I completed my secondary education in Western Australia where I received a scholarship in Rugby Union. After completing my WACE examination in Australia, I returned to the United Kingdom to further my education. In 2015, I gained a qualification in Sports Coaching and Development. During this time I attended the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy and also became part of the Taunton Titans 1st 15 national 2 rugby team. I have to date played more than 100 games for Taunton Titans. I have a background of working with children with SEN both in a sporting and academic environment. I have obtained coaching and refereeing accreditation with the IRB along with various coaching in both primary and secondary schools relating to Athletics, Basketball, Cricket and Football. I have successfully completed my paediatric first aid along with various other sports and coaching certificates. In Addition to being a lead coach I am also the Safeguarding officer at L & F Multi Sports.
Whilst in Secondary Education, I played for the Plymouth Argyle Development Squad and began coaching at a primary school level. On completing my education, I joined the British Army where I played football for both my Corps and my Regiment and won multiple leagues and cups both at a national and international level. Since leaving the Army, I have obtained a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management and have also obtained a National Certificate in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness in addition to Sports Leader and Football Coaching qualifications.
I have significant experience of working with children with SEN and, in particular, in providing sport and fitness in an inclusive way.
I have also completed a level 2 certificate in understanding children and young people's mental health.
In addition to coaching, I was a retained Firefighter within my local community and still the deputy Safeguarding officer at L & F Multi Sports.
On completion of secondary education, I studied both business studies and motor vehicle mechanics prior to joining the army in the role of rifleman. During my time in the army I boxed and played football for the royal green jackets on a regular basis in between operational tours. After 6 years with the army I joined the the Royal Marines, during my time within the Royal Marines I achieved a level 5 award in management coaching and mentoring whilst in the role of recruit instructor. Once I had retired from boxing and playing football I gained My level 1 and 2 in boxing coaching, supervising and judging. I have a vast amount of experience within football, both playing and coaching. I have played football for the inter services and have gaining various qualifications along the way, which include Level 1 and 2 in football coaching, Goalkeeper coaching, Talent identification, FA referee, First aid, Welfare and Safeguarding. Whilst obtaining my football qualifications I have kept current and competent by coaching a youth team whilst working for Exeter city’s development centre and coaching within the Royal Marines winning various cups along the way.