A HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEAM
The company employs well selected enthusiastic, qualified coaches in a variety of sports that include football, netball, cricket, gymnastics, tag rugby, tennis, cross-country and athletics. Our coaches have all competed at either professional or semi -professional levels in their specific sport. We have very high expectations of our employees who are all required to undertake additional in-house training (CPD) to ensure a consistency within the session deliveries that are well planned and allow for differentiation of children’s ability’s and needs. Every Coach is DBS cleared, with First Aid and Safeguarding Children Qualifications.
K&R Sports Academy Director
Tom has spent many years working with schools and sport clubs throughout South London giving pupils the opportunity to receive academy standard coaching. His passion is to develop players technically and tactically through the K&R Academy whilst providing children in schools the opportunity to be active and enjoy physical education.
Experience: Millwall FC, Sutton United, Duwlich Hamlet, Merstham FC.
K&R Sports Academy Director
Sam is a qualified teacher who has worked in schools for over 5 years delivering physical education to children aged between 5 and 18 years. He has had many senior roles including Head of Sport, coaching the young pros at Brighton Academy and he is currently leading the education programme at Crawley Town FC.
Experience:Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Crawley Town FC, Gateshead, Sutton United, Tonbridge Angels, Worthing FC.
Head Sports Coach
With over 12 years experience Anthony is our most experienced coach working in both schools and the football industry. As a child, he was very active and learnt a lot of life lessons through sport. Working with children enables him to give back some of those vital skills he adopted, which he then uses to help shape them into becoming confident, imaginative and creative adults.
Experience: England C international, Eastleigh, Sutton United, Welling United, Margate FC.
Sports Coach & Scout
Having played sport his entire life and built up substantial experience, mainly in football, Sullivan felt it was time to give back to the younger generation. Having experienced the good and bad side of coaching, he wanted to implement what he had been taught and his own ideas in order to help kids develop both in sport and wider society. Ryan is a scout for Crystal Palace FC and his role is to identify players for the academy. He enjoys working for K&R as it's a company that has a strong philosophy of putting the children at the centre of every decision.
Experience: Crawley Town, Met Police, East Grinstead, Epsom and Ewell, Holmesdale F.C
Nyesha is a qualified sports therapist and soon to be a qualified osteopath. Nyesha has helped at a number of charity events such as the London Marathon and other charity events, she has treated injured participants as well as giving sports massages before and after the event. Nyesha has gained valuable experience working with sport professionals in both football and gymnastics for a number of years; she is a qualified gymnast coach with a level 1 in British gymnastics and level 3 in UK gymnastics.
Experience: Merstham FC, Holmesdale FC, East Grinstead FC, Star - Tastic Gymnastics Club
Harry’s passion for sport began at a young age and joined Charlton Athletic aged 9. He spent 12 years at the club and gained his FA Level 2 badge as well as valuable knowledge along the way. Having seen the impact sport had on his own life Harry wanted to pass his experience on to the younger generation. Now having worked in schools and coaching, Harry is happy to join K&R where he can continue to grow with a team of professional coaches.
Experience:Charlton Athletic, Sutton United, Welling United, Merstham FC.
Hannah is a qualified teacher and graduated from the University of Chichester with a Degree in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. Hannah Currently plays Premiership Rugby for Saracens Women and County rugby for Essex Women. where she is also the under 18s girls coach.
Experience: Saracens, Thurrock RFC, Essex County and Sussex County.
WHAT THE COACHES SAY
"I enjoy working for K&R because they provide such a friendly environment to work and all the players, parents and coaches are very friendly and respectful, which I know K&R implement".
Nyesha Chapman - Sports Therapist
"K&R give children the platform to express themselves and excel this is the most pleasing part for me and its great seeing the children develop while having fun doing so".
Anthony Riviera - Head Sports Coach
"I got into coaching/teaching to engage young people through the power of sport and give children who want to progress into professional football the ingredients to do so".
Sam Rents - K&R Sports Academy Director
"'I work with children to help them develop themselves and their skills, we offer them an opportunity to learn and enjoy sport, whether it is to stay active and healthy or to reach higher levels of performance".
Tom Kavanagh - K&R Sports Academy Director