Jon Uttley – Director
Jon has overall responsibility for the delivery and provision of Sport Works services. He is a sports fanatic, a particularly passionate supporter of all things rugby being a Referee and Treasurer at Warrington Rugby Union Football Club. He is a Trustee of 2 local charities which support people with disabilities.
Sandra King – National Lead Tutor for Primary PE CPD
Sandra is an experienced PE teacher, respected course tutor and disability & PE consultant. In particular she is known for the clarity of her delivery along with her in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for PE
Gary Kirby – National Lead Tutor for Gymnastics
Gary holds an International Performance Coaches licence and is a qualified tutor and assessor with the British Gymnastics Association. A former International Gymnastic coach and judge, Gary is now using his vast knowledge to underpin the educational needs of gymnastics
Mel Bowler – Primary PE CPD Tutor
Mel is a highly experienced teacher with over 20 years’ experience in secondary and primary education specialising in PE, Dance and Performing Arts. During her extremely successful career Mel has been a Head of Department and Faculty as well as SSCO offering CPD to primary school staff in terms of PE delivery, evaluation and planning.
Gemma Ovens – Primary PE CPD Tutor
Gemma completed her PGCE in 2007 and worked for 8 years in a school in Reading progressing to Head of PE. Most recently Gemma’s role included being School Sport Co-ordinator where she was required to carry out PE CPD to local primary school teachers, she is also a qualified Personal Trainer and fitness fanatic.
Tom O’Brien – Lead Disability Coach
Initially starting with Sport Works on a work placement Tom has progressed exceptionally to his current role. Currently studying BA (Hons) Physical Education at the UCFB Etihad Campus, he is a L7 Football Referee who officiates at International Level, L2 qualified in dodgeball and basketball and a qualified in mental health first aid.
Amy Fisher – Lead Disability Coach
Amy joined Sport Works several years ago as a volunteer whilst still at school. Subsequently at College she gained various L2 and L3 Coaching qualifications and now works as a PE Teacher at a Primary School, with a specific brief for working with pupils with SEN. Since the age of 15 Amy has been part of the Wigan Athletic Football Academy and currently plays for their Development Squad.
Lauren Sanders – Lead Disability Coach
Lauren is a Masters Graduate from Sheffield Hallam University for whom sport plays a huge part in her amazing recovery from spinal surgery. She is currently training in 3 sports (swimming, rock climbing and archery) with the aim of competing for her country at the next Paralympics. Lauren is an inspirational character who understands the challenges disabled people can face.
Sam Evans – Lead Disability Coach
With a disabled twin sister and considerable experience of working within the community, Sam has a unique understanding of the arena of disability sport. Sam also delivers PE to Primary Schools, is a L2 Table Tennis Coach and has attended courses in Drug Awareness.
Callum Owen – Lead Disability Coach
Callum is another Coach who has progressed through the ranks. Initially joining as a Volunteer whilst at college he showed a natural talent to engage hard to reach young people. Callum has a Level 3 in Sports Development, Fitness and Coaching and has played basketball at National League Level.
Anna Jackson – Lead Disability Coach
Head Coach at Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club and a Paralympian with 70 Caps for GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball. Anna is UK Coaching Disability Sports Coach of the Year 2017 and has a wealth of experience in her field.
Martin Beddis – Wheelchair Sport Specialist
Martin is the Player/Manager of the England Rugby Wheelchair 7s team and Head Coach of Liverpool Lions. With qualifications in Wheelchair Rugby, Handball and Basketball and an impressive track record in fund raising he is a true champion of disability sports.
Laura Harvey – Lead Dance & Creative Arts Tutor
Laura is qualified to Level 3 in dance and Level 8 in Drama. In addition to Pupil Referral Units she has worked with a number of primary and secondary schools delivering the concept of sport, activity and performing arts. Laura’s natural passion has always allowed her to motivate, encourage and build confidence within her students.
Ryan Fox – Lead Football & Futsal Coach
Ryan holds a degree in Sports Coaching and is Level 2 FA qualified. He has a tremendous breadth of experience having coached soccer throughout many areas of USA such as Atlanta, Georgia and Florida, in addition to many UK locations. Ryan currently delivers PE lessons to Primary Schools throughout the area.