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Our team is dedicated to improving physical activity levels and continues to enhance our reputation for bringing reliability, affordability and sustainability to Lancashire schools.

Over the summer, Pro Sport Coaching expanded its work force significantly following a merger with Sweeney’s Multi Sports. Adam and Damian (former owner of Sweeney’s Multi Sports), long time friends and previous coaching colleagues, decided to pool their resources and join together to bring a stronger offering from Pro Sport Coaching. Damian brings great coaching and management experience to the Director partnership and shares Adam’s vision of providing high quality coaching to children throughout Lancashire. Expect to see exciting changes from our ambitious directors as they work to bring new and exciting initiatives to schools and continue to keep children active and engaged. Let us introduce you to our new team…

MEET THE TEAM

Adam

ADAM LAKELAND

Adam began coaching aged 17, following a childhood playing football. He worked in schools across the Ribble Valley and Lancashire with Blackburn Rovers before starting Pro Sport Coaching in 2006. Adam holds countless coaching qualifications in various sports and is a UEFA ‘A’ License football coach. Adam has built a strong reputation for offering high quality, reliable sports delivery and exciting new programmes to Lancashire schools.

Damian

DAMIAN SWEENEY

Damian’s passion for sports began aged 6. Following years of playing football, he turned his hand to coaching aged 25 and hasn’t looked back. Damian has worked with Blackburn Rovers FC and Manchester United Soccer Schools (where he still completes Talent ID programmes abroad). He founded Sweeney’s Multi-Sports in 2009, providing high quality coaching to hundreds of children across Lancashire. Damian holds multiple qualifications over eight individual sports and has a wealth of coaching knowledge.

Brianne

BRIANNE TURNER

Brianne is a qualified teacher, specialising in both the Early Years and PE. She worked as a teacher for almost 10 years, before moving into sports coaching and community organisations in 2019. Brianne brings with her a wealth of experience of delivery, curriculum design, assessment and quality assurance. She has been brought on board at Pro Sport to improve our existing programmes and develop new initiatives.

Beccie

BECCIE LAKELAND

Beccie joined the Pro Sport Coaching team in 2018 and works alongside Adam and Damian to deliver our marketing campaigns to schools and parents. She has previous marketing and PR experience in a number of different industries including fashion, retail, home interiors, food and tourism, and understands the importance of the customer experience and how they interact with our company. Beccie hopes to continue to grow the Pro Sport Coaching customer base and engage with schools and parents to help get children more active.

Jack

JACK KERANS

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. He now manages a youth team at Burnley FC Women. Jack is a highly qualified coach and a Maths on the Move educator.

Matthew

MATTHEW HAWORTH

Matthew has a passion for sport and developing the ability of the children. He graduated with a Sports Science and Coaching degree and has joined our coaching team having worked with Damian previously. Matthew holds qualifications in football, dodgeball and multi skills and is a qualified Gymnastics coach.

Calum

CALUM MONK

Calum is a highly qualified and experienced member of the team. His love for sports and helping children develop is easily seen. Having graduated from university he has a very strong understanding of lots of areas surrounding PE and school sport. Calum is a Maths on the Move educator and committed to delivering high quality coaching.

Zac

ZAC BANNAN

Zac joined the Pro Sport Coaching team in January 2019 where he previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Needs School. Zac has worked hard to up skill himself with new coaching qualifications and has experience of working with children of all Primary School ages. Zac is passionate about providing high quality coaching to children from all backgrounds and is also one of our Maths on the Move educators.

Scott Murray

SCOTT MURRAY

Scott joined Pro Sport in February 2018 and has continued to build his qualifications since joining us. He has a BTEC level 3 in Sport from Accrington and Rossendale College, is a qualified Gymnastics coach and a Maths on the Move educator. Scott is passionate about football and spends his weekends coaching for Blackburn Rovers and managing an under 14s team.

Calum

ZOE THORNTON

I began dancing at the age of 7 studying dance throughout high school and then became a community dance teacher at 16 under the IDTA. Whilst teaching my own classes I was also a cover teacher for other dance teachers in the area. I left Burnley college with a Level 3 Extended diploma in performing arts and went on to Edge Hill University gaining experience teaching dance in educational and community settings. I was very pleased to graduate with a 2:1 Ba Hons in Dance. I recently passed my Mini Me Yoga qualification as an Education Ambassador and am looking forward to the exciting challenge ahead with Pro Sport Coaching as Head of Dance, Acrobatics & Yoga

Henry

HENRY HINDLE

Henry joined Pro Sport Coaching having coached with Damian previously. He has over a years’ coaching experience and has built up his qualifications since finishing his A levels. He is a FA level 1 football and level 2 Dodgeball coach and enjoys playing for Ramsbottom United Development side in his spare time. Henry is also a trained Maths on the Move educator.

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PHIL RUSHTON

Phil’s philosophy in sport is around participation and inclusion for all children. He has been coaching various sports for 20 years and holds various sports qualifications including Level 2 Rugby & Dodgeball. He is currently in his final year at University studying Sports Science and Coaching Development and is head coach of his local amateur Rugby League club Accrington Wildcats U10’s.

Ben

BEN DOUGLAS

Ben began coaching at the age of 14 with Staffordshire Junior Hockey Academy and Development Centres, following his own success playing against international teams. Alongside his extensive Hockey knowledge, he has gained a Level 2 Cricket qualification and works with his local cricket team. Ben currently coaches part-time for Pro Sport Coaching whilst studying for his sports degree at Preston University.

Josh

JOSH JAMIESON

Josh has always had a passion for sport, and began playing football from a very early age. He started coaching at 16 with Burnley FC in the community and now runs Rochdale's under 10's football team. He currently holds a FA Level 1 in Football and is working towards his Level 2. He also holds a Level 2 Dodgeball qualification and holds the "Early Years Foundation Stage" qualification.

Rob

ROB GARVIN

Rob has been coaching/teaching children through a variety of sports in numerous schools across Lancashire since completing his sports studies degree at UCLAN university. As well as teaching during the day, he spends most evenings coaching football to academy children in a one to one format. Rob has also previously coached at Padiham Ladies and boasts a level 2 in football.

Ethan

ETHAN MURRAY

Ethan is motivated and enthusiastic in his commitments to sport and enjoys working in a variety of different coaching environments. He’s recently achieved his Level 1 in Football Coaching and is looking forward to gain more experience combined with qualifications in various sports. He spends his weekends refereeing adults’ football and hopes to progress in the future.

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HASSAN HUSSAIN

Hassan has a wealth of experience working with children of all ages having been doing it since the age of 17. Hassan is qualified in a number of different sports and has a huge passion for holistic development, promoting well-being and establishing sporting habits and growth mind sets for lifelong participation in sports. Hassan also holds a degree in Community Football Coaching and is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable member of our team.

Rob

RYAN EDWARDS

Ryan began coaching at the age of 14 at his local football club, after an injury stopped him playing for 2 months. Since then he hasn’t stopped. He has experience working in SEN Schools, delivering adapted P.E sessions for the pupils. He works with a football team at weekends, delivering lots of different sessions for all ages and abilities. Ryan works part time and is studying Sports Coaching and Development at university.

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