Mentoring

& Workshops

We should not just aspire to make a living, but aspire to make a difference

We have a strong grassroots focus and increasingly deliver sports programmes across Greater Manchester to schools and communities. We also offer motivational support and guidance on fitness and activity, particularly to highlight and address physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our continued development into one of the top Performance Sport specialists in the UK has been underpinned by strict adherence to our core values of Commitment, Honesty, Positivity, Passion and Personal Development.

MENTORING FOR SCHOOLS AND PUPIL REFERRAL UNITS

I am ready to deliver extraordinary insights and motivation to your students

Through the Pupil Premium allowance, Wayne works with students on specifically designed programmes, either 1-2-1 or in small groups. Projects take place at your venue or ours, and the students we work with generally have an interest in sport and fitness, and like the idea of working in the industry in some capacity. Students may also need to work on their own personal fitness or have the need for an intervention to improve their well-being. Availability for these projects is very limited.

To find out if Wayne could be of help to one or more of your students click the enquire now button below.

SPORTS MENTORING FOR ASPIRING COACHES, ATHLETES AND PARENTS

We can help you gain the experience not found in books or posts

Sometimes the most important thing is to be able to speak to someone that understands the journey you are on. If you are an aspiring coach, athlete or a parent it is not unusual to need some extra support and someone that can listen and advise. Contact us to find out how we can support you.

WORKSHOPS

“Wayne always provides an informative, educational and insightful sessions with our students”

Wayne runs a number of workshops, designed to tie in with your course syllabus and your desired outcomes, where he talks candidly about his time with clubs and players throughout the leagues, from Manchester City FC through to non-league Droylsden FC. He will visit schools and colleges or invite them to attend sessions at The National Taekwondo Centre, Manchester, where we are based.

He talks about how he got started as a coach and provides tips and insights that will resonate with students pursuing a career as part of a back-room team.  He is sometimes joined by guest athletes and players (retired and current) and he is always happy to answer questions.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Bradley Senar City of Liverpool College

Wayne always provides an informative, educational and insightful sessions with our students. He uses his personal life experience and positive outlook to reach out to every one of our students to inspire and educate them on their journey of either further studies or employment. His charisma and passion always make sessions fun and engaging for our students.

Regan Russell Student @ UA'92

Wayne came into University Academy 92 as part of our Guest Lecture Series. As an aspiring coach myself, this was a great opportunity to listen and learn from a great coach with a wealth of experience.

The final words of wisdom were how we should ‘not just aspire to make a living but aspire to make a difference’. I totally agree and this is part of the difference of what makes a good coach into a great one.

Phil Parent

Wayne has been working with Josh for a couple of years. Initially for fitness and then to help with other issues Josh was experiencing, due to his difficult background. Following discussions with school regarding Josh’s behaviour problems and depression, it was suggested that a mentor may help. Knowing Wayne well, he was the first person we thought of. Wayne built a relationship with Josh and became not just his trainer, but his mentor and friend. Someone Josh felt confident to talk to.

Whilst working on his fitness, which was individually tailored to Josh’s interests, Wayne worked on Josh’s behaviour problems, confidence and issues with body image. Without realising it, Josh was working not only on his fitness but also his mental health and wellbeing.

Since working with Wayne Josh has shown massive improvements, both at home and school. Josh’s self-worth and confidence have grown. His concentration, behaviour and application, at school, has been recognised and praised, leading to improved work and grades.

Wayne has given Josh guidance about choices in life and on how to make the right ones. He has taught him to have self-belief and now Josh is positively thoughtful of his dreams and aspirations for the future.

Nicola Doward Head of School Stretford High

Appealing and being able to build respect and admiration from teenagers is no mean feat. Wayne draws on his whole life experience to deliver his own brand of magical inspiration.