|MultiSports Group for Children||
Crouch End Principal - Grant Felix
MultiSports Crouch End is now in its 4th year of coaching at Hornsey School. In that time we have seen the club grow from strength to strength. MultiSports is a great way to get involved in lots of different sport disciplines. Learning is fun, lively and exciting and there can be no better way to be introduced to the world of sport. The coaching program allows students to progress at their own pace. Over the years as a coach and School Principal I have seen many children grow and develop through self confidence, communication, respect (for themselves and each other) and team work. Sport can be a lifestyle for some, and a way of keeping fit for others. At MultiSports Crouch End, we teach children aged 4 - 16 years in individual sports, traditional team sports and a team challenge. I believe I learn as much from the children, as they do from me.
I attained my black belt in Seido Karate in October 1993 in Manhatten, New York under the watchful eye of Grand Master Tadashi Nakamura*. A 2 week examination including Kata, Seido Syllabus, a small matter of being 'blind folded' for 2 hours training at the New York school for Blind, and finally ending with a 6am start for the finale of 40 fights against the Honbu black belts. My karate training has taken me travelling around the world including going to South Africa where I was invited to take part in a televised national tournament. Fortune favoured me that day and I took 2nd place in both the Kata (form) and Kumite (fighting). I have also trained with Karate Branch Chiefs in New Zealand, Australia, USA and the UK.
*Grand Master Tadashi Nakamura is the founder of Seido Karate, breaking away from Mas Oyama and Kyokushinkai in 1976.
Main School Coach - Miguel Williams
Miguel has a wealth of experience at MultiSports and has been part of the team at Mill Hill for over 8 years. Miguel was one of the founder coaches at Crouch End when we opened in September 2013.
Miguel is a highly observant and motivational coach. Students respond well to his approach to teaching which stimulates more effort and a desire to improve. Miguel is a firm favourite with the kids. During the week Miguel coaches PE at Secondary education level.
He gives recognition in fine detail and believes “The most important quality you need to coach is enthusiasm. People respond brilliantly to an eager, hard working leader.”
Main School Coach - Christian Panayiotou
Christian has been working for The MultiSports Group for over 7 years, having coached at Muswell Hill and is also one of our coaches at MultiSports Mill Hill on Saturday am. Christian was one of the founder coaches at Crouch End when we opened in September 2013.
"I have a huge passion for sport. I have played football at a professional level with Barnet FC, and now I'm coaching multi-sports in many schools in the North London area. The MultiSports Group gives all children of all abilities the opportunity to build important life skills both socially and physically. Working for The MultiSports Group is one of my highlights of the week".
Main School Coach - Nicola Theis BSC(hons) MSC
Nicola works across all the MultiSports schools, and her knowledge and experience including working with children who have cerebal palsy makes her a valued member of our coaching staff and she is a great asset to the MultiSports team.
She has a degree and masters degree in Sports Science and currently lectures at four Chiltern Universities in Bio-mechanics.
Nicola says " It is great to be able to offer such a great sports programme to children as young
as 4. Whether your child is sporty or not they still need to be taught how their bodies can move. Parents teach their children how to tie shoe laces or hold a pen, but often it won't cross their mind to teach a child how to throw and catch a ball. At the MultiSports children learn so many skills for different sports in a very fun yet disciplined environment. It is so lovely to watch their faces when they accomplish something new."
Little Sporties Coach - Laura Timmins
Welcome to Laura, who joins our team of coaches in March 2015. Laura is currently studying Sport and Physical Education at St Mary's University. Laura is qualified in Badminton, Basketball, Football, Tennis and is currently working towards Level 2 Handball. Laura has gained a wealth of coaching knowledge in the last 3 years, and we look forward to her coaching at Crouch End.
Laura has recently (Nov 2015) been accepted to further study for a PGCE at St Mary's University. No mean feat !! Well done Laura
Little Sporties Coach - Amar Dhokia
Amar is a very popular figure around MultiSports Mill Hill, having joined the club originally in September 2005 and trained as a student up till Spring 2013. Amar has always impressed me with his selfless attitude to training, and is a great team player bringing out the best in others. Attributes that will serve him well as he looks to pursue a career is sport. Amar also works as Assistant Coach to Jenny in our Little Sporties program here at Crouch End.
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