Our Coaching Team is renowned for its enthusiasm, punctuality and consistency. All members of the Pro Sport team strive to be the role model that makes a difference to your child’s sporting life.
We select new coaches carefully to maintain our high standards and are committed to continuous ongoing training and personal development. It is vital to us that each member of the coaching team reflects the ethos of the company - our coaches have great relationships with the children and staff at the schools they visit. As you would expect, Pro Sport coaches are all fully qualified First Aiders, DBS checked and trained in Safeguarding for children.
MEET THE TEAM
ADAM LAKELAND - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Adam created Pro Sport Coaching in 2006 following almost five years working as a Sports Development Officer for Blackburn Rovers F.I.T.C. Adam's vision is to be Lancashire's lead provider of quality sports sessions offering great variety and value for money. Adam coaches a vast number of sports, football is his main passion and in March 2011 he gained his UEFA ‘A’ Coaching Licence. As well as running Pro Sport and our sister company Diddy Dribblers, Adam also coaches at Runshaw College and was manager of Northwich Victoria Football Club from January to December 2016.
An experienced coach who has worked in Sports Development for over ten years, Kieran is in his second spell with Pro Sport Coaching having worked for Blackburn Rovers Football in The Community and Manchester Council as a Sports Development Coach in between. His wealth of experience and knowledge is invaluable to our coaching team. Kieran has also worked with Blackburn Rovers Ladies F.C, Blackpool F.C Centre of Excellence, Curzon Ashton F.C and Stalybridge Celtic F.C as a specialist Goalkeeper Coach.
Dominic is a very talented, up and coming coach with a bright future at Pro Sport Coaching. Whilst studying at college, Dominic worked for Pro Sport on a voluntary basis to gain experience from our senior staff before joining us as a full time sports coach in May 2014. As well as being a very capable coach in a number of different sports, Dominic is also a level 5 football referee and won the Young Referee of the Year award in the 2013/2014 season - a fantastic achievement.
Iain George joined us in July 2013. Iain has lots of previous coaching experience, working with Team Theme, Active Synergy and Academy of Sports and we were delighted to bring him in as a full time team member of Pro Sport Coaching. Passionate about football and playing to a high standard from a very young age, Iain has played for a number of teams, including Runshaw Academy, Southport F.C and Blackburn Rovers F.C. In his spare time Iain enjoys socialising with friends and watching and playing different sports.
Jimmy Gray joined the Pro Sport Coaching Team in 2013, having been involved in sport since the age of 15, working mostly as a volunteer, until graduating from the University of Cumbria. Jimmy achieved a BSc Sports and Exercise Science Degree and whilst studying worked for the Sports Charity ‘StreetGames’, delivering sport in the community. He enjoys all sports and his favourites are Rugby, Football and Basketball. Jimmy plays Rugby Union for his hometown club Preston Grasshoppers RUFC and enjoys playing 7 a side football in his spare time.
Tom Perris was initially working for Pro Sport Coaching in a part time capacity alongside his studies, before joining our team as a full time sports development coach in March 2016. Tom is a massive sport enthusiast and his passion for coaching comes through in his engagement with his classes and in schools. He's skilled at all areas of sports coaching and is particularly passionate about football.
Ryan joined Pro Sport Coaching in January 2017 with his enthusiasm and passion for sports development shining through in our recruitment process. He is very focused and wants to improve himself each day which we know he will working alongside our more experienced coaches. He is an excellent young coach who has further strengthened our talented coaching team.
Brandon Cocker has been with us for a year and a half. Brandon is still a student and already has great coaching credentials! He’s studying for a degree in Sports Business and Sports Coaching at UCFB, Burnley, and is passionate about health, fitness and sports coaching. When he left school, Brandon achieved a BTEC in coaching at Accrington Stanley Community Trust and is still actively involved in the valuable work of the Trust in his spare time.
Lanre joined our team in January 2017 and will work alongside experienced coach Kieran in the Greater Manchester area. Lanre is another enthusiastic and passionate young sports coach who always has a smile on his face! Lanre further strengthens our coaching team and reiterates our belief in developing young aspiring sports coaches.
Grace joined our team in September 2016. Grace is currently working part time with us alongside her other role as a dental nurse! She is an excellent dance coach in multiple styles as well as a Netball and Multi-Skills coach.
Katherine is another enthusiastic team member - she makes sure you can always find us quickly with an internet search and keeps the web site up to date with news and all the holiday course dates.
Really good for little ones , it's not just about football they learn loads of other skills , and the guys that run it r great!!
The coaches are brilliant with the kids. My son Declan goes to training every week & he loves it!
Amy Danielle Banks
Courtney, Cameron, love going to pro sports for the school holidays that they get excited every time it comes around just so they can spend all day with the team, it's a great feeling for us knowing we can go to work and they are happy and safe.