Meet the Team

Name- Mr David Moss – Founder of Sporting Influence Ltd

Favourite Sport- Football & cricket.
Favourite Team(s)- Liverpool FC, Huddersfield Town.
Sporting Hero- Steven Gerrard
Favourite Colour- Sporting Influence Red
Favourite Sport to Teach- Cricket
Favourite Band- Oasis – 15 years ago
Coaching Ethos- To Inspire, motivate and develop both sports and social skills
Qualifications- Fifteen years teaching Secondary PE
Delivering Primary PE for Sporting Influence since 2012
PGCE in Secondary PE – Leeds Met
BA Hons in Sports Studies – Northumbria
FA Preliminary (level 2)
ECB Cricket Level 2
Cricket level 1
FA Leaders
Rugby League – level 1
Tchoukball level 1
Rugby union leaders
Emergency at Work First Aid
Athletics level 1

Name- Mr Ryan Ellis

Favourite Sport- Football, Tennis, Athletics
Favourite Team(s)- Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos, Philadelphia Phillies
Sporting Hero- Lionel Messi, Roger Federer
Favourite Colour- Blue
Favourite Sport to Teach- Athletics & Football
Favourite Singer/Band- AC/DC, Oasis
Coaching Ethos- I want ALL children to enjoy being physically active and find what makes them tick! My goal is to have children develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to participate in physical activity their entire life.
Qualifications- PGCE in Primary,
BA Sports Development and PE,
FA Level 2 (Football).

Name- Mr Chris Doey

Favourite Sport Cricket and Triathlons
Favourite Team(s)- Leeds United, Yorkshire CCC, Farsley Celtic
Sporting Hero- Darren Gough
Favourite Colour- Blue
Favourite Sport to Teach- KS1 Themed lessons & Football
Favourite Singer/Band- Jack Savoretti
Coaching Ethos- Sport is a fantastic vehicle for developing children in all aspects of life. I am a strong believer of using sport as a medicine for health and behavioural issues as well as to drive a competitive edge.
Qualifications- BA Hons Sports Development and Secondary Education.
ECB Level 2 (Cricket)
FA Level 1 (Football)
Level 1 (Tchoukball)
Level 1 (Gymnastics)

Name- Mr Dan McTernan

Favourite Sport Cricket and Football
Favourite Team(s)- Manchester United, England Cricket
Sporting Hero- Freddie Flintoff
Favourite Colour- Red
Favourite Sport to Teach- KS1 Themed lessons and Tchoukball
Favourite Singer/Band- Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons
Coaching Ethos- I believe that sport and PE gives children the opportunity to learn skills that can set them up for the rest of their life. By encouraging children to practise and master physical and social skills through our sessions we can encourage them to become well-rounded individuals, as well as experiencing the positive affects physical activity has on our bodies.
Qualifications- BA Hons (with QTS) Teaching & Learning in Primary Education,                              
ECB Level 2 (Cricket)

Name - Mr Will Whitford

Favourite Sport- Football, Cricket & Basketball.
Favourite Team- Sheffield Wednesday.
Sporting Hero- Chris Waddle
Favourite colour- Blue
Favourite sport to teach- Basketball
Favourite singer/band- N/A
What is your coaching ethos-    As a teacher of PE I believe children learn best by doing. I aim to deliver active, engaging lessons which children enjoy helping to develop physical and social skills.
I’ve got experience as 5 years secondary PE Teacher
Degree in Physical Education and Sports Studies (2:1)
Coach North Yorkshire Schools U16 Football Team
ECB Cricket for teachers
SAQ Fundamental Movement Award
Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
Level 1 Assistant Coach in Basketball
Level 1 Award in Coaching Rugby Union
Start Coaching IRB Rugby Ready Course
Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Pool Supervision and Rescue
Level 1, 2, 3 in Sport, Dance and Volunteering Qualifications – Sports Leaders UK Training
UKCC Level 1 & 2 Trampoline Gymnastics

Name- Miss Eleanor Beaumont

Favourite Sport- Gymnastics, Trampolining and Tennis
Favourite Teams- Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos, Team GB
Sporting Hero- Roger Federer
Favourite Colour- Yellow
Favourite Sport to Teach- Gymnastics
Favourite Band- Stone Roses
Teaching Ethos- I believe all children should be given the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits that sport and PE have to offer, including; developing sporting skills, health & fitness and building on social skills to enhance their day to day life into adulthood.
Qualifications- Primary and Secondary Education with Physical Education with QTS (BA Hons)- 1st- Liverpool John Moores
Level One (Gymnastics) Level One (Trampoline)

Mr Ed Judd

Coming Soon…

Louise Sanderson - Head of Office and Finance

Favourite Sport- I like all sports.
Favourite Teams- Team GB
Sporting Hero- Tom Daley
Favourite Colour- Purple
Favourite Band- Take That
Any queries on invoices, childcare vouchers, insurances, contracts or the like may be addressed directly to Louise at

Camp Staff

Laura Singleton

Laura has level 1&2 swimming teaching qualification and National Rescue award for swimming teachers.
She has a vast experience in swimming: Yorkshire champion, North East champion, England Schools Champion, attended Olympic trials and National Champion.

Nick Crooks

Known as Mav, Nick and his sunglasses will go down in Sporting Influence history. A passionate and very able member of staff Nick is a camp favourite with the children.

Sophie Zealand

Sophie is a highly skilled and qualified dancer. She has danced and taught dance for many years as well as choreographing a dance for Honey G!

Millie Jenkins

Millie has work on our camps for a number of years and has built up some brilliant relationships with the children. A skilled Hockey player and fitness fanatic Millie is keen to pass on her knowledge and skills!

Lee Wilson

Lee is a PE teacher, Head of 6th Form and part of the SLT at Harrogate High School. His knowledge of a variety of sports as well as his enthusiasm and personality keeps the children coming back time after time!

Charlotte Wostenholme

Charlotte is currently undertaking a sports based degree at Leeds Trinity University and helps us during camp time.

Sam Brown

Sam is Head of Before and After School Club at Highfield and is a dab hand in our Arts and Crafts.

Julia Bagnall

Julie is a full time KS1 TA at Highfield. With a wealth of skills and brilliant manner with the children Julie creates a really good feel in Arts and Crafts.

Improving social skills through sport

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