Coach standards

All our coaches hold an advanced CRB and either Qualified Teacher Status or a Level 2 National Governing Body qualification. Further to this they undergo training in: Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, National Curriculum and assessment procedures and ISCP Policies and Procedures.

Alex Townend
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Qualifications:

BA Hons Degree in Dance

Associate Member of the I.D.T.A and N.A.T.D

Qualified teacher of Ballet,Tap,Theatrecraft and Modern

Favourite sport:

Dancing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greatest sporting achievement:

I love all the dance i do whether performing or teaching. I currently perform with three theatre companies and am a tribute singer in a band who tours and provides functions all over the North West. I also teach singing and musical theatre and am resident choreographer for two theatre companies- one adult and one youth.
I would say that dancing for Bloch and getting all my independant qualifications are the achievements i am most proud of!


Amelia Hughes
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Andy Lord
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Qualifications:

Level 2 Cricket Coach, Gymnastics

Sports Coaching Degree

First Aid

Favourite sport:

Cricket, Football and Rugby

Greatest sporting achievement:

Guiness World Record in Tag Rugby - Developing the rugby skills of over 600 children within Salford Schools before involving them in the largest tournament setting the record.


Cherrelle Fennell
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Qualifications:

Level 3 gymnastic's coach

Disability level 1 gymnastics coach

Favourite sport:

Gymnastic's

Greatest sporting achievement:

Youth Olympics, GB International,Anaheim 2000 Olympic qualification, 2004 Olympic games gymnastic's


Chloe Williams
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Qualifications:

BA Hons in Dance

Associate member of I.D.T.A

Qualified in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Theatrecraft & Freestyle

Favourite sport:

Dance

Greatest sporting achievement:

Performing @ Carl Allen awards!
Entering my students in to comps and them placing top 3!
My teaching Quals!


Clare Fildes
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Qualifications:

ISTD ballet associate teacher

ISTD modern associate teacher

Applied Anatomy

Favourite sport:

Dance and Swimming

Greatest sporting achievement:

Highlights include performing in far flung places such as South Korea and creating dance for outdoors and alternative stages. One example: I was Assistant choreographer for The Battle Of The Somme Commemoration in Heaton Park. I helped choreograph 315 non-dancer volunteers who were brave enough to stand up and dance amongst the audience of 9000 people.


Ged Campbell
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Qualifications:

Athletics level 4, Dodgeball level 2, Ultimate Frizbee level 2

Cricket level 1, Boxing, Basketball level 1

Tennis level 1, football level 1

Favourite sport:

Athletics

Greatest sporting achievement:

Representing the Royal Airforce at Athletics and Coaching an Athlete to International level


Gill Molloy
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Qualifications:

Teacher of PE 11-16

Netball Coach - level 1. Hockey Coach - Level 1

Gymnastic Coach -Level 1 Trampoline Coach - Level 1

Favourite sport:

Trampolining / Swimming

Greatest sporting achievement:

Representing my region in swimming and gymnastics


Jess Ramplin
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Jessica Walsh
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Qualifications:

Gymnastics Level 3

Cheerleading Level 2

Handball Level 1, Dodgeball Level 2

Favourite sport:

Gymnastics

Greatest sporting achievement:


Joanne Brown
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Qualifications:

Level 2 in Athletics, Children's Fitness and Multi-skills and Netball Level 1 in Handball, Softball

Favourite sport:

Athletics

Greatest sporting achievement:

The achievements that I am proud of have been over the last 2 years with my time being the lead coach of the under 11's at Bury Athletic Club. The improvements that the young athletes have shown with their performances as been fantastic and makes me so proud of them.


Joe Mcquade
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Qualifications:

BA (Hons) degree in Sports coaching

level 2 Dodgeball

level 2 fitness instructor

Favourite sport:

Boxing, Football & Track/Road Cycling

Greatest sporting achievement:

As sporting achievements go I Have raced and trained alongside Great Britain Team riders at Manchester Velodrome and I was also an academy football player at Blackburn Rovers as a youth. A massive achievement for me was travelling to Zambia, Africa coaching local schools a variety of sports and using sport as a tool to teach them about HIV/AIDS and other major factors. I have also coached football in Thailand.


John Smethurst
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Qualifications:

Level 4 Mens Artistic Gymnastics Coach

TOPS Gymnastics

TOPS Gymnastics tutor

Favourite sport:

Gymnastics and Football

Greatest sporting achievement:

I have represented England and Great Britain in gymnastics at various major events such as World and European Championships. I also competed in the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games winning two gold medals and two bronze medals.


Liz Collins
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Qualifications:

England Netball Level 1 & 2, Nat Diploma Level 3 in Sports Science, NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care,

Favourite sport:

Watching Football & Netball- playing Netball & swimming.

Greatest sporting achievement:

With School, Winning the English Schools Basket Ball National Cup Finals!! For the past eleven years I have worked within many schools, sports hall, sports clubs coaching Netball to many children, both boys & girls, young people, adults, along with MCFC on their CITC (City in the Community) project with Manchester's inclusive children coaching both netball sessions & netball tournaments. I just love coching Netball/sport.


Matthew Knowles
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Qualifications:

Level 2 FA Football coach, Level 2 Fitness Instructing, Level 2 CSLA, BIKEABILITY, HANDBALL, TENNIS,

Equity and Equality in coaching, Coaching disabled performers, Sports Industry, Practical Sports stu

First Aid, Child Protection Certificates

Favourite sport:

All sports

Greatest sporting achievement:

Delivering sports sessions in front of Prince Charles.
Currently working for Rochdale Football Club as a scout.
Working in Germany for Burnley FC.
Currently playing semi professional football.
Currently running an under 15s football team in the BuryNJFL.
From the age of 16 to current: Providing children/adults of all abilities with a variety of funfilled sports or fitness sessions.
Currently delivering a wide variety of sports and fitness sessions to boys and girls aged 5-16.
Working for the NHS providing sports sessions to pupils with mental health helping them to become confident and active.

To see DEVELOPMENT and FUN take place is the most rewarding aspect of my work.


Michelle Knowles
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Steve Denner
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Qualifications:

LTA Level 2 Tennis Coach

Emergency First Aid at Work (QFC)

Enhanced DBS, Safe Guarding Children Certificate

Favourite sport:

Tennis and Badminton

Greatest sporting achievement:

6 Times Lancashire Men's Singles Tennis Champion
13 Times Bolton Men's Singles Tennis Champion
Lancashire County Tennis Player
Played in the All England Badminton World Championships
Represented England at Badminton


Tom Lemon
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Qualifications:

Tennis Level 3 Performance Coach

Bsc (Hons) Degree in Sports Coaching from Leeds Met

Football/Badminton UKCC Level 1

Favourite sport:

Tennis

Greatest sporting achievement:

Captained David Lloyd Tennis Teams at Mens, Juniors and Mixed in Division 1. Currently the Head Coach at Holcombe Brook Sports Club


Trixie Bold
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Victoria Neild
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Qualifications:

Womens Artistic gymnastics Level 3, General gymnastics Level 3,

Cheerleading Level 5, Dodgeball Level 2

Handball level 1,

Favourite sport:

Gymnastics

Greatest sporting achievement:

I am Head coach and Director of Bolton Gymnastics Club, I have 10 years Experience in coaching PE in primary schools.