I work with and support a number of different organisations, businesses and charities- click on the logos to take you to their websites.
British Wheelchair Basketball
I have been involved with British Wheelchair Basketball since I first started playing the sport in 1997. I am currently a Coach, Tutor and Regional Skills Coach for them.
Sports for Schools
Sports for Schools bring the country's top athletes to primary schools to run energetic events to inspire the children (and teachers) to take up more sport. I work as a 'Sportivator' and an 'Athlete' for them so if you would like me to visit your School just let me know and I can send you some more information.
Our Disability Sport programmes improve health, wellbeing and independence for children and adults with additional needs. Sport Works delivers a range of community services which are targeted at children and adults with a disability or additional need. Each of our programmes provides opportunities for individuals to have fun, learn new skills and improve health whilst building independence.
I am a Multi Sports Coach with SportWorks and help run sessions for young people with Autism and their families at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. I am also their Lead Wheelchair Sports Coach offering Wheelchair Basketball sessions to schools.
RGK Wheelchairs have been my basketball and everyday chair manufacturer since 1997. I am excited and honoured to be supported by them and recently got my new RGK Elite Basketball Wheelchair.
Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge
I discovered the amazing Maggie's Merseyside Cancer Support Centre at Clatterbridge in 2017 when my partner was diagnosed with Cancer. I have since attended their 'Living with Less Stress' course and am on their Volunteer Fundraising Committee. I have also recently become a Maggie's Community Ambassador and am looking forward to visiting groups, schools, businesses etc to talk about the amazing work they do.
We are trying to raise a Million Pounds to help build a new centre on our site at Clatterbridge on the Wirral so if you would like to fundraise or have any ideas just let me know.
We are also looking for businesses and companies who can make Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge their Charity of the Year.
If you would like me to come and visit you to talk more just let me know
EARPEACE Ear Plugs
Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, we hear these sounds at safe levels that do not affect our hearing. However, when we are exposed to harmful noise—sounds that are too loud or loud sounds that last a long time—sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged. Thanks to EARPEACE UK for supplying me with a set of earplugs to protect my hearing at Coaching and Sporting / School events.
Pamela Gardiner Physiotherapy
Pam has been my Physio since my time in the Great Britain Team and she plays a big part in keeping me fit and healthy now.
Gaining from her extensive experience in the treatment of elite athletes , Pam has a passion for applying the same treatment philosophy for all her clients, regardless of their walk of life .
She has been fortunate to be part of the high profile successes when an injured athlete is able to return to win a medal , but she says that often her proudest memories come from helping a client return to their best
With Pam you are guaranteed a friendly welcome and professional service at all times .
‘Your rehabilitation is in safe hands’ .
Contact Pam if you need an appointment - 07599 514482
I am proud to announce I have been appointed as a #CoachingAmbassador for UK Coaching.
When I won the UK Coaching Disability Coach of the Year Award in 2017 I was invited to become an Ambassador and I am really excited about the opportunity to spread the word about Coaching and what good coaching looks like.
I believe that great coaching is understanding the person in front of you and to get the best from them you have to have a holistic approach to your coaching. It is crucial that you understand what motivates them, what distractions they have in their lives that may effect their performance and most of all you must have a sense of humour and be creative. You can never stop learning as a Coach and every player and coach I work with teaches me something new and I am very grateful to them all.
Check back soon for more updates on my role as a #CoachingAmbassador
Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club
I am currently the Head Coach and Chairperson for Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club. We started the club in April 2014 as a Partnership between Celtic Warriors Wheelchair Basketball Club and Cheshire Phoenix Community Interest Club.
Our club is open to people of all ages with and without a disability. If you would like to come and have a go just get in touch.