I began my career as a journalist and in ad sales for Hawk Publishing.
From there I edited an oil industry journal, a powerboat magazine and an oil pricing and analysis journal.
After a hiatus running an animal rescue I started my own landscaping company which I sold four years ago to pursue being a sports coach in schools.
Head Coach Maldon RFC Women & Girls
Coach Maldon RFC U12s
Head Coach Essex County U15 Girls.
After being audited on numbers by Active Essex and the RFU for converting school players to club players, it has been found my conversion rates of between 7 & 8 is twice the national average for any sport (3-4).
Providing specialist rugby coaching in six secondary schools in Essex. Providing PE lessons and after school clubs.
Freelance schools and community rugby coach in primary secondary schools; coaching years 2-9 (6-14 year-olds).
Over the 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons I set up five, satellite after schools clubs for secondary school girls as well as securing the funding for the service to be free at the point of delivery. It is a system I would like to other clubs in order to get more girls playing contact rugby.
Part of my secondary schools work includes designing and building a framework where pupils 14 and 15 years old and taking either BTEC or PE GSCE are encouraged to begin a coaching journey with Rugby Ready sessions held at school. They will then be expected assist coaching after schools clubs, thus making all the clubs sustainable and releasing me to achieve my primary objective of giving masterclass style coaching on specific points to all age groups.
Volunteer coach at Maldon RUFC in Essex coaching Under 12s and Witham RUFC seniors, also with the Essex Saracens Development Squad Under 15s and the University of East London women’s squad.
Subjects I teach
Speed agility, quickness, strength and conditioning and fitness
UKCC Level Two in Coaching Rugby League
UKCC Level Two in Coaching Rugby Union
UKCC Level One Award in Coaching Rugby Union
STA Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
RYA Powerboat Instructor
Royal Horticultural Society Level 3
Diploma in Journalism
My Passion And How I Inspire
Key learning objective specific with a flexible approach in how to achieve them defined by student needs and ability. I always teach with humour, respect and discipline.
I used to run an animal rescue for reptiles and birds of prey which allowed me four television appearances.