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Academies Team

Kevin Satchell

Kevin
Satchell

Head of Faculty
Sport and Enrichment
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Kevin Satchell

Head of Sport and Enrichment

-Former International Table Tennis player
-Commonwealth Bronze Medalist
-Honorary 'Blue' University of Bath
-Former National Team coach to England and Scotland;
-Commonwealth Silver Medal winning coach and Six Nations Champion

Choisze To

Choisze
To

Finance and Business Coordinator
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Choisze To

Finance and Business Coordinator

-Former Hong Kong international player
-International coach and team manager
-National Championship Gold medal winning coach
-Provides expert insight into Chinese training and elite performance
-Master Degree in Sports Management and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration

Ali Chodkiewicz

Ali
Chodkiewicz

Sports Development Coordinator
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Ali Chodkiewicz

Former SGS College (Filton College) and Netball Academy learner between 2006-2008, studying alevels before moving onto UWIC to studied a degree in Sport Development. I have been employed by SGS College since 2005 working across Learner Services and Student Union before starting work within the Sports academy in 2009, as the assistant Netball Coach alongside the then Head Coach Sasha Corbin. After graduating, became Head Coach of the Netball Academy and launched the affiliated junior netball club Bristol Academy Netball Club in 2011. As a level 2 coach, I have coached within the England Netball Performance Pathway within Avon County and was part of the TeamBath Coach apprentice scheme in 2014. I was part of the Sport England Active College's programme with my role changing to College Sport Maker in 2012, encouraging inactive college learners to become active and launching the SGS Active project which won an award for "Outstanding contribution to Physical Activity" in 2015.

Connor Sidley-Adams

Connor
Sidley-Adams

College Sport Maker and Enrichment Coordinator
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Connor Sidley-Adams

College Sport Maker and Enrichment Co-Ordinator
  • England U18 Schools International (2011-12)
  • UEFA B Licence Coach and FA Youth Award
  • Sport Development and Coaching Science BSc
  • FA Affiliate Tutor (Level 1 and 2)
  • FA Coach Mentor (Somerset)
Nicky DeBonis

Nicky
DeBonis

Coach
Business Administrator & FA Women Football Apprentice
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Nicky
DeBonis

Business Administrator & FA Women Football Apprentice

FA UEFA B Qualified Football Coach. Manager of Bishops Cleeve Mens Development Team who compete in the Cheltenham league. I am the first female manager within the Cheltenham League. Coach Mentor within Bishops Cleeve Colts, supporting the development of coaches and players within the club. I am very passionate towards football and the development of the sport including the players participating within it. I hope to have a positive impact within football by creating and developing opportunities to get involved, playing, coaching and officiating.

Coaches

American Football

Ben Herod

Ben
Herod

Head Coach,
American Football
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Ben Herod

Head Coach - American Football

  • 20+ years coaching Junior Football
  • Former FBU European All Stars HC
  • Former GB Juniors and Team England Coach
  • 2005 BAFCA Junior Coach of the Year
  • Current Bristol Aztecs HC
  • Former Aztecs Junior Team HC
  • Former European Scout for Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Former GB Junior International Player
  • National Champion with Bristol Aztec Juniors
Dan Maher

Dan
Maher

Coach,
American Football
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Dan Maher

Coach - American Football

Former SGS Student who played for the PRIDE 2009-2011, was selected for GB while at SGS college.

When returning from the NCAA (Illinois College) played in Sweden for Tyreso Royal Crowns in the Superserien.

Currently the Head coach of the U.W.E Bullets who compete in the BUCS Premiership, with NCAA/International scholarship players on the squad and also the current GB U20 Quarterbacks Coach.

Athletics

Andreas Kapoulas

Andrea
Garcia-Lock

Head Coach,
Athletics
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Andrea Garcia-Lock

Head Coach - Athletics

Andrea set up the Athletics Academy in 2010 where it has developed into a full Academy programme, coaching across all events and abilities from Novice to Elite. Andrea was the sole coach until 2014 where further development saw the addition of a second coach to enable specialist events to be catered for and a growth in athlete numbers. Specialist guest coaches in Throws and Jumps have also been added to the programme to cater for the range of athletes attending. Andrea also took on the running and development of our successful junior and UWE programme until 2017. The juniors are currently partnered with B&W AC which is an inclusive environment, encouraging all to develop general skills in Athletics, Agility, Balance and Coordination. Growing numbers from 15 to now over 60 participants from age 5-16.

Andrea is a level 2 Sprints Coach with added modules in Pole Vault, Jumps and Endurance. Andrea is also a qualified Run Leader and Children in Athletics coach. She has taken further courses in SAQ, England Athletics S&C, online sports nutrition course and attended various England Athletics CPD workshops and conferences in Sprints, Jumps and Throws. With 10 years of experience coaching across all age groups from 5-Adult. Andrea is also a qualified Assessor.

Andrea competed in English Schools Cross Country at U17 and in Senior Age Group has competed for Bristol & West across many events with her main specialism in 400, 400 Hurdles and Pole Vault. Andrea was assistant Team manager for B&W during their successful rise through the Midland League to the top of Division One, prior to their promotion in subsequent years to the UKWAL. Andrea is also a qualified Level 2 Track Judge and started training as a UKA Athletics Tutor.

Andreas Kapoulas

Joy
Bray

Coach,
Athletics
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Joy Bray

Coach - Athletics

Joy is a UK Athletics Level 3 Performance coach working with high jumpers in the Bristol and South West area. A coach for 18 years, her athletics background is middle-distance and cross-country. As an U17, she took 800m bronze in the National age-group championships and won team golds at English Schools and the National cross-country championships, representing Hertfordshire and Watford Harriers.

Joy has been a member of England Athletics National Coach Development Programme for 8 years, attending workshops and seminars at home and abroad. She was part of the coaching and management team at the 2016 Loughborough International meeting, Manchester International 2018, and team leader for young English high jumpers at the 2017 Hustopece Skakani in the Czech Republic.

As well as coaching children aged 5-18 at the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Junior Athletic Academy, Joy oversees the sprint coaching of students at the University of West of England. Joy has taken on the lead of both the junior and university programmes since 2017. She regularly coaches local club high jumpers to national age-group standard, and several have won national age-group medals.

Joy has many years of experience working with children and families in nurseries, schools and FE Colleges, both in practitioner and leadership roles, and has recently qualified as a Certified Play Therapist.

Basketball

Chris Bourne

Chris
Bourne

Head Coach,
Basketball
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Chris Bourne

Coach - Basketball

Basketball Academy first team Head Coach. Head coach of Bristol Flyers Mens 2nd team and Assistant Coach for the Bristol Flyers BBL team. Many years of coaching experience including being head coach of the England U15 Boys programme.

Ieuan Jones

Ieuan
Jones

Coach,
Basketball
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Ieuan Jones

Coach - Basketball

I have coached youth basketball for a number of years both at the club and international level, I love developing our athletes at SGS as people and players.

Maialen Ansoain

Maialen
Ansoain

Assistant Coach
Basketball
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Maialen Ansoain

Assistant Coach - Basketball

Basketball Academy Assistant Coach. Head coach of Bristol Flyers Girls U14. Player of Bristol Flyers Women’s WNBL Division 1. Many years of coaching experience including South West England U13 Aspire.

Boxing

Michael Biggs

Michael
Biggs

Coach
Boxing
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Michael
Biggs

Coach - Boxing

I am a Qualified Boxing Coach with England Boxing and an experienced amateur boxer with over 50 bouts and a Junior National Champion. Former Professional Boxer and Qualified L3 Personal Trainer with experience as a Men’s Physique Competitor.

Cricket

Luke Sellers

Luke
Sellers

Head Coach
Cricket
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Luke Sellers

Head Coach - Cricket

An ECB Level 3 coach, Luke has coached on the Gloucestershire Cricket performance pathway for more than a decade, working with both boys and girls county squads. His highlights include leading the Under 14 Boys to their highest ever finishes in the ECB Cup and working on the Girls Emerging Players Programme from its inception. Luke has also played a part in the development of a number of players who have gone on to earn professional contracts with Gloucestershire CCC. Luke is a former Minor Counties cricketer and also played for Gloucestershire 2nd XI. He is currently player/coach of Cheltenham CC in the West of England Premier League (WEPL). Having won promotion in 2018 he helped Cheltenham to their highest league finish in more than a decade in 2019. Luke has a Masters Degree in sports coaching and helps train, mentor and develop coaches in cricket and across other sports.

Football

David Hockaday

David
Hockaday

Head Coach,
Male Football
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David Hockaday

Head Coach - Male Football

David played for 20 years as a professional footballer with over 650 senior appearances for Blackpool, Swindon Town, Hull City, Stoke City and Shrewsbury Town gaining 5 promotions. He then established the first ever Football Academy at Cirencester in 1995 winning 10 National Finals. David was then head hunted by Watford back into the pro game as their U18 Coach initially and then as the First Team Coach defeating Leeds Utd at the Millenium Stadium to gain promotion into the Premier League. David has also coached at Southampton, Coventry City, MK Dons as well as being Head Coach at Leeds Utd and Forest Green Rovers.

Last season the SGS Male Football team won 7 trophies including the 2 National College Finals. SGS have since had 6 players sign contracts with pro clubs.

Marcus Thatcher

Marcus
Thatcher

Coach,
Male Football
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Marcus Thatcher

Coach - Male Football

UEFA B License Coach
Former ECFA National Player
Former SGS 1st team Captain
Coach of Double ECFA National Champions 2018-19

Womens Football

Dan Liddiard

Dan
Liddiard

Head Coach,
Womens Football
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Dan Liddiard

Head Coach - Womens Football

UEFA B License coach who has graduated from the University of South Wales with a BSc Hons in Sports Coaching and an MSc in Youth Sport. Worked within the female game for the past 5 years with Bristol City Women with players from age of 9-19. Current Lead Coach for the Bristol City Women U21s squad and SGS College ECFA Squad.

Golf

Pete Langford

Pete
Langford

Head Coach,
Golf
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Pete Langford

Head Coach - Golf

Peter has over 20 years experience as a PGA Professional, coaching and mentoring close to 300 student golfers at the college golf academy, since its inception in 2002. He has developed the academy to what it is today, amongst the top golfing colleges in the country. His passion for golf has lead to opportunities within England Golf and he also starting the renowned Intercollegiate Tour. He has managed the England Schools boys team, and is still involved with Avon Schools Golf.

Married with two children, Peter’s other interests include cycling, running and inventing, with a number of projects in the pipeline – golf based and otherwise.

Kelvin Aitken

Kelvin
Aitken

Coach,
Golf
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Kelvin Aitken

Coach Golf

Kelvin has a wealth of experience both as a player and coach. He has been a qualified PGA level 3 coach for over 30 years and has been immersed in the world of golf since birth; his father is also a PGA professional.

His tournament experience includes playing on the European Tour, the highlight of which was qualification for the PGA Championships at Wentworth along with numerous successes on the West Region circuit. Lately Kelvin had back to back victories in the West Region PGA Seniors Championship.

However coaching is and has been the backbone of his career. Kelvin is a great believer in continual development and has attended many conferences and seminars, predominately based around coaching performance golf. He has now worked as a Coach for the increasingly successful SGS College Golf Academy for over 12 years and in his own words “enjoyed every minute”.

Netball

Andreas Kapoulas

Lara
Gulotta

Head Coach,
Netball
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Lara Gulotta

Head Coach - Netball

Lara is a Level 2 Netball coach currently working towards her Level 3. Lara started out as Assistant Coach in the Academy whilst also teaching A Level and GCSE English at our Filton site. When the opportunity arose, Lara applied to be Head of Netball and was successful. She has since led the team to a league win and had players selected for the AOC National Netball team and Team Bath Futures.

Lara has developed her coaching skills further by working within the England Netball Performance Pathway and the Team Bath Futures Netball Hub that trains at the WISE Campus.

Lara is keen to develop all kinds of players and welcomes interest and applications from netballers of all levels.

Rugby

Saul Nelson

Saul
Nelson

Head Coach,
Rugby
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Saul Nelson

Head Coach - Rugby

I was fortunate enough to spend 15 years as a professional rugby player, I loved every second of it. I played for Bristol Rugby in the RFU Premiership, European Heineken Cup and RFU Championship, Exeter Chiefs and London Welsh.

I would consider the highlights of my rugby journey is to have represented Wales at u16, u18, u21’s, Wales A and also tour Japan with Welsh senior squad in 2001.

On retiring through injury in 2013 where surgery on my neck was required, I knew coaching professionally was the way forward. I knew my love for the game is something I could give back to the sport through my coaching.

I am a RFU Level 3 coach and currently studying for my RFU level 4 certificate in Coaching.

I have coached people across a vast spectrum of environments from primary school children, young offender prisons right up to professional rugby players for 1:1 skill development and professional club rugby in Wales.

During my time as Head of Rugby at SGS College, the number of players we have seen develop into great young men whether, it be International schoolboy players progressing into professional rugby, University students or into the work place. I am exceptionally proud of them all.

Danny Williams

Danny
Williams

Coach
Rugby
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Danny
Williams

Coach
Rugby

Former SGS College and Bristol Academy player, Danny Williams has been part of the Rugby Academy coaching staff for 13 years and has won numerous Local, National and International titles with SGS as a result of his hard work. Working predominantly in the development programme ensuring all players at SGS Rugby have a great experience whilst here and leave not only as better players but better people. Danny has coached at senior level around the Bristol Combination and at County Level and has good relationships with clubs and coaches around the South West.

“Having been through the SGS Rugby Pathway myself I know the hard work and dedication needed, I can relate in all aspects to what the current learners are experiencing and offer my help and support when needed.”

Womens Rugby

Danny Williams

Matt
Belbin

Coach,
Women's Rugby

Table Tennis

Nick Davidson

Nick
Davidson

Head Coach
Table Tennis
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Nick Davidson

Head Coach - Table Tennis

Nick Davidson (Head Coach of the Table Tennis Academy) has an experienced coaching and development career spanning over 20 years. He was the SW Regional coach of the Year in 2019 at the English Table Tennis pride Awards and the Table Tennis SW Coach at the AOC Championships since 2018. The former Gloucestershire County Junior Coach works with a number of England’s top cadets and juniors. He was also the Head Coach and Development Officer at Cheltenham Table Tennis Club when they won the South West Table Tennis Club of the Year and were awarded 3rd place in the National Premier Club Table Tennis awards.

Now full time at SGS College he is helping shape the development and careers of a number of players to allow them to reach their goals and full potential.

Sports Therapy

Craig Barden

Craig
Barden

Clinical Lead
Sports Therapist
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Craig Barden

Clinical Lead - Sports Therapist

Craig has worked in the SGS injury clinic since 2010 when he graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. Craig is the lead for the department ensuring that all students receive a good standard of care and treatment when seeking assistance from medical staff as well as keeping the department proactive in its prevention of injuries. Alongside his years of experience, Craig also has additional qualifications in immediate trauma care, acupuncture, Kinesio taping and manipulative techniques as well as recently becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Outside of the academy, Craig currently works with the Bristol’s only professional basketball team, the Bristol Flyers, alongside completing a PhD in injury prevention in youth rugby at the University of Bath.

Chris Underwood

Chris
Underwood

Sports Therapist
 
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Chris
Underwood

Sports Therapist

Chris graduated from the University of Worcester in 2010 with a degree in Sports Therapy and has a variety of experience in both private and sporting settings. Chris has additional qualifications in sports trauma management, Kinesio Taping with an expertise in exercise prescription and sport specific rehabilitation. Chris also works for Bristol City Women’s Football Club for over 5 years, and was part of the supporting staff when the club reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2015.


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