Cardiff Central Youth Club
I have 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 I have completed my Post 16 Teaching Qualification, A1 Assessor Award and V1 Internal Verifier Qualification, all of which has enabled me to couple my coaching and instructing background with teaching practices. Before working in Training I work for many years in Local Authority Sports Development and Community Development. I currently play semi-professional rugby for Newport RFC and have 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
I studied Sports Coaching at Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) following this I have spent the last ten years playing professional rugby. During my professional career I have represented The Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons and Cornish Pirates. I am currently playing semi-professional rugby with Newport RFC.
"I think the best thing about being a part of the college is the opportunity it gives to the learners to forge a career pathway in their chosen field and to see their progression along the way not just on a professional level but also on a personal level. "Tom Riley
I have a First Class honours degree in Sport Science from Swansea University, and am currently working on an MSc by research project. I have also worked as a trainer at Force S&C and as a student demonstrator at my University. I have also played professional rugby for the Cardiff Blues, and I currently play semi-professional rugby for Newport RFC.
"During my time as an instructor I have found the willingness of the learners to take on the new information to be really inspiring. Some individuals come in with vey little previous experience and will be able to leave with a vast amount of widespread and relevant knowledge to gain employment in the industry in future."Reuben Tucker