Love of the Game seeks to unite the fields of sport, technology, science, academia and business to identify, invest and implement innovative solutions that will mitigate the health risks arising in so many sports, whether team or individual, contact or non-contact.
Through our unique network of supporters representing the UK’s major sports, government, academic institutions and business, we seek to drive awareness and funding of the research and development of solutions to aid in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of head injuries, concussion and related problems.
With our collective passion, goodwill and expertise our aim is to reduce, manage or cure concussion related injuries, ensure the longevity of players’ games and careers, and safeguard the integrity of the sports we know and love.
Meet the Team
Chairman Laurence Geller CBE
Co-founder & Trustee Sally Pettipher
Medical Adviser, Professor Mike Parker BSc, MS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed), FCASE
Professor Mike Parker is a retired consultant surgeon who holds, or has held, a number of leadership positions in Royal Colleges and Societies across medicine and surgery. BIOGRAPHY
Ambassador Baron Botham of Ravensworth
Ian Botham, Baron Botham, OBE is an English cricket commentator, member of the House of Lords, a former cricketer who has been chairman of Durham County Cricket Club since 2017 and charity fundraiser.
Ambassador Chris Cowdrey
Chris Cowdrey is a former English cricketer. Cowdrey played for Kent, Glamorgan and once captained England.
Ambassador Peter Rogers
Ambassador John Taylor
Former rugby union player John Taylor represented Wales 26 times between 1967 and 1973. He also played in the only British Lions side to have won a Test series in New Zealand, in 1971.
Ambassador Zinzan Brooke
Zinzan Valentine Brooke MNZM is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played at number eight. Brooke played 58 tests for New Zealand, and 42 non-international matches for the All Blacks. He captained Auckland Blues to Super 12 championships in 1996 and 1997 and was an influential figure in Auckland’s dominance in the National Provincial Championship during the late 1980s and 1990s. He scored 17 tries in test matches, then a world record for a forward. He also played for New Zealand Māori.