Meet The Team

Meet our Team

All of our staff hold Enhanced DBS Certification and undergo annual First-Aid and Safeguarding training.


Emily S

Head Coach
Emily has been head of camp for 3-years now, (she's the one all those emails are from!). During term-time, Emily is a dance teacher and is in her final year of degree study. She also holds qualifications in safeguarding, child protection, preventing bullying, administering medicine, and more.

Matty F

Senior Coach
During term time, Matty works as a Pastoral Officer in an SEN provision. He has a BSc in Sports Coaching and has previously coached football in the United States. Matty's commitment and enthusiasm have made him a vital part of the SportNE team since 2020. 

Chloe B

Chloe has taught PE and after-school clubs at various schools around the North East and now currently works as a TLSP in an SEN school. Chloe plays many competitive sports including Rugby and Football and has a degree in Exercise, Health, and Fitness.
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Elliott P

Lead Coach
Elliott is a vital part of the SportNE team and has helped the camp grow into what it is today. Elliott is a Sports Science and Sports Management graduate and now works in education, he also plays and coaches rugby. Elliott is a massive Sunderland fan (to the dislike of most of the kids!)

Matty L

Matty graduated from Northumbria University with a masters in international sports management. He has a keen interest in football development and since graduating have coached in numerous places around the world, such as; Vietnam and Australia.

Jay M

Jay currently studies Mathematics at the University of York. He is captain of his rugby team and plays American Football at University. Jay has qualifications in sports leadership as well as completing refereeing courses in both football and rugby.

Devon M

Senior Coach
Devon is currently completing her teacher training and recently achieved her Education degree. Devon has a passion for arts and crafts and loves football. She takes the lead role in caring for our youngest children on camp, and loves taking on the role of 'football ref' for our older kids!

Holly W

Holly is a Sport and Exercise Science graduate, she has trained and competed in various sports, from club to international level. Within these clubs, she has coached the younger athletes in the squad in rowing and swimming. Holly coaches our 6-7-year-olds.

Rory D

Assistant Coach
Rory currently studies policing at Sunderland University. He is a qualified Level 7 football referee. Rory has played football, rugby, and cricket to high levels. He is a massive Middlesbrough fan and a proud season ticket holder since he was 4! 

Want to join our team? Let us know!