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 am a retained Firefighter within my local community and the deputy Safeguarding officer at L & F Multi Sports.