– Meet Our Coaches –

Leadership Team

Rob Wilkinson

Company Director

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Length of service: I set up the company in 2011
Responsibilities: The role of business leader incorporates managing all aspects of the work we do and running the company, it’s a 24/7 job!

Leaders who have inspired you: My old PE teacher Niall Mcwilliams, Baroness Sue Campbell, Bobby Robson (England 1990 world cup)

Favourite sports teams: Oxford United, Arsenal and Molesey Lions U8s!

Podcast recommendations: The High Performance podcast has been inspirational since it’s advent during lockdown, I also love Totally Football show, The PE Umbrella, The Active Code, Around the NFL, Rugby Union weekly and Slow Burn

Book recommendations: Legacy by James Kerr was very influential recently and Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela was pretty inspirational

Why you like the role/work you do: Sports brings people together and changes lives which I strongly believe in but in a much more fundamental way movement is important, it matters and particularly now in this highly inactive sedentary culture in which we live. I’m very proud of the work we do in and out of schools, I hope it makes a difference to the lives of young people.

Ashley Snadden

Learning & Development Manager

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Length of service: 3 years

Responsibilities: Quality Assurance, Holiday Camps and Curriculum.

Leaders who have inspired you: After watching The Last Dance, Phil Jackson, I liked how he dealt with different individuals and found a winning formula.

Favourite sports teams: Crystal Palace FC

Podcast recommendations: The High Performance Podcast

Book recommendations: Bill Walsh- The Score Takes Care of Itself

Why you like the role/work you do: Making a difference in something that I love- Sports and Physical Education!

George Marsden

Senior Primary PE Specialist,
Head Coach of SLD Soccer School
& Competitions Lead

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Length of service: 4 years

Responsibilities: To deliver PE professional development to teachers in school, coordinate all SLD Soccer School activities and line manage SLD coaches and to organise and deliver Moving Matters primary school competitions programme.
Leaders who have inspired you: Ebun Thomas (a former football coach of mine) and Pep Guardiola

Favourite sports teams: Manchester United

Podcast recommendations: On the Judy, 90s Baby Show, I Am Athlete, The Joe Rogan Experience, Making Sense

Book recommendations: The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma and Pep Confidential by Marti Perarnau

Why you like the role/work you do (if you like the role!!!): I enjoy delivering professional development as I work with a wide variety of teachers and children. As a result I have been able to develop my own coaching expertise significantly. I also enjoy coaching the SLD year 5-8 boys session as we have a brilliant group of players that are motivated to learn, which only makes my job as their coach better! Finally, despite not being able to hold as many competitions as I would have liked to this academic year, the ones I have delivered have been successful and very rewarding. There is great variety in the work I do, which keeps me on my toes!

Matt Hayman

Senior Primary PE Specialist

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Length of service: 8 years

Responsibilities: PE Delivery, Quality Assurance

Leaders who have inspired you: Doddie Weir, he has been a leader in the fight against MND and has used such a horrible condition to inspire change.

Favourite sports teams: Aberdeen FC

Podcast recommendations: The Rugby POD, High Performance Podcast

Why you like the role/work you do:

I love the role I do as it is different everyday and I get to work with such a big range of children and hopefully give them the same positive experience of sport that I had growing up.

Sonja Tengwall

Senior Administrator

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Length of service: I have been in post since September 2020.

Responsibilities: Providing admin for all areas of the business. Supporting the team, first point of contact for schools and parents.

Leaders who have inspired you: Angela Merkel, Michelle Obama, Greta Thunberg, Dolly Parton, Gareth Southgate

Favourite sports teams: England Female Rugby Team

Podcast recommendations: Desert Island Discs

Book recommendations: Sally Rooney, Normal People, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Ivy and Bean to read to my daughter!
Why you like the role/work you do (if you like the role!!!): I like how varied my role is and how I work with a range of people, parents, schools and children! The coaches I support are fantastic at their roles and I really enjoy working with and supporting them.

– Meet Our Team –

Our Primary PE Specialists

Malik Azaze

Primary PE Specialist
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Length: 11 Months
Fave Subject: PE
Fave Team: Arsenal
Fave Food: Lasagne
Fave Quote: Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they’ll remember the name on the back – Tony Adams

Quayne Birch

Primary PE Specialist

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Length at MM: Nearly a Year
Favourite Subject at School: Drama
Favourite Sports Team: Liverpool FC
Favourite Food: Oxtail with Butter Beans
Favourite Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

Jacob Calder

Primary PE Specialist

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Length at MM: A Year
Favourite Subject at School: PE
Favourite Sports Team: Arsenal
Favourite Food: Spag Bol
Favourite Quote: “First you make your habits, then your habits make you”

Levi O’Neal Dawson

Primary PE Specialist

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Length at MM: 3 Years
Favourite Subject at School: Art
Favourite Sports Team: Chelsea
Favourite Food: Potatoes and Chicken
Favourite Quote: “Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.”

Hosánna Gayle

Apprentice Primary PE Specialist
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Length at MM: 2 Months
Fav Subject: Geography
Fav Sports Team: Man City
Fav Food: Curry Goat
Fav Quote: “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

Ryan Locock

Primary PE Specialist

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Length: 3 years
Fave Subject: PE
Fave Team: Arsenal
Fave Food: Salmon
Fave Quote: “Grow your grass greener before worrying about others.”

Teri Lovesey

Primary PE Specialist

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Length at MM: 3 Years
Favourite Subject at School: PE
Favourite Sports Team: Chelsea FC
Favourite Food: Mac & Cheese
Favourite Quote: “Risk is an opportunity”

Geraldine Garcia Benitez

Assistant Sports Coach

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Length at MM: A Week
Fav Subject: Psychology 
Fav Sports Team: El Cali
Fav Food: Sandwich
Fav Quote: “Pain is just weakness leaving your body”

Kayne Roberts

Primary PE Specialist
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Length at MM: 7 Months
Favourite Subject at School: Maths
Favourite Sports Team: Arsenal
Favourite Food: Oxtail and Rice
Favourite Quote: “Don’t count the days, make the days count”
Mauro Cardoso

Primary PE Specialist

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Length at MM: I’ve just started and I’m very happy to be part of the team.
Favourite Subject at School: PE Lessons and Biology
Favourite Sports Team:Palmeiras FC
Favourite Food:Stroganoff or Pizza
Favourite Quote: “Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life.”

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