ABOUT-US



WHO HAS OUR TRUST

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OUR TEAM

Our coaching team comprises of coaches from different sporting and fitness backgrounds. All of our coaches thoroughly enjoy coaching children and young people and fully understand the impact that sport can have on the direction of a child’s life. All of our coaches are fully DBS checked, qualified and have vast experience in working with children and young people, our coaching team are also trained on safeguarding and first aid.



FOUNDER & HEAD COACH

Christopher Herbert

Christopher has worked with children and young people for over 15 years in many different capacities ranging from and including mentor, play leader and sports coach. Over his career he has amassed various qualifications in Football, Boxing, Fitness training and Play Work to accompany his BA Honors degree in Sports Management as well as invaluable experience working within schools and community organisations in Kensington & Chelsea.
Christopher’s desire and passion is the fuel that drives Fit For Life Youth, his mantra of inclusive sport has shaped the philosophy for all the good work that is done with the children and young people that participate in our programs.



SPORTS COACH AND DANCE INSTRUCTOR

GEMMA SMART

Gemma specialises in Street Dance but also has a varied sports background and has played football and netball at very high levels whilst studying. Gemma is a qualified dance instructor and has a wealth of experience working in after school clubs and putting together dance performances as a showcase on a term by term basis. Gemma takes pride and joy from the reactions of parents when they see their children performing as well as loves to nurture the groups’ confidence that allows them to get on stage and perform.



CYCLING COACH AND PERSONAL TRAINER

Melvyn Akins

Melvyn brings a wealth of sporting knowledge having competed as a Velodrome Track Cyclist at national level and in American Football at international level. Melvyn has taken his experience of physical training and sports science applied at these levels and has adapted these in to both personalised and group instructor-led sessions.
Melvyn is keen on sharing his enthusiasm and enjoyment of sport and helping to grow this in others by developing their capability.
As a cycling proficiency teacher – he also specialises in providing expert road/traffic knowledge and specialist riding techniques that will make young riders safe, sensible and confident on the road and on their bikes.



BOXING COACH

Sabira Hud

Sabira undertook multiple martial art disciplines whilst growing up, she dedicated herself to boxing at the age of 22 initially as way of keeping fit but swiftly fell in love with the sport. She has since competed in numerous semiprofessional bouts across the United Kingdom. Sabira holds two boxing qualifications to add to her years of experience. She is very passionate about helping children and young people, especially girls achieve their goals and gain self-confidence within boxing. Sabira has become a role model to young girls within our programmes, her presence alone shatters all stereotypes relating to girls involvement in the sport of boxing.



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OUR VALUES

AIMS THROUGH FITNESS AND SPORT



IMPROVE EVERY CHILD’S HEALTH AND FITNESS

We aim to make a visible impact of each child’s fitness levels and sporting ability, we aim to educate them and encourage healthy lifestyle choices and habits that will benefit them throughout their life

LEGACY, INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION

We aim to leave a sporting and fitness legacy within every child or young person. We want to inspire them into continuing sport and fitness throughout their lives. We are focused on motivating them to see the benefits and rewards of leading a healthy lifestyle, this will in turn increase their quality of life.


ENJOYMENT

It is paramount to us that all participants enjoy themselves whilst taking part in our sessions or programs. We take a playful approach to health and fitness and intertwine this within the work we do.

INCLUSIVE SPORT

Every child has the opportunity to take part regardless of ability age, gender, family situation or any other factors that may act as an obstruction