Inspired Coaching was founded in 2007 by Richard Walker, a former professional footballer from Penkridge, who turned his hand to coaching after a career ending injury. After working as a self-employed coach in the local area for several months, Richard decided to expand and created the Inspired Coaching brand. This allowed him to find and nurture more coaches, who shared his passion and commitment; providing every child with high quality sports coaching.
The company began by targeting local schools in the Penkridge area, offering a range of extra-curricular clubs, in a number of sports. Young people spend around 1/5th of their childhood in school, and therefore need positive experiences outside of the school day as well. This is the ethos by which Inspired Coaching operates, and we know that children succeed best when they are healthy, self-confident and well motivated.
Inspired Coaching Today
To date, Inspired Coaching has expanded the services we provide, offering high-quality sports coaching both during the school day, and in extra-curricular clubs. We have also created FundaCats, a bespoke foundation stage programme, a residential care home activity scheme, and partner with a number of organisations, delivering disability coaching and government initiatives, both in and outside of school.
We currently employ a range of coaching staff, qualified to National Governing Body standards in a variety of sports. All of our coaches are first aid trained, and carry enhanced CRB and DBS child protection checks.