Sandra Walsh was born in Ballymacash, went to Ballymacash PS and St Marks Church. She has worked in Barclays Bank for 38 years and run three of the branches. She has vast experience in organising fundraising events for charities and also running digital and Lifeskill events throughout NI within numerous schools, colleges and community groups. She is confident that her experience in banking will benefit the Sports Academy. Her late brother Stitty played for Ballymacash Rangers and some might know her from running the annual football and darts Motor Neuron fundraiser in the club. She wants to see this venture going from strength to strength to benefit the community and will do her utmost to help achieve this.