Meet the Team

Meet our SportNE team here: (photos coming soon!)

Head Coach – Emily

“Hi, I’m Emily, and I work as head of camp at SportNE. During term time I work as a P.E teacher in schools all over the North East, specialising in dance. I am a qualified dance teacher and spend my weekends and evenings teaching at a local dance school. I have a Level 4 qualification in Professional Dance and I’m currently studying towards a degree. I also have qualifications in safeguarding, child protection, first aid and administering medicine. My favourite sports are dance and gymnastics, I enjoy going to see ballets and musicals.”


Lead Coach – Elliott 

“Hi, I’m Elliott and I’m the lead coach at SportNE. I have a master’s degree in international sport management as well as a bachelor’s degree in sport science, where I worked with both amateur and high level athletes in a wide range of sports. I’ve previously played high level rugby league and union, which I continue to play today. I have been coaching a range of sports and physical education for a number for years as well as being a strength and conditioning coach for teams and athletes and currently work in a secondary school as part of the sports staff. Massive Sunderland A.F.C. fan (to the dislike of most of the kids at camp).”


Coach Ella

“Hi I’m Ella, I am currently in my third year studying psychology at Newcastle University and will continue onto my formal teaching qualifications next year. I am a qualified rugby coach, and I coach both club and county level in the girls scheme. Also I have played up to national level and was first team captain of my uni team last year. I also referee senior rugby games most weeks in between my studies.”


Coach Devon

“I currently work as a teaching assistant in a local school, alongside studying for my teaching degree at the Open University. I currently hold a Level 4 qualification in Primary Education and have my safeguarding and child protection qualifications. My favourite sport is football and I am passionate about the performing arts, as people often find out when a good Disney song come on!”


Coach Matty L

“Hi I’m Matty, I recently graduated from Northumbria university where I gained a masters in international sports management. I have a keen interest in football development and since graduating have coached in numerous places around the world, such as; Vietnam, Thailand and Australia.”


Coach Matty F

“Hi, I’m Matthew. I’m a Pastoral Officer in a SEN school, I have a bachelor’s degree in Sport Coaching and spent a year living and coaching in the US after graduating from Northumbria University.”


Coach Holly

“Hi, I’m Holly. I am currently going into 3rd Sport and Exercise Science at Newcastle University and would love to go into coaching after university, either as a rowing coach or strength and conditioning. I have competed in sports throughout my childhood and university. I have rowed at national and International level. I took up rugby when I came to university and have loved learning a new sport. I have helped coach the younger athletes in my rowing club and also swimming to younger pupils when I was at school. I really enjoy sharing my experiences and helping others learn new skills and sport.”


Coach Jay

“Hi I’m Jay, I currently study mathematics at the University of York. I am vice-captain for my college rugby team as well as playing American football for my University. I have a level 2 qualification in sports leadership as well as completing refereeing courses in football and rugby, so have worked with children of all ages and abilities before.”


Coach Chloe

Hi I’m Chloe, I’m currently going on to study my final year in Exercise, Health and Fitness at Sunderland University. I’m a level 2 qualified Rugby League coach, with a level 1 in Rugby League refereeing. I played football for many years competitively, but now I’m currently in the process of setting up my own Rugby League woman’s team.