Meet The Team
Our team are at the heart of what we do. Our recruitment process is guided by our values and we evaluate individuals based on their character and personality before their qualifications. Our mission is not only to keep the children active but to keep them happy, healthy and thriving in their environment.
Sports Co-ordinator & Urmston Camp Leader
“I have been working with children for 6 years, primarily as a dance teacher and sports coach but also in a childcare setting through charities and buddy programmes at school. This experience provided me with the knowledge and confidence to work in a leadership role. My aim for the Children at School of Sport is to feel they are in a safe, supportive, creative and most importantly fun space where they can experience new activities and develop skills that will continue to help them grow. I am passionate about being a positive role model in the lives of the children we teach and hopefully assisting them in getting the best out of their experience with us.”
Chorlton Camp Leader
“I have played sports for as long as I can remember starting with extreme outdoor sports such as skiing, canoeing, and abseiling. As I grew up, I competed in National and Regional Netball competitions with my school and played at my local netball club for 6 years.
Since a very young age, Netball has been my passion, and I was lucky enough to be selected for my county and North Wales on multiple occasions. I have gained dynamic skills in team building and sporting techniques that I bring to all my sessions.
I bring all the skills I have learned through sport to each of my sessions. Playing sports is an excellent mechanism for character building in students. From getting to know each individual, I can custom my session to each child’s strengths and weaknesses, meaning that even in a group setting the sessions are tailored to each child.”
I spent three summers working abroad.
Bowdon Camp Leader
“I am qualified with the UKA as a ‘Teacher of Dancing’ in the style of Hip-Hop and Street. I am also Level 1 qualified in Gymnastics (UK) and Cheerleading (UKCA). I have been a passionate dancer for 11 years and during these years I have competed up and down the country, placing 2nd in the UDO Street Dance World Championships with my team Nu-Vybe. Since I stopped competing in 2017 I have gained many valuable skills through teaching children aged 4-13, providing them with an experienced outlook on dance.”
Head of Sports Development
“I have been coaching over 10 years now, beginning with Stretford Victoria JFC under 6s at 13. From this point onwards, the joy and fulfilment of coaching has led me to pursue coaching and pedagogy as a profession by completing various sports coaching qualifications, including handball, American football, and rugby. Before studying sports science at university at undergraduate, masters and now completing a PhD exploring talent development.
The opportunities and variety of sports provided by School of Sport enable pupils to experience a range of activities to find those they enjoy to promote life long participation and health benefits that this entails.”
I have always had an avid interest in sport from a young age, training in a diverse range of sports such as football and hockey. In addition, I have competed nationally in football and have undertaken numerous sports-related qualifications.
After gaining my degree in 2018, I secured employment with the School of Sport. I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching children in a variety of sports in diverse settings. My ambition working for the School of Sport is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to discover their passion for the sport through coaching a range of sports in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.”
“I have been a football coach since I was 14, getting my first start in coaching with my secondary school team. Being part of a team that wants to succeed and help young people in their involvement in sport, whether they are beginners or experienced, is something that I enjoy immensely.
As a coach, my motto is that we should always look to develop individuals as people first, then any technique developed is a bonus!”
“I have always loved playing sport. I have played football, basketball, tennis, cricket, golf, and swimming over the years. I am a qualified football referee and have officiated youth football matches, and I have been an assistant referee in open age football. I have been coaching sports since I was 17, including tennis coaching at Whalley Range tennis club in Manchester and coaching girls’ football at Whitley Bay in the Northeast. I recently graduated from Northumbria University in Newcastle with a degree in Sports Coaching.
Now I am back in Manchester, I am looking forward to working with children and young people in my hometown, and I hope to instil a love of sport into as many of them as possible. “
“I started practising yoga at the age of 17, a time in which I was experiencing a lot of change and uncertainty. From this young age and still, to this day, I have found that yoga is a means of exercise and a medium that enables me to de-stress, reconnect with myself, and find a deep connection to the world surrounds me. Since then, I have lived in different cities, had different jobs, travelled to different countries, yet yoga continues to occupy a constant space in my life.
In 2018 I decided to complete my yoga teacher training in India, due to its immensely positive impact on my life and overall well-being and my desire to share this gift with others. Shortly after returning, I was asked to teach in a local primary school. I knew the children would greatly benefit from the practice. Still, I didn’t know how deeply I would fall in love with sharing these ancient techniques and disciplines with our youngest generation, who in this modern world of screens, technology, and anxiety arguably need it the most.”