SPORTS ACADEMY TEAM

Our team has a great range of professional skills and experience covering coaching, personal training and sports therapy.

Colin Griggs

Managing Director

Colin has been coaching for over 15 years, and joined The Sports Academy as a full-time professional coach in 2007.

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Rob Dadds

Head Squash Coach

Rob joined The Sports Academy in 2015 and combines playing and coaching squash professionally.

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James Bamford

Sports Therapist

James has been part of The Sports Academy team since the gym was built as part of the club expansion in 2006, and worked in the field professionally since 2004.

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Darius McDonald

Personal Trainer

Darius has been with The Sports Academy for over 5 years, and is our lead Personal Trainer.

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Simon Margot

Physiotherapist

Simon is The Sports Academy’s resident Physiotherapist, and has a full Sports Science skill set including Sports Massage and Acupuncture.

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Claire Weston

Personal Trainer

Claire joined The Sports Academy in 2016, and is responsible for gym induction & membership applications as well as providing PT services.

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Chris Shaw

Assistant Squash Coach

Chris is a level 2 coach with 8 years coaching experience. Chris has coached all age groups and abilities; including several highly nationally ranked junior players and a senior county champion.

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Tania Bailey

Consultant Elite Coach

Tania is a former world top 10 professional, who works with The Sports Academy as a consultant predominantly with the best junior players.

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Sofia Aveiro-Pita

Assistant Coach

Sofia has developed both her playing and coaching brilliantly in the last 2 seasons and supports the coaching programme as Assistant Coach.

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Oscar Mitchell

Assistant Coach

Oscar has been involved with The Sports Academy as a player for many years, and now works as Assistant Coach during Junior group sessions and holiday camp activities.

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Mary Margot

Administration Coordinator

Mary joined the team in 2019 as the Admin Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of The Sports Academy business.

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