young people.
Nathan enjoys Percy Pigs, an ice cold Fanta Lemon and trips to Anfield.
Nathan leads our Monday Junior Youth Club and our Wednesday Inclusion Projects. Nathan is part of our Friday Junior Youth Club and Senior Drop In team.
Zoe is one of our longest serving youth workers and wants to help make a difference in the lives of young people.
Zoe loves pizza, Pepsi and Portrush.
Zoe is part of our Monday Junior Youth Club and Thursday Senior Drop In team.
Tanya is a living legend who has been around the YMCA since she was a young person. Tanya loves helping young people be the best they can be.
Tanya loves Coke Zero, cola bottles and chicken chow mein.
Tanya is part of our After Schools team and our Thursday Senior Drop In team.
Graeme joined the team in September 2019 and is quickly becoming part of the furniture. Graeme aspires to be a role model in the community.
Graeme enjoys a large latte and describes himself as loyal, lucky and sincere.
Graeme is part of our After Schools and Wednesday Inclusion team. You'll find Graeme at Friday night Junior Youth Club and Senior Drop In.
Rebekah is the newest member of our team. Rebekah likes being able to play a small part in the lives of young people. Rebekah loves seeing young people find their identity and potential.
Rebekah likes original Lucozade, Hawaiian pizza and Brazil!
Rebekah is part of our After Schools team and our Choir Project team.
Sarah has been around the YMCA since she was a teenager. Sarah says that if it wasn't for key youth workers in her life, she doesn't know where she would be.
Sarah enjoys a freezing cold Coke Zero, a Big Mac with extra cheese and trips up to White Rocks.
Sarah is part of our After Schools team.
Zach is a local lad who believes young people can develop confidence and self-esteem through new experiences.
Zach is a big fan of a calzone from Spice House, loves a mix up and a bit of Aerosmith in his headphones.
Zach is part of our Monday night Inclusion team and our Express team.
Amy-Lou is passionate about being a youth worker as youth workers helped her develop as a young person through new opportunities to learn new skills.
Amy-Lou can't get Baby Shark out of her head and enjoys a walks through Tollymore Forest Park.
Amy-Lou is part of our Kickstart team.
Administration & Support
Sharon does all the hard work behind the scenes to keep the centre running. Sharon has always loved youth work as it had an incredible impact on her life.
Sharon loves a good Sunday Roast, Fanta Orange and family holidays to Donegal.
As well as all things admin, Sharon is part of our After School team.
Rhoda is the one who keeps the centre looking spick and span. Rhoda makes sure the centre is set up and ready for each session.
Rhoda loves a Bounty and describes herself as caring and a grafter.
You'll find Rhoda working hard in the background and supporting the youth work staff when needed.