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.
Ci has joined Inclusive Sports through our partnership with Heart of Birmingham Vocational College, and now works with us full time as an apprentice. Ci brings with him a wealth of knowledge surrounding content creation and design, as well as his background in Makaton signing. He also delivers a number of different sports sessions throughout the week, as well as being the voice of ISA through our video platforms.
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 joined us after completing her degree at the University of Salford studying Multimedia Journalism. She has undergone several placements at various news and entertainment outlets in the North West, and has produced published works. Caitlin brings her knowledge on social media marketing and PR, as well as producing content for our blog and newsletter.
Lucy is currently working with us in a number of different fields, whilst studying Sports Science at University. She is helping us in the office a few hours a week with some business admin, as well as fitting in sports coaching and PA sessions with our participants. Lucy has enjoyed sport all of her life (especially football) and has extended diploma's in sports science, fitness and coaching.
Claire is extremely passionate about inclusion, and details that she has experienced it from more than one side in her life! She has not only approached it within her career, but also at home too with her son who has autism. Claire believes 'Everybody deserves to be included, to be heard and to belong!', which is one of the reasons she fits in so well with our team!
Here are two of our resident Sports Coaches, Kacey and Lucy. They all work on a number of different sessions throughout the week with our participants, through innovative and inclusive coaching. Delivering to a number of different ages, backgrounds and ability- they work hard to make sure that everyone who comes to our sessions has a great time and wants to keep coming back for more!