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 five years working as a Sports Development Officer for Blackburn Rovers F.I.T.C. Adam's vision was to be Lancashire's lead provider of quality sports sessions offering great variety and value for money. Pro Sport Coaching has gone from strength to strength and became Pro Sport Coaching Ltd in 2017. In March 2011 and at the age of just 26, Adam gained his UEFA ‘A’ Licence, becoming one of the youngest coaches to achieve the award. He is currently Manager of Farsley Celtic Football Club in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, and previously managed Northwich Victoria Football Club.
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.
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.
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.
Jack is currently studying at UCLAN doing Sports Coaching. He joined Pro Sport in January after 3 years of working at Teamtheme. His favourite sports are football and golf. As a coach he hopes to gain his UEFA B License.
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.
Meet Scott, our newest recruit to our coaching team! Scott joined Pro Sport in Feb 18 and we’re pleased to have him on board. He’s currently working towards his BTEC level 3 in Sport at Accrington and Rossendale College and is passionate about football. Scott has run a Saturday morning grassroots team for the last three years and also plays in two weekend teams, Haslingden St Mary’s and Globe Buller Park Adults..
Passionate about sport, Jack began his coaching career aged 16
as a volunteer and was twice named Young Volunteer of the Year at county level and also District Coach of the Year. Jack has worked for Paris Saint Germain Academy England, which educates and develops young footballers and also Accrington Stanley Community Trust.
Holiday Sports Club
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!!
Holiday Sports Clubs
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.
After-school Sports Club
The coaches are brilliant with the kids. My son Declan goes to training every week & he loves it!