Antonio Carlo joins Intelligent Health as Beat the Street co-ordinator for East Renfrewshire
Scotland’s incredible feats across the Beat the Street games are about to get a boost thanks to the appointment of a new co-ordinator.
Antonio Carlo will ensure the smooth running of the physical activity game, in particular its ‘Sustain’ phase where local partners and stakeholders build on the engagement created during the game phase. With experience of professional sport, a love of physical activity, a background in sports journalism and a passion for coaching, Antonio is uniquely placed to help develop the Beat the Street game.
Antonio was born in Venezuela but grew up in Tenerife where an injury unfortunately put an end to his career as a professional basketball player. He turned to journalism to continue working in sport, and also became a pro-basketball coach. A three-month stay in Glasgow has now turned into 22 years which has included stints working at the Scottish Sun, plus Scottish Sports Futures and South Lanarkshire Council coaching several sports to schoolchildren.
He now beings his knowledge and expertise to the Beat the Street role, and leads the way by walking around the area where possible.
He said: “This role really appealed to me as it means I’m connected with the local community while using my background in sports and media.
“Having seen Beat the Street in action, I was really impressed. It’s such an incredible idea as people are engaged to play the game by swiping their cards collecting points while they are walking, jogging or cycling which keeps you fit and healthy and it helps you to clear your thoughts in a fun way. Beat the Street brings people together in the local community.
“I’m looking forward to promoting Beat the Street further and helping to encourage more people to take part in this amazing and fun game. I hope I can contribute with my work so numbers will increase.”
In his spare time, Antonio enjoys basketball and football, plus running around Rouken Glen Park or walking around Thornliebank and Eaglesham.