About Challenge

Challenge Sport & Education positively inspire schools, teachers, children & parents through a range of sport and wellbeing services that always put the child first.

Fun for children
Easy for schools

Our incredible team are (of course) fantastic sport coaches. However, being amazing on the playground, hall or field only tells half the story. Everyone representing the company, from directors to part time students, help create and live out the company culture. Working with Challenge Sport & Education ensures that as well as a great coach you also get someone who is determined to:

Positively inspire everyone they come in contact with, both in and out of work
Be better tomorrow than they are today
Take 100% responsibility for everything that they do
Respect everyone and encourage / embrace individuality
Put the child first….always
Have fun! (If you can’t have fun whilst doing something then why bother!?)

But don’t take our word for it. See what parents and teachers have to say:

What people think

Positively Inspiring Children, Teachers, Parents and Schools

Schools:
More than just a coaching company. Our very own SLT which oversees all school related activities consists of a former headteacher, highly experienced sports coaches and a director of the company.
Before we start working with you we ensure to establish the problems you are trying to solve, your goals and your definition of success.

PPA coachingTeacher UpskillingINSET TrainingFitter FutureWellbeing

Parents & Children:
We want to positively inspire your children by getting them up and active both in and out the classroom. Our holiday courses and sport birthday parties ensure that your child is staying healthy, having fun and developing both sport and life skills outside of school hours.

Multi Sport Holiday CoursesBirthday PartiesEvening / Weekend Football 

Get In Touch With Challenge

Meet The Team

Alfred Mugabo

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Alfred Mugabo

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

Who’s your sporting hero?

Roger Federer

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Playing in a World Cup Qualifier for Rwanada

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

History

What was your favourite film as a child?

Home Alone

What’s your favourite song?

R Kelly - World's Greatest

What’s your favourite book?

The Bible

What’s your favourite food?

Rice and peas with ox tail

Interesting fact about yourself?

I used to play for Arsenal

Angelo Lazzara

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Angelo Lazzara

What football team do you support?

Liverpool

Who’s your sporting hero?

Andrea Pirlo

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Italy winning the World Cup in 2006

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

English

What was your favourite film as a child?

The Lord Of The Rings

What’s your favourite song?

Jamie Jones - Road to the studio

What’s your favourite book?

Mario Puzzo - The Godfather

What’s your favourite food?

Pizza

Interesting fact about yourself?

I have a huge passion for music and in my spare time i enjoy producing and DJing. I have played at various events and local clubs during my time at university and now it's still a strong hobby of mine.

Ben Denyer

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Ben Denyer

What football team do you support?

Watford

Who’s your sporting hero?

Jonny Wilkinson

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

England winning the Rugby World Cup in 2003

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Geography

What was your favourite film as a child?

Lord of the Rings (all three)

What’s your favourite song?

Miley Cyrus - The Climb

What’s your favourite book?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

What’s your favourite food?

Fish and Chips

Interesting fact about yourself?

My dream is to win Come Dine With Me.......but I can't cook!

Chris Palmer

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Chris Palmer

What football team do you support?

Tottenham Hotspur

Who’s your sporting hero?

Kevin Pietersen

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Scoring my first century for my cricket club & Spurs beating Chelsea in the Carling Cup at Wembley in 2008

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

French

What was your favourite film as a child?

Cool Runnings

What’s your favourite song?

Phillip George - Wish you were mine

What’s your favourite book?

Kevin Pietersen's Autobiography

What’s your favourite food?

Chicken

Interesting fact about yourself?

I have never broken a bone in my body.

Dan Jones

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Dan Jones

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

Who’s your sporting hero?

David Beckham

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Arsenal's unbeaten season in 2003-04

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Drama

What was your favourite film as a child?

Lion King

What’s your favourite song?

I like all different types of music. I can't name just one song.

What’s your favourite book?

I love loads of sporting autobiographies.

What’s your favourite food?

Spaghetti bolognese

Interesting fact about yourself?

When I was younger I was at Reading FC and played against both Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale!

Doug Berlin

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Doug Berlin

What football team do you support?

Spurs

Who’s your sporting hero?

Roger Federer and Gareth Bale

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Hearing and watching Liverpool fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone before a night game

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Maths/Drama

What was your favourite film as a child?

Aladdin

What’s your favourite song?

Little Tenderness – Otis Redding

What’s your favourite book?

Lee Child's 'Jack Reacher' series

What’s your favourite food?

Chicken wings

Interesting fact about yourself?

I want to be on Masterchef one day

Elliot Gunn

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Elliot Gunn

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

Who’s your sporting hero?

Marc Overmars - a great inspiration

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Winning the Double for Hemel Hempstead Comets Under 14s

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Music. I play the drums and got to work on projects with other musicians.

What was your favourite film as a child?

Lion King

What’s your favourite song?

Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again

What’s your favourite book?

All of the Harry Potter books

What’s your favourite food?

Curry

Interesting fact about yourself?

I studied for a year at Oklahoma State University.

George Beattie

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George Beattie

What football team do you support?

Tottenham Hotspur

Who’s your sporting hero?

David Beckham

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

The first football top I got with my name on the back

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Drama

What was your favourite film as a child?

Matilda

What’s your favourite song?

Martin Solvieg - Intoxicated

What’s your favourite book?

The Fault in Our Stars

What’s your favourite food?

Lobster

Interesting fact about yourself?

I'm obsessed with the Harry Potter films!

Gurpal Dhesi

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Gurpal Dhesi

What football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

Who’s your sporting hero?

Usain Bolt

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

When Aguero scored in the last minute against QPR to win Manchester City the Premier League

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

I liked drama

What was your favourite film as a child?

Despicable Me

What’s your favourite song?

Armand Van Helden - You Don’t Know Me

What’s your favourite book?

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

What’s your favourite food?

Chargrilled Chicken Burrito

Interesting fact about yourself?

I've played at Wembley Stadium

Jack Butterfield

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Jack Butterfield

What football team do you support?

Manchester United

Who’s your sporting hero?

David Beckham

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Manchester United winning the Champions League in 2008

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Psychology

What was your favourite film as a child?

Home Alone 2

What’s your favourite song?

Candy - Cameo

What’s your favourite book?

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

What’s your favourite food?

Margherita pizza

Interesting fact about yourself?

I went to the same school as England cricketer Steven Finn and Premier League footballer Thomas Carroll

Joe Clegg

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Joe Clegg

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

Who’s your sporting hero?

Thierry Henry

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Aaron Ramsey's winning goal during extra time in the 2014 FA Cup final

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

History

What was your favourite film as a child?

Mr Bean

What’s your favourite song?

Drake - Controlla

What’s your favourite book?

I Am Zlatan - Zlatan Ibrahmiovic's autobiography

What’s your favourite food?

Chicken

Interesting fact about yourself?

I have been to Belgium to play football against Anderlecht's academy.

Kevin Cahill

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Kevin Cahill

What football team do you support?

Manchester United

Who’s your sporting hero?

Paul Scholes/Brian O'Driscoll

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Man United winning the Champions League in 2008

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

History

What was your favourite film as a child?

Home Alone

What’s your favourite song?

Kanye West - Through the Wire & Nirana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

What’s your favourite book?

Jack Charlton's autobiography

What’s your favourite food?

Irish stew

Interesting fact about yourself?

I started watching wrestling aged 3 and still watch it to this day!

Lewis Gunn

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Lewis Gunn

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

Who’s your sporting hero?

Dennis Bergkamp, pure class!

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Aaron Ramsey scoring the winner against Hull in the FA Cup 2014. From 2-0 down in the first 10 mins to win it was absolutely unbelievable!

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Graphic Design & Art

What was your favourite film as a child?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

What’s your favourite song?

I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio - Stereophonics

What’s your favourite book?

Stillness and Speed - Dennis Bergkamp's Autobiography

What’s your favourite food?

Pizza! Pizza! & Pizza!

Interesting fact about yourself?

Completed the 3 peaks challenge! Climbed the 3 tallest mountains in Britain within 24 hours, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scaffold Pike in England & Mount Snowdon in Wales!

Mickey Parcell

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Mickey Parcell

What football team do you support?

Tottenham Hotspur

Who’s your sporting hero?

Steven Gerrard/Jimmy Bullard

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Watching Spurs at the Bernabéu (Real Madrid's home ground)

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Lunch time!?

What was your favourite film as a child?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

What’s your favourite song?

R Kelly - Ignition

What’s your favourite book?

Steven Gerrard's Autobiography

What’s your favourite food?

Fajitas

Interesting fact about yourself?

An hour into a journey from London to Torquay I turned back as I realised I had forgotten my hairdryer - priorities!
Oh, and I used to be a professional footballer.

Neil Smylie

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Neil Smylie

What football team do you support?

Luton Town

Who’s your sporting hero?

David Beckham

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

David Beckham's free kick against Greece to send England to the 2002 World Cup

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

Maths

What was your favourite film as a child?

Jungle Book

What’s your favourite song?

H Two O featuring Platinum - What's It Gonna Be?

What’s your favourite book?

Charlie Hogson - Young Bond Series

What’s your favourite food?

Chicken Fajitas

Interesting fact about yourself?

I once got headbutted by a turtle!

Ricky Lawrence

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Ricky Lawrence

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

Who’s your sporting hero?

Andy Murray/Patrick Vieria

What’s your favourite sporting moment?

Arsenal winning the Premier League at White Hart Lane in 2004 (The Invincible season)

What was your favourite subject at school other than PE?

English/Drama

What was your favourite film as a child?

Toy Story

What’s your favourite song?

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

What’s your favourite book?

Yes Man by Danny Wallace

What’s your favourite food?

Pizza

Interesting fact about yourself?

I’m (a little bit) obsessed with Bruce Springsteen and have seen him in Paris & Gothenburg