Grant studied a BTEC Level3 Extended Diploma in Sport. He is now working as a Sport Coach for Premier Sport.
We asked if he had always known what he wanted to do for a career? “I always knew that i wanted to do something in sport, i was just never 100% on what aspect. Having being able to study lots of different modules and subjects I was able to develop a love for coaching children of all abilities. CWA definitely helped me realise this with the opportunities i was given.
“Currently I’m self employed and I work with charities, youth groups and businesses to provide sport sessions for children and young adults of all different backgrounds. I began volunteering around West Norfolk and this gave me the chance to progress forward. I volunteered with badminton, football clubs and the National Autistic Society for a year. For the National Autistic Society i helped to cover, book, plan and manage sport sessions and activities for the children on the Autism spectrum. Something which I loved doing. From here i also founded and developed the Autism Awareness Cup – a charity-based Football tournament that runs as a family fun day and tournament for Autism charities or Churchill Park School. This has raised over £1,200 and as attracted attention from many big profile media outlets such as Radio Norfolk and KLFM.
“Along side the Autism Awareness Cup I have run sessions for the charity Speada for their young carers and disabled young adults, as well as becoming Freebridge Community Housing’s sport provider. Working with children from all different backgrounds financially, some homeless, some with difficult behaviour and some children who struggle to find opportunities elsewhere. For my work with Freebridge Football I have won an FA Coaching Award for Best Inclusive Project (2017).
“I’m currently with Premier Sport as a coach and PE teacher where I plan sessions for clubs and PE and deliver them in a range of different primary schools. I have worked in 15 schools since Sep 2017 and provided 13 holiday camps (managed and lead 5). The children, staff and parents all enjoy my work.”
What has been the greatest challenged in you career so far? “I’ve had many highlights so far already, winning an award, featuring in magazines and papers and managing holiday camps are a few off the top of my head. Teaching PE has to be my standout so far, being able to engage classes of 30 at a time in fun and inclusive sessions against the national curriculum is something I am proud of.”