Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Team Leader

***Meet the Team***

Introducing Matt Williams! He is authentic, communicative, laid-back, outspoken and self-confident and that’s why we love him!

We ask Matt about what it’s like to work at CYZ…

I have worked at CYZ since November 2014

I started work at Carlisle Youth Zone as the Senior Team Leader, since then I have shifted to focus on our Targeted Youth Work. This also includes being our safeguarding lead and volunteer coordinator.

I absolutely love this place! Working somewhere where so many have a passion for the young people that attend and their futures has to be the most rewarding and inspiring job to be in! It’s fun, unpredictable, challenging and I’m convinced it keeps you looking young.

…and about his hobbies and childhood…

Golf – I play once a year

Often found trainspotting in Penrith

I’m a big Tottenham Hotspur fan, we finished above Liverpool this year (Sorry Cam)


And…most importantly I am now a Dad to a beautiful 1 month old baby girl…so by default this is my new hobby.

My favourite memory is being about 12/13 and having epic games of hide and seek on my street, taking hiding spots to the next level and obviously never being found!


Carlilse Youth Zone

About Carlisle Youth zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled. We are open 6 night a week and during school holidays we run our successful Holiday Club.

Part of the onside network