Meet the Staff
Ryan has worked in training for over 10 years delivering sports coaching and exercise to young people who wish to pursue a career in the sports and active leisure industry.
During this time, Ryan has completed hisPost 16 Teaching Qualification, A1 Assessor Award and V1 Internal Verifier Qualification, all of which has enabled him to couple my coaching and instructing background with teaching practices. Before working in Training, Ryan worked for many years in Local Authority Sports Development and Community Development.
Ryan currently plays semi-professional rugby for Newport RFC and has represented Wales in Baseball.
"The best part about working in training and education through sports and fitness, in the ability it has to engage with young people from all backgrounds and abilities. The physical active learning opportunities allows us as teachers to ensure that all learning is innovative and fun for all."Ryan James
Dylan has 14 years of experience as a Training Instructor delivering Sport and Exercise qualifications. He has completed a BSc Hons in Applied Sports Science, Post 16 Certificate in Education, A1 Assessors Award and V1 Verifiers Award which have allowed him to function effectively in engaging, motivating and educating young people.
In his spare time, Dylan is the Head Coach of Ystrad Rhondda RFC, his home club of 17+ years.
I love the opportunity to promote health and wellbeing through sport and exercise. The skills and characteristics we develop through sport and exercise can be transferred to everyday life. The college provides an opportunity to experience this through our Inspired curriculum, promotion of active learning and creating a positive learning environment.Dylan Jones
Josh is the Lead Instructor at Cardiff Sports Academy having previously held the role of Training Instructor.
During his time with MPCT, Josh have become qualified in First Aid at Work, Level 2 Gym and Fitness Instructor, Level 2 Group Indoor Cycling, Level 2 Kettlebell Training and Level 3 Nutrition for Exercise and Health. All of this training has proved invaluable for Josh to become a well-rounded, confident and competent instructor capable of developing young people for careers in the sport and active leisure industry.
Prior to working with MPCT, Josh was a professional rugby player with Newport Gwent Dragons. He now combines his work with MPCT and playing semi-professional rugby for Newport RFC.
The best thing about working for MPCT is that I get to educate and motivate young people who have a keen interest in sports coaching, development, exercise and fitness which is my great passion. I love that I get to meet new people on a weekly basis and help them develop. Getting to inspire and educate young learners is very rewarding as I get to see the progress they make throughout their time in the Sports Academy.Josh Skinner
Alex has played professional rugby with the Wales 7's squad and really enjoyed his time seeing different parts of the World. During his time playing for Wales, Alex considered his top highlights as getting to the final of the Hong Kong 7's and competing in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Before he turned professional, Alex studied a BTEC in Sports Science at Bridgend College before moving to New Zealand to play rugby.
Alex currently plays for Pontypridd RFC and coaches the Pontypridd District U15's.