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Director - Paul Jones

Paul or PJ (as he tends to be called) is the Managing Director of 1st Step Sports'. Paul formed the company in 2005 and has expanded the company to where it is today.

 

Qualifications 

 

  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate
  • Updated Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • Enhanced CRB/DBS Check
  • Level 2 Multi-Skills Development in Sport Coach (1st4Sport Qualification)
  • Level 2 Football Coach (National Governing Body Certification)
  • Level 2 LTA Tennis Coach (National Governing Body Qualification)
  • Level 2 Dodgeball Coach (National Governing Body Certification)
  • UK Athletics Coaches Assistant Course (Formerly Level 1 & 2 Qualification)
  • Level 1 Futsal Coach (National Governing Body Certification) 
  • Level 1 Rugby Union Coach (National Governing Body Certification)
  • Quicksticks Hockey (Teacher Training Certification)
  • Gymnastics (Teacher Training Certification)
  • Athletics (Teacher Training Certification) 
  • Tag Rugby (Teacher Training Certification) 
  • Tri Golf (Teacher Training Certification)
  • Basketball (Teacher Training Certification)
  • Orienteering (Teacher Training Certification)
  • Dance (Teacher Training Certification)

 

Paul's hobbies include playing football, golf and going to the gym.

 

Contact PJ on pj@1ststepsports.co.uk

Coach Educator - Shane Lebbon

Shane is the area manager for Cambridgeshire South East and Suffolk West and our main coach educator for the Franchise. He has been with us for almost 10 years and is one of our most experienced coaches. In his spare time he coaches Newmarket Town U15 Girls and was pivotal in putting in place the current U9, U11 and U13 and Ladies teams at Newmarket Town.  Shane also likes to watch and play football and wind up the other Franchisees and coaches!!


Qualifications:


Level 3 Playleader (National Governing Body Certification)
Level 2 Football Coach (National Governing Body Certification)
Level 2 Multi-Skills Development in Sport Coach (1st4Sport Qualification)
Level 2 Dodgeball Coach (National Governing Body Certification) 
Level 2 Handball Coach (National Governing Body Certification) 
UK Athletics Coaches Assistant Course (Formerly Level 1 & 2 Qualification)
Level 1 Rugby Union Coach (National Governing Body Qualification)
Level 1 Futsal Coach (National governing Body Certification)
FA Youth Module Level 1 Completed
Gymnastics (Teacher Training Certification)
Tri Golf (Teacher Training Certification)
Tennis (Teacher Training Certification)
Handball (Teacher Training Certification)
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Updated Safeguarding Children Certificate
Enhanced CRB/DBS Check

Sports Coach UK - a guide to mentoring sports coaches

 

 

Contact Shane on shane@1ststepsports.co.uk

Office Manager - Lorna Jones

Lorna is the head office manager and ensures the effective day to day running of head office. She also efficiently makes sure all the coaches have everything they need and that everything runs smoothly.

 

She became part of the team in September 2013 and is the friendly voice you'll hear when calling the office.

 

In her spare time, Lorna enjoys walking, horseriding, the gym, swimming and gardening (when weather permits!!)

 

Contact Lorna on office@1ststepsports.co.uk

As well as running Apprenticeships, we also support Young Sports Leaders, Work Experience and Duke of Edinborough Students. Many of whom assist our senior coaches on Holiday Activity Camps and Extra Curricular Clubs.

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