Andy founded Inclusive Sports Academy CIC in 2015, with the programme has continuing to grow successfully. So well, that the academy has since been recognised as the leading inclusive and disability coaching provider in the region. Andy strongly believes sport is for all and that it plays a valuable role in improving people’s lives. Before founding Inclusive Sports Academy CIC, Andy worked as Head Coach at Solihull Arden club where he developed a vibrant junior and adult programme. During this time, the club received the ‘National Club of the Year Award’ as recognition for their development initiatives. During 2017, he was awarded a Mayor’s Civic honour for his services to sport in Solihull.
Ryan has been with us a while, joining Inclusive Sports Academy CIC in 2019. A keen footballer, Ryan has progressed through the Birmingham City Football Club College programme. Ryan leads on a range Inclusive projects throughout the week. He has completed various qualifications in the sector and is always keen to develop his knowledge and understanding further.
Shannon has recently joined Inclusive Sports . She also has a history within football and has previously undergone trials at Aston Villa FC. Since, Shannon has decided to turn her passion into her work and is currently working towards her Community Sports Activator. Shannon takes the lead on numerous disability and community sessions on the programme throughout the week. Some of her previous experience includes mentoring sessions at a local secondary school. Outside of work, Shannon is very social, and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Ci has joined Inclusive Sports through an internship capacity through our partnership with Heart of Birmingham Vocational College, and has recently been offered to work with us full time as an apprentice. Ci brings with him a wealth of knowledge surrounding content creation and design. A valued member of the team already- Ci keeps us all organised & on top of our game!
Kat brings with her a wealth of experience in the Social Care Sector and has built up a fantastic reputation locally in the area. Kat will be leading on our HS2 funded project “Inclusive Families” for 2 years which aims to enhance the lives of Children and Young People with learning disabilities and their Families in North Solihull through using physical activity as a vehicle.
Caitlin is new to the team after finishing her degree at the University of Salford studying Multimedia Journalism. She has undergone a number of placements at various news outlets in the North West as well as studying Media at Runshaw College. Caitlin brings her knowledge on social media marketing and organisation, as well as producing content for our blog and newsletter.