About Us

Having worked as a teacher in secondary schools for twelve years I began to notice alarmingly low levels of ability in sport when children arrived in Year Seven. It was not just the minority that began Secondary School without some of the basic fundamental skills of stability, locomotion and object control skills. I felt a desire to get into the Primary Schools and work with teachers and pupils to reach higher levels of performance, understanding and enjoyment in PE.

The last eight years has involved me teaching in Primary schools, initially on my own and now with a team of high quality teachers and coaches. I have realised the difficulties the Primary Schools face on a day to day basis. Lack of facilities – small halls and large class sizes, depleted equipment stores and a severe lack of training for new teachers in PE. This can lead to lessons that are uninspiring for children, uncomfortable for the staff and with little progress from the pupils through primary education.

The aim of the Primary PE Premium is to change this and make an impact. All of the teachers at Sporting Influence get a fantastic sense of achievement working with pupils at a younger age and preparing them properly for what lies ahead.

David Moss – Founder

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David Moss - Founder

 

What you didn’t know…

In his spare time Mr Moss enjoys taking his children to sporting events and the occasional run! A big follower of football, he will sit and enjoy any match, but takes great interest in his TWO, yes that is right TWO clubs, Huddersfield Town & Liverpool FC.

Dan McTernan - Camp Leader & Teacher

 

What you didn’t know…

When not teaching Sports Numeracy or leading camp, Mr McTernan is a keen cricketer. If he isn’t punishing the bowlers on a Saturday afternoon, Mr McTernan is normally found entertaining his two young children with Thomas the Tank Engine. An avid supporter of Manchester United, he can’t wait for them to be half the team they used to be!

Will Whitford - Teacher

 

What you didn’t know…

Mr Whitford LOVES Sheffield Wednesday. He is often found in the stands at Hillsborough reminiscing about Chris Waddle and wondering where it all went wrong. Mr Whitford, when not delivering high quality PE or following ‘The Owls’, is on his bike or pounding the pavements, in an attempt to keep fit for his hobby – Triathlons. He somehow manages to find time to see his two children too!!!

Chris Doey - Marketing & Teacher

 

What you didn’t know…

When he isn’t sending out emails with terrible jokes on, Mr Doey enjoy playing cricket. As well as playing cricket, he is also heavily involved in the running of the cricket club, so if he isn’t on the pitch he is in the clubhouse! When time allows, he likes to take his dog out for a walk and very rarely put on his running trainers.

Rachel Wilcox - Teacher

 

What you didn’t know…

If Mrs Wilcox isn’t delivering her outstanding First Aid or Wellness programmes she will be tending to her busy home life. If she isn’t ferrying one child to the golf course, she will most certainly be taking the other to the stables. If Mrs Wilcox is in the car by herself it is normally because she’s on her way to take part in her favourite sport – hockey.

Neil Atkinson - Teacher & Placement Mentor

 

What you didn’t know…

Mr Atkinson loves to be busy. When he isn’t working for Sporting Influence he will be doing one of the following:

  • His Masters
  • Taking his daughter out
  • Renovating his house
  • Watching his beloved FC Union Berlin!

Nick Crooks - PE Assistant

 

What you didn’t know…

Also known as ‘The Bilton Bielsa’. When he isn’t putting in the hard hours for Sporting Influence, Mr Crooks is walking around his technical area coaching a local football team. Living and breathing development, when he finds time indoors he switches on his Xbox and tries out new tactics on Fifa!

Louise Sanderson - Finance

 

What you didn’t know…

A little fact that a lot of people don’t know about Louise… She LOVES Excel spreadsheets! If Louise isn’t crunching numbers for Sporting Influence you can normally find her taking her children to different clubs or making her way to the gym to get the heart rate up!


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Improving social skills through sport

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Sporting Influence Activity Camps are a fun and safe environment for your children to learn and develop social skills during the school holidays. Our Camps are always inclusive and we love having a wide range of children from different backgrounds and children who enjoy a range of sports and activities.

Sporting Influence After School Clubs are a fun and exciting hour of games, sports and activities to engage children in disguised learning and exercise. Playing a wide range of games and sports (club dependant) the children will work on specific skills all underpinned by our five social skills.