presentations & workshops 

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

I talk candidly in my Workshops and Presentations about my time with clubs and players throughout the league’s Manchester City F C through to non-league Droylsden FC.

I talk openly about how I got started as a coach and give tips and insights that will resonate with students pursuing a career as part of a back-room team.

In previous talks, I’ve have talked about my business journey, learning how to network on and offline, building Richardson Sport and the many new things I have learnt along the way.

In some presentations, I’m supported by guest Athletes and Players (retired and current) dependent on the client’s requirements.

A section that almost always features is my time with topflight players from the premier league, students are often extremely interested in this and get to ask loads of questions.

Education establishments can visit me and other members of the Richardson Sport team and GB Taekwondo Squads at our home venue (The National Taekwondo Centre, Manchester) for a Workshop (lecture and practical)  designed to tie in with your course syllabus and your desired outcomes.

Andy Sutcliffe Liverpool AC

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.

Reegan Russell

Student @ UA '92, April 2020

“I am  ready to deliver extraordinary Insights and Motivation to your students”


The Manchester College January 2020

The City of Liverpool College March 2020

UA'92 December 2019

A College and a Football Academy client in their own words….

I asked them what  their experience was of working with me, here’s what they said:

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 student

Bradley Senar

The City of Liverpool College

Since collaborating with Wayne 3 seasons ago, we as an Academy have never looked back.
Initially this was to offer our Academy Graduates links to external organisations who could support their transition, but it has become much more than that. Which is testament to Wayne’s approach to his work and demonstration of his passion in player development.
He has proven his knowledge in a number of presentations to our U18’s in the main. In addition, been receptive to ideas we have had on how to continually improve and how he can play a part in these plans. Furthermore, adding value to Academy Players in our YDP and PDP, focusing on
preparation for their Apprenticeship and assisting in the rehabilitation programme of an Academy Graduate during his time in the U18’s.
Wayne continues to be a part of our Academy and will be integral in our Transition Programme next season and for many seasons to come.

Lee Wood

Head of Education , Bolton Wanderers FC


Schools and Pupil Referral Units

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, students I work with generally have an interest in sport and or fitness and like the idea of working in the industry in some capacity, students may also need to work on their own personal fitness and 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.



Aspiring Coaches

Like Wayne’s work and want to be like him? Not sure where to start or just need help with something?

So why do you need Wayne’s help?

1. You need someone who understands the journey you are on.

2. You’ve invested a huge amount of time and money in your career so far and want to maximise your return.

3. You too want to be able to appeal to athletes at all levels.

4. So you can skip some of my mistakes.

5. You need someone who will listen.




Sports Mentoring for Athletes/Parents

Recognising that you need help to reach your desired goal is half the battle, but why do you really need a Mentor?

1. You need someone who understands the journey you are on.

2. You’ll gain experience you not found in posts or books.

3. You need a support system.

4. You need someone who can give experienced-based advice.

5. Your parents may need support to help them support you.






An Athlete, High School, Parent and an S&C Coach in their own words….

I asked them what  their experience was of working with me, here’s what they said:

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.  

Nicola Doward

Head of School , Stretford High School

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.




He was the one that constantly told me I’m worth more than what I thought, which to someone who suffers from mental health and insecurity issues, is amazing when you hear this from someone so sincere. He is genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with”.

Adam Heywood , MSc, BA (hons)

Strength and Conditioning Coach

If it wasn’t for your guidance, support & intense training I don’t think I’d be where I am today. Thank you 

Tobey Barnfield-Lee

Rugby Player

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