We are proud to have the support of our fantastic ambassadors who are an inspiration to our apprentices, employers, and to us!
Steph is the England and Manchester City Women’s football team captain. She has over 100 caps for England, has won the FA Women’s Cup 5 times and the FA Women’s Super League 3 times. “There’s lots of amazing people that are involved in Coach Core. I love the fact that we’re able to give young people the opportunity to achieve new skills, new qualifications and to give back to the community, and for people to be able to look up to these people – it's very special”
Gymnast Max is a five-time Olympic medallist and an eight-time world medallist. He became Britain's first ever gold medallist in artistic gymnastics when he won both the men's floor and pommel horse exercises at the 2016 Summer Olympics. With twelve medals and five titles in Olympic and world championships, Whitlock is the most successful gymnast in the nation's history. “I think the power of Coach Core is giving people a good start. You can’t ask for more than that when you’re young. To kickstart you off with Coach Core – what they can provide you in terms of skillset, in terms of experience, in terms of qualification – is absolutely perfect to springboard people into a successful future. That is hugely, hugely powerful and something that I love about Coach Core”
Judy Murray is a former Scottish international tennis player with 64 national titles to her name. She became Scottish National Coach in 1995, the same year that she became the first woman to pass the Lawn Tennis Association’s Performance Coach Award. She initiated the Scottish Development School programme, which ultimately produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed Cup player, including her Grand-Slam-winning sons, Jamie and Andy. In 2011 Judy was appointed Captain of the British Fed Cup Team and used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women’s tennis across players and coaches. Judy has developed several tennis initiatives including Miss-Hits, a starter programme for girls age 5 to 8, Tennis on the Road, which takes tennis into remote and deprived parts of Scotland, and She Rallies, a programme with the LTA, to encourage more women and girls into tennis across the UK. “I’m a massive believer in the importance of investing young people and also a massive believer in how sport can change lives and I think Coach Core allows both of those things to happen, so it’s an absolute pleasure to be involved with you.”
Scott is Director of Coaching at South Essex Gymnastics Club. He has coached gymnasts to 43 medals at the Olympics, European & World Championships and Commonwealth Games including 5 Olympic medals & 3 world titles. “For me it’s about opportunity. It not only gives opportunity to inspiring people wanting to get involved in coaching, but also to organisations to link up with individuals that have come from different backgrounds, not just traditional progression from athlete to coach within the same sport. It also gives people a real good head start into their coaching journey, arming them with the tools that you usually gain from years and years of experience, but they get them much earlier on, giving them such a crucial head start.”