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About Up & Under Sports

Up & Under Sports was established in January 2010 by Geraint and Jenny Lewis. This partnership has been formed through a common love of sport and between them Geraint and Jenny have over 20 years of Physical Education teaching experience. Geraint who has had experience as Head of a Physical Education Department and Jenny as a Deputy Head of Department at a Sports College have a real passion for inspiring young people through sport. Geraint and Jenny lived in Perth, Western Australia for 3 years and it was there that many of the ideas, techniques and concepts that enable them to offer such a depth of expertise was established.

On returning to the UK in December 2009, Geraint and Jenny decided to turn their vision into a reality and Up & Under Sports was born. We now offer children the opportunity to experience new and exciting sports regardless of age, gender or ability through high quality sports coaching in schools and within the community.

Up & Under Sports has a team of coaches covering the Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire area serving 60 Primary Schools, 12 Secondary and 3 Special Schools.

The Up & Under Team

The Up & Under Sports team are all highly qualified coaches and hold either a Physical Education teaching degree or a minimum of a Level 2 NGB Qualification. Through rigorous training, observation and assessment of their coaches, Up & Under Sports are confident that their coaches offer engaging and progressive sessions which cater for all ages and both genders. All sessions will incorporate differentiation and each child will be coached according to their developmental needs. The team are all trained to identify, and work with, children with special educational needs and gifted and talented students, and can liaise with school staff to enable each child to reach their full potential.

“All Up & Under Sports coaches are either qualified Physical Education teachers or Level 2 accredited coaches. All coaches have enhanced CRBs, First Aid and Child Protection & Safe Guarding certificates."

Coaches

Geraint Lewis

Geraint Lewis

Geraint is Director of Up & Under Sports and a qualified PE teacher with 15 years teaching experience in both primary and secondary education. Geraint is also a RFU & ARU Level 2 coach and coordinates and facilitates the Up & Under Sports Rugby programmes.

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Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Jenny is a Director of Up & Under Sports and is a qualified secondary PE teacher with 12 years teaching experience in both primary and secondary schools. Jen’s main area of specialism is Gymnastics and Dance.

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Stuart Kingwell

Stuart Kingwell

Stuart is our Head of Staff Performance and Development and also heavily involved in our teacher mentoring programme. Stuart is currently a level 3 ECB cricket coach, a RFU level 2 rugby coach, and a fully trained multi skills coach.

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Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin

Rachel is a Team Leader who's role is to inspire, support and motivate her excellent team of coaches. Rachel has a background in personal training and has worked in education for 9 years, being a qualified Secondary PE teacher for 5 years. Rachel is passionate about delivering the teacher mentoring programme with areas of expertise in team sports, fitness and gymnastics.

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David Peters

David Peters

Dave is a Team Leader who’s roles include the supervision, management and motivation of team members. Dave was awarded the Somerset ECB Cricket Coach of the year 2018 and is a Level 2 coach with a specialism in Cricket, Football and Multi Skills.

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Rob Murphy

Rob Murphy

Rob is a qualified secondary PE teacher with approximately 8 years teaching experience in both secondary and primary schools and also has experience of teaching and working within SEN schools. Rob is involved in delivering teacher mentoring programmes as well as after school and holiday clubs. Rob is also a fully qualified level 3 personal trainer specialising in exercise and nutrition.

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Clare Matthews

Clare Matthews

Clare is our new Curriculum Manager, this role has been designed to create and facilitate high quality resources for the Teacher Mentoring Programme. Clare graduated from NEWI University in 2001 and undertook a role at Queens Anne's school as an Assistant House Mistress. This role allowed Clare to complete a GTP course to gain QTS in teaching Physical Education.

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Barry Smith

Barry Smith

Barry has over 20 years experience of teaching and coaching. A qualified level 2 football coach and level 1 in Rugby and Cricket, Barry also specialises in teaching PE to Pre School children and in nursery’s.

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Erin Hunter

Erin Hunter

Erin is a level 2 basketball coach with 3 years experience of basketball coaching. Erin currently plays for the Bristol Flyers women's basketball team national League div 1 and will be working on our Healthy Heroes programme as well as coaching and facilitating afterschool clubs.

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Ollie Hemmings

Ollie Hemmings

Ollie started with Up & Under Sports as an apprentice in September 2015, successfully securing full time employment on completion of his apprenticeship, Ollie now specialises in one to one pupil mentoring

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Sports we offer

Up & Under Sports provides sports coaching in a variety of sports during both curriculum and extracurricular time.

  • Tag Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Dance

  • Cricket

  • Tennis 

  • Rugby

  • Athletics

  • Health Related Fitness

  • Handball

  • Multi Skills

  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Football

  • Netball

  • Gymnastics

  • Orienteering

  • Parkour

  • Multi Sports

  • Australian Rules Football

  • Inset/Twilight Sessions

  • Leadership Courses

  • Gifted and Talented Programmes

  • Holiday Courses

  • Dodgeball

  • Holiday Courses