Meet The Team…

Meet The Team…

Jamie Haynes

Director
Year Joined Crossbar: 2008

What I love about Coaching: I am very passionate about “making a difference” with the schools and children that we are working with through PE & School Sport. Having been with Crossbar since day 1 I have had the privilege to see children who I have coached from a young age grow up and then have the opportunity to work with them again in Further Education, seeing and hearing about the positive impact Crossbar had with them during their Primary School years is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do.

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my family, keeping fit and enjoying my role as First Team Coach for AFC Telford United.

Luke Hughes

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2010

What I love about Coaching: I’ve been with Crossbar for 10 years and I love how each day is always different from the rest. I have a passion for giving children the best opportunities by going that extra mile to make PE fun and adapting my sessions to suit every child’s needs. Being a senior Crossbar Coach allows me to be a positive role model to the children and also the new Apprentices / Coaches by showing them the “the Crossbar way”

Interests/Hobbies: Going to the gym / Ownership of a Clothing brand.

Kevin Sandwith

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2011

What I love about Coaching: Coaching has provided me the opportunity to pass on my experiences in sport to help develop young people and their athletic potential. Working in primary schools gives you the chance to shape the physical and mental well-being of young people as well as preparing children to compete in team sport with and against their peers. Seeing these individuals progress over time makes the planning and delivery worthwhile along with job satisfaction.

Interests/Hobbies: Trail running, Golf, Squash & Family.

Sam Griffiths

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2014

What I love about Coaching: I love the healthy competitive edge it brings out in children that may not be noticed within any other environment. The desire to want to work to the best of their ability and thriving in physical team situations is a joy to behold.

Interests/Hobbies: love to spend time with my family and playing golf at the weekend. I also play semi-professional football for Hednesford Town FC

Josh Green

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2015

What I love about Coaching: I love seeing a child develop and progress through each topic I teach. I am very passionate about helping children understand and gain new knowledge on every sport we deliver. With being at Crossbar now for 5 years I have also really enjoyed going to different competitions with the different children from school. Crossbar are also helping me go down the route of teaching full time in a school by putting me on my level 5 degree which has been great so far.

Interests/Hobbies: I have a huge interest in spending time with my family and playing semi professional football along side my job at Crossbar.

Callum Graybrook

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2017

What I love about Coaching: What I love about coaching is seeing all different level ability children learning and practicing new skills to improve in all the sports we do in our PE lessons. 

Interests/Hobbies: Playing football and golf.

Josh Morgan

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2017

What I love about Coaching: First of all being able to put a smile on the faces of the children we teach is always great to see. I am also very passionate about being able to help each and every child develop their Physical Education as a Sports Educator.

Interests/Hobbies: I like to go to the gym regularly during the week to stay active whilst playing football on a Saturday and Sunday.

Jack Gibson

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2017

What I love about Coaching: The things I love about coaching is that I am able to see the children’s development and how much they enjoy having Crossbar Coaches teaching them their favourite sports.

Interests/Hobbies: I love playing Hockey and Working out.

Jack Foggin

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2018

What I love about Coaching: I enjoy seeing the children progress not only in there physically development through the PE lessons but also grow as people both socially and emotionally within my sessions also.

Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy going to the gym as well as watching various sporting events, mainly football as I have a season ticket at Wolverhampton Wanderers and I also quite enjoy watching Basketball.

Louis Spencer

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2018

What I love about Coaching: I’m very passionate about coaching and delivering sport. I find it a very rewarding job as you get to see the children progress and develop their skills in PE, all whilst having fun with a smile on their faces. Everyday’s different and represents a new challenge and an opportunity to develop my own skills further too.

Interests/Hobbies: Enjoy playing cricket, football and golf in my spare time. Going to watch West Bromwich Albion is also a passion of mine. Also love spending time family and socialising with friends.

Jake Thomas

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2018

What I love about Coaching: Being able to make a difference to children and to teach different skills that they can use inside the classroom as well as outside such as teamwork and using initiative on certain situations. Pe has always been my best subject and now to coach children during sessions is a great feeling.

Interests/Hobbies: I am football crazy whether lt means me playing or watching it on Tv I just can’t get enough!

Daniel Simpson

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2019

What I love about Coaching: I love passing on my knowledge of PE and school sports by delivering high energy and enthusiastic lessons to allow school pupils to enjoy PE and learn new skills and knowledge from my lessons. 

Interests/Hobbies: Doing my favourite Sports and fitness such as Bouldering, Football, table tennis and going to the gym!

Arlen Birch

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2019

What I love about Coaching: I enjoy coaching within schools as I like to be able to try and make a difference and help kids develop not only physically but socially as well. With me previously being a professional footballer I’m lucky enough to have seen the benifits and opportunities sport can give you so I try everyday to inspire and help the kids achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.

Interests/Hobbies: My interests are playing football, going to the gym and spending time with my family and friends.

Marc Wardle

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2019

What I love about Coaching: I enjoy my coaching as I love football and sports. I aim to pass this on through a fun learning environment.

Interests/Hobbies: coaching youth football, Shropshire FA referee.

Beckie Shaw

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2020

What I love about Coaching: I am very passionate about “the arts” and how they contribute to a child’s growth in confidence and their understanding of emotions and feelings. Being able to express yourself and working within a team is important and helps to bond friendships and self development.

Even though i am a new member of staff to the Crossbar coaching team, I have been coaching Dance & Gymnastics for 8 years within the cirriculum and 11 years within my own Dance academy. The most rewarding aspect to my job as a dance practitioner, is that we have the privelege to be apart of the childrens development and creativity, within the PE & Sporting workshops that we host. Seeing the children grow and enjoy what they do is what makes our jobs so easy.

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my friends and family, Being the head coach at DDUK, Competing with my teams all over the UK, including huge sporting events to include the Grand prix and going to music concerts.

Sam Berquez

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2020

What I love about Coaching: I love being able to make a difference seeing each child progress physically and social and seeing all the children with a smile on their face. Helping them be the best they can be by setting targets for them to achieve and also helping them in the right direction. I also love that I’m learning myself so I can make a difference to others. Coaching is also very rewarding it gives all children the chance to develop their skills in and out of sport to use in everyday life. 

Interests/Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and keeping fit. I also love to play football.

Nathan Harding

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2020

What I love about Coaching: Is being able to see the development of kids from all age groups becoming better each time they practice or learn something in a session. From learning new skills in a sport to being able to communicate better in a group.

Interests/Hobbies: My interested involve having a season ticket at Wolverhampton wanders, playing darts and socialising with friends and watching TV series with my partner.

Harvey Lewis

Staff
Year Joined Crossbar: 2022

What I love about Coaching: I’ve been coaching for nearly 6 years with children and young adults of different ages and in every session, I aim to make it as fun and intriguing as possible as well as try to improve and develop everyone to reach their goals. Seeing the children enjoy and develop over time really makes me feel I’m in the best job in the world.

Interests/Hobbies: Playing Football, Coaching 3 teams at Allscott AFC

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