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ABOUT ME

​The Covid 19 pandemic has been life changing for everyone.


In March 2020, after 18 years working in sports development/coaching at the National Ice Centre I found myself with the unexpected challenge of facing furlough due to the closure of all UK sporting facilities. The furlough period provided me with a number of opportunities as well as the time to reflect on my working life and helped me look towards a possibly different but equally challenging future.

With the many skills that I have gained over the years I could bring together all of my sporting experience to use at different levels in various settings.

Having made my decision to leave my post as Sports Development Officer and become a self-employed coach I feel very positive that what I have to offer to schools, communities and sports clubs will greatly benefit those who participate: for me I will always give 100% to everything I do.

Sports Development Experience

- Level 3 Qualified Ice Hockey Coach 2000 to present date

- 18 Years Sports Development experience at National Ice Centre (NIC) managing

and coordinating all 6 week schools ice skating programmes

In 2010 the schools ice skating was awarded

The Youth Sport Trust Regional Award for

"Inspiring young people to take part in PE or sport who are not yet engaged"

- Development/implementation of the Urban Hockey Programme 2007-2018

- Coach Core Apprenticeship Programme at NIC 2015-2019

- First Aid Qualified Until 2023

- Mental Health First Aider 2018

- Enhanced DBS (online system) from August 2020

- 12+ years experience as Safeguarding Officer at NIC

- NSPCC Child Protection In Schools September 2020

- NSPCC Child Protection In Sport September 2020

- UK Coaching (Safeguarding and Protecting Children) 2018

- Former Community Governor at Bluebell Hill Primary School 2016-2020

- Nottingham City Council

(Safeguarding Bullying Awareness & Promoting Children's Welfare) 2019

- Nottingham City Council

(Legal Responsibilities of Management -

including H&S Competency & Accountability) 2019

Ice Hockey Experience

- Head Coach of Nottingham Lions Ice Hockey Team 2011 to present date

- Head Coach of Nottingham Lions Academy 2013 to present date

- Former Nottingham Panthers player 1990

- Junior Ice Hockey Player for Nottingham Tigers/Cougars/Trojans 1984-1995

- Head Coach of Great Britain Men’s University Ice Hockey Team

at five Student Winter Olympics (Universiades):-

2019 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2017 Almaty, Kazakhstan

2013 Trentino, Italy

2009 Harbin, China

2007 Turin, Italy

Other Sports Coaching Experience

- 4+ Years Coaching Cricket at Notts & Arnold Cricket Club

based in Bestwood Village winning U10 League 2017-19

- ASA Swimming Coach Level 1 - Carlton Forum Swimming Club