R&D Coaching
R&D Coaching 

Meet The Team

Steve Bampfield
Co Founder
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!
Dan Simpson
Co Founder
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.
Matt Phelan
Head Coach
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.
David Burke
Lead Sports Coach
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.
Kerry Mawson
Lead Dance Coach
Kerry brings a wealth of experience 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.
Ashley Buck
Sports Coach
Youngster, 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!
Shannon Hussain
Sports and Dance Coach
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.
Stephen Oslar
Sports Coach
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.
Chloe Taylor
Sports Coach
Chloe joined the team in 2015 and has been developing her coaching skills at a number of different after school clubs.
Alex Williams
Sports Coach
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!
Frankie Verdura
Sports Coach
Frankie joined in 2016 and has shown excellent ability in his after school club sessions. The plan is to progress Frankie so he can deliver our PE sessions in schools.
Mollie Robinson
Sports Coach
Mollie joined us in 2016 and is currently studying at University of Bedfordshire. Mollie has excellent enthusiasm for all of her sessions and quickly develops a bond with the children she works with.
Aaron White
Sports Coach
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.
James Virtue
Sports Coach
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.
Albert Adeyemi
Sports Coach
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.
Jordan Brown
Sports Coach
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.
Ashley White
Sports Coach
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.
Shaan Hussain
Sports and Dance Coach
Shaan is a very enthusiastic coach who works brilliantly with younger children. She has a real passion for gym and cheerleading.
Our charity partner 'MIND'

Contact Us

Steve Bampfield: 

07739 320 007

Dan Simpson: 

07921 727 076










October half term multi sports and dance course Bedford
RD October Half Term 2017.pdf
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October half term St Neots and Higham
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