R&D Coaching
R&D Coaching 

Meet The Team

Name
Steve Bampfield
Position
Co Founder
Phone
07739320007
Description
After his retirement from football aged 19 Steve started coaching in his native West Midlands.His move south saw Steve working for Rushden Diamonds football in the community department before being promoted to Bedford Area Co-ordinator. Following the demise of Rushden Diamonds Steve started R&D Coaching in 2007 and has overseen a steady growth in schools. Steve is a passionate coach who is qualified to deliver football, tag rugby, cricket, multi skills to name a few!
Name
Dan Simpson
Position
Co Founder
Phone
07921727076
Description
Dan has been with R&D since it's launch in 2007 and spent 7 years as Head Coach before being promoted to director and partner in 2014. After Dan's promotion the company has seen a rapid growth in schools and numbers on all courses, Dan has also introduced the franchise venture which aims to put R&D on the map! Other changes that Dan has put in place include moving into the company's first head office and the introduction of the new logo.
Name
Matt Phelan
Position
Head Coach
Phone
07854858152
Description
Matt is a fantastic coach who has rejoined the team after a couple of years away. Matt has a real passion for coaching and improving every child he works with and brings high levels of enthusiasm and innovation to every session.
Matt is an Arsenal fan and also a very good footballer in his own right.
Name
David Burke
Position
Lead Sports Coach
Description
David brings great enthusiasm and experience to the team. David has progressed and improved since joining the team and now heads up several schools and holiday courses. David is an Arsenal fan.
Name
Kerry Williams
Position
Lead Dance Coach
Description
Kerry brings a wealth of experience from her days as a teaching assistant and is qualified in tap, ballet, modern and musical theatre. Kerry also used to be an accomplished dancer who is looking to pass on her experience.
Name
Matt Knapp
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Matt joined the R&D team in July 2017 and brings with him several years experience in the coaching industry. Matt has quickly established himself as a lead coach at several after school clubs.
Name
Shannon Hussain
Position
Sports and Dance Coach
Description
Shannon has come to R&D with future aims of becoming a PE teacher. She offers enjoyment in sessions with all of the children, and can quickly build up a good rapport with her groups.
Name
Shaan Hussain
Position
Sports and Dance Coach
Description
Shaan is a very enthusiastic coach who works brilliantly with younger children. She has a real passion for gym and cheerleading.
Name
Aaron White
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Aaron joined in 2016 and brings lots of experience to the team having worked at other coaching companies previously. Aaron will become an important member of staff during the coming school year.
Name
Ashley Buck
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Ashley joined R&D at just 16 years of age. He has shown great coaching skills and development since joining the team. Ash is at the University of Bedfordshire, with the aim of becoming a PE teacher. He brings new activities and ideas to the sessions, and has quickly developed a strong ability to adapt any ideas given to him.
Ash is an avid Chelsea FC supporter, and is also a handy player on pitch himself!
Name
Chloe Taylor
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Chloe joined the team in 2015 and has been developing her coaching skills at a number of different after school clubs.
Name
Stephen Oslar
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Stephen is one of R&D's longest serving coaches. Stephen enjoys creating new games for his sessions and trying them out with an enthusiastic group. Steven's strength is football, giving the children a depth of knowledge of games to play, ways to help them improve from session to session.
Name
Alex Williams
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Alex joined R&D in 2016 whilst at the University of Bedfordshire and has progressed to become one of our strongest new coaches. Alex is a very good coach who we have high hopes for!
Name
Albert Adeyemi
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Albert joined the team in 2016 during his studies at University of Bedfordshire. Albert is a very strong coach who has a passion for coaching football and basketball.
Name
James Rees
Position
Sports Coach
Description
James joined the team in September 2017 and is a qualified football referee and sports coach who is looking to gain more experience in the coaching world.
Name
Hope Grant
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Hope joins us with several years experience working in schools as a swim and multi skills teacher, whilst studying at the University of Bedfordshire. Back home in Skegness Hope runs her own swim school and is looking to deliver PE sessions in the near future.
Name
Jordan Brown
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Jordan is an accomplished footballer having spent time at Peterborough United and Cambridge United and is a level 2 qualified football coach who is looking to pass on his vast knowledge to the children he coaches.
Name
Ashley White
Position
Sports Coach
Description
Ashley joins the team with experience coaching football, tag rugby, multi skills and tennis amongst other sports having worked with another coaching company for a the past year.
Name
James Virtue
Position
Sports Coach
Description
James is our first coach to be a former course attendee. James attended every course he could from 2007 until he became a helper on our course, to eventually gaining his level 1 and becoming a paid member of the team. An enthusiastic and talented individual, James jumps straight in to our coaching team.
Our charity partner 'MIND'

Contact Us

Bedford Christmas holiday leaflet
XMAS FESTIVE FUN COURSE BEDFORD 2017.pdf
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Steve Bampfield: 

07739 320 007

Dan Simpson: 

07921 727 076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-mail:

 rdcoaching@yahoo.co.uk

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Address:

R&D Coaching

Knights Farm, Office 2

Newton Road

Rushden

Northants

NN10 0SX

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