Who We Are
Find out who works at Coach Core, as well as who sits on our board, and who our amazing ambassadors are
Coach Core is a small team, operating across the UK but with a head office in London.
A coach from the age of seventeen, Gary has worked in the coaching and sporting charity sector for over 20 years and has also won medals at major World, European and National triathlon championships. Gary has also been part of the Coach Core programme since its launch in 2012, shaping, tutoring and leading the first London programme, overseeing its successful expansion through to its establishment as the Coach Core Foundation in 2020. LinkedIn
Amy graduated with a degree in Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science in 2011. Whilst at university Amy delivered a range of sports coaching sessions in local schools, whilst also gaining voluntary experience with the City of Birmingham Special Olympics and at the World Blind Football Championships. Amy has over 7 years’ experience of delivering sports programmes for the community, specifically for those who may not traditionally have access to sport and physical activity. She has a particular passion for women’s and disability sport and can be found playing football or squash in her spare time.
After becoming a coach in his teens, Paul fell in love with making people smile and developing them through sport and physical activity. Due to his passion for people development and learning, he has had a number of roles helping people and organisations develop their workforce. Paul has always been extremely passionate about playing his part in trying to truly change the lives and the of young people and has worked for a host of national, regional and local organisations that have allowed him to do this.
Stephanie has worked in community sport and development of grassroots basketball players for over 8 years; she started her career in the sector coaching girls at a national league level. Stephanie has a huge passion for the development of young people and believes the power of sport can play an instrumental role in giving people transferrable skills that can help them in later life.
Moving from the corporate to charity sector, Nina has led fundraising and marketing teams at both national and international charities. With a passion for the pervasive and positive influence of sport on all aspects of life, at Coach Core she will help individuals and companies who want to give NEET young people a chance to gain meaningful education, employment and social skills through apprenticeships.
Miles has a background in competitive Judo and coaching, as well as having worked across numerous charitable causes within fundraising teams. As an advocate for the incredible impact that sport makes on social mobility, mental health, and the ability to bring people together, he understands how crucial the Coach Core Foundation’s mission is, to help young people not in employment, education or training.
Laura has over 7 years’ experience working in community sport and development. After graduating from Oxford Brookes in 2012 Laura started her career in Stockholm, Sweden working in a secondary school and playing lacrosse with the Swedish National Team. Since moving back to the UK in 2014, Laura has been involved in the delivery of sport and health programmes across London working with schools, local authorities, leisure facilities, charitable organisations and national governing bodies. She has a keen interest in community focused programmes in particular those that support mental health and has recently completed foundational teacher training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
James has over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing at small organisations. He’ll be using digital channels to help connect the incredible story of Coach Core, its apprentices and partners, with a wider audience. Having previously dabbled in a few sports he picked up the bug for ultimate (frisbee) at university and now coaches at the university, club and national level.