As a strategic lead in football, FA tutor and mentor, and Academic within the field of sport, to become a member of staff for this organisation would be something I would hold truly dear, and would approach with professionalism, absolute dedication, drive and passion in order to achieve success.
Since completing my undergraduate degree in Sport from the University of Birmingham, the majority of my experiences related to suitability for this position have taken place at West Bromwich Albion FC. I began my time there in 2006, and over the years have held positions of Community Coach, Sport Coordinator, Development Officer, RTC Technical Director, General Manager, disability coordinator, and more recently, Head of Sport. Every facet of sporting delivery and development is within my remit and management in this role, such as international football development, basketball and cricket strategy, HR, line management, culture improvement, staff recruitment and retention, and since March, embedding a robust CPD programme across the entire organisation.
An advantage of working for this company has been the adherence to branding guidelines, and respecting the importance of representing the global brand, and improving the overall visuality of the club globally.
I am proud to have developed many skills which can be transferred to this role. These include shaping a multi-disciplinary team, developing a CPD programme for 75+ staff, working within a budget, time management, mentorship, measuring impact, IT and keynote proficiency, outstanding line management, developing partnerships and networks, and achieving KPI’s within the strategic vision of my role.
My 4-year tenure in WBA Academy as YDP coach allowed me to explore pedagogical cases, coach the person as well as the player, and develop my own coaching identity. The club philosophy of coaching and playing were embedded in me early on, and I feel comfortable in not only articulating what this philosophy looks like, but have also developed several coaching philosophies since, more recently in my role as Head of Football for University of Wolverhampton. I became proficient in PMA and understood the Club’s requirements to meet EPPP. All of this was within a backdrop of delivering high quality sessions to some of the most talented players locally. Since moving on from this experience, the last five years of department leadership has provided me with essential experiences, qualifications and learnings around how to get the best from a multi-disciplinary team. Coaching staff, apprentices, HR staff, development officers, basketball legends and cricket partners all encompass a cohort for which I have been able to embed a culture and work ethic within a disciplined structure. Clear vision and creation of a realistic, clarified strategic framework has combined with valued partnerships with local NGB’s and other stakeholders to hold a national reputation for outstanding people and projects. Connecting vision to shaping an MDT approach has come to fruition recently as my role and influence with WBA Women FC has seen us grow in number of teams, an improved player pathway, sports science and psychology staff recruitment, and creating a Board of trustees to improve governance.
As much as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at WBA, this job is one where I feel I can sharpen my skills, find new challenge, but also impact a larger scale programme within an institute of real history and tradition in the sporting world. The idea of integrating a multi-disciplinary team excites me. To develop and grow people to achieve their objectives and make them feel inspired as we reach our strategic goals.
As an FA coach mentor, I have been able to hone my skills of developing rapport, supporting a coach journey, being a sounding board, being critical, and shaping a plan to improve. This has been complemented within my MSc in Sport Coaching, where some topics I have covered involved advanced pedagogies, digital technology in Sport Coaching, player development, and contemporary issues in sport coaching. One of my more outstanding pieces of work was around talent identification and development. This got my interest around the subject area, so I have undertaken more research in what other sports and countries do on terms of talent ID. This research would be vital for this role, and I’d love to develop my knowledge in this area even more. I am excited to complete this degree in September 2021 and am keen to share my learnings from this course in this role, not least my dissertation focus around using reflective practice.
From a personal perspective, I have three clarified core values of pride, humility and relentless endeavour. Should I be considered for this role, these values will be evident in all aspects of the recruitment process, and deployment. I am dedicated to learning and self-improvement and take CPD extremely seriously. My MSc degree is testament to this. I am also beginning an ILM Management course in September. On completion of this I shall look again at what CPD can get me closer to reaching my goals. Formal qualifications will also be aligned to a robust programme which also includes reading, mentorship, and detailed networking.
I have over 11 years of leadership experience in the sports industry, planning and implementing a wide range of successful events and projects. I am a sociable team player and have developed strong partnerships with GB athletes, corporate businesses, volunteers, and national governing bodies to deliver initiatives in support of the Olympic legacy. My roles in delivering these events have varied: from initiating event ideas, to managing the necessary administration such as putting together athletes’ schedules, managing databases and the financial budgets. I am also a successful fundraiser, having raised around £30,000 for athletes and schools over a 2 year period.
Since starting at GB Active 5 years ago, I have been organising multiple bootcamps. These regular training sessions have offered opportunities for GB athletes to bring their skills and inspiration to the community. Alongside the bootcamps, I have delivered more bespoke events, such as arranging kayaking experiences for the public with a world class kayaker, or bringing some inspiring sporting stories and athlete-delivered activities to over 100 people at a city bank’s wellbeing day. Before GB Active, I arranged workshops across the country bringing over 20 GB athletes to around 300 schools. I managed the logistical details of these events, mapping out travel and accommodation, and capturing data to efficiently analyse the feedback in order to adapt our services. I also liaised with government public health programmes, as Change For life, to ensure our messaging was aligned.
I currently volunteer with the England Touch Rugby Association, remotely coordinating sports development officers in the South East region of the UK. This has involved communicating closely with the six voluntary development officers on a regular basis to plan, assess and adapt strategic outlines on developing touch rugby in schools. During my time so far, I have extended the programme from secondary schools to primary schools by developing operational and training programmes for rugby workshops, competitions and events.
Over my career I have accumulated considerable insight into the workings of the sports industry and have developed detailed experience in the administrative functions of running successful events. I am really keen to apply these skills to a new role, supporting and being part of a sociable team on delivering projects, programmes or events.
I attach my resume for your consideration. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the role further and how my skills can help.
I have never really believed in the effect of these few lines. I am more than just adjectives and skills and I don't think I can be summarised in just one page.
Therefore, what I want to make sure before starting with my presentation, is that you know I will always offer honesty and dependability , in any possible situation.
I have a genuine passion for the Sport world and, in particular, its economic implications; be they the financial impact that sponsors and broadcasting rights have, or the effect of media interaction on fans and enthusiasts. I have a strong professional background, but I feel a change is needed at this stage of my life. This is why I decided to follow my passion, attending a Sport Management Master Degree last year, which I obtained at the end of September 2017. I strongly believe that being involved in a Sport-related environment is what I need, and it is where I could perform at my best.
I am a charismatic and engaging team-player, energetic and innovative in my approach to achieving goals with benefits to the whole group, not just myself.
My career as a rugby player helped me to develop the ability to remain calm in high pressure situations and to be a quick but logical thinker, together with a strong sense of belonging and how to behave in a team, while the most important thing that I learnt from my work experience is that getting things done is extremely important, but enthusiasm and being pro-active make the difference.
I consider myself as a practical self-starter, who is not afraid to accept new challenges and get fully involved in a 360° working experience. I am eager to put in practice the first-class analytical and quantitative tools that the academic studies brought me. Furthermore, my learning-by-doing approach makes me able to work hard to pick things up quickly.
I love working with other people, especially when they have different backgrounds; I like to think that everyone has a different story to tell. Indeed, I appreciate international contexts and learning foreign languages, which I believe to be useful competences in an international market, such as Sports and Entertainment.
I am at your disposal for any further information about my candidacy,
Thank you for your time and consideration, Gianluca Andreatta
I have worked in a variety of different jobs and have gained valuable experience from all the jobs I have taken in the past and I have been able to use all of this experience in my day to day life and in my coaching. At the moment I am currently a student at Newcastle college studying sports coaching and science I am now in my second year of my degree and I am awaiting on my results and I am hoping to go into my third year and then onto my PGCE and then become a teacher, I have undertaken many course along the way to help me on my own personal development. I have completed my level one and level two rugby coaching qualification and also my first aid qualification along with a child protection and safe guarding course, rugby ready, and scrum factory. Through doing all of these course I have managed to now go on and have my own under 12s team at the rugby club were I play, I started off with only five boys and with my self being head coach and a team of two assistant coaches and a team manager I have managed to go from five lads to twenty players in six month of a mixture of girls and boys who come to training on a regular basis. Along with having my own under twelves team I have had to keep an eye on my coaches and help with their development by allowing them to take training sessions and guiding them to what the under twelves need, it has been a huge challenge to accomplish this but I have enjoyed every minute and I have loved the challenge and to be able to accomplish the challenge at the highest possible standard. Wallsend rugby club have recently asked me to go into a local school to get more children playing rugby in the area and to try to establish a link between the school and the club this was only supposed to be a four week placement but the school has asked me to stay on until the end of the summer this is a voluntary position and I do not get paid for any of this but it allows me to put all my coaching theory into practice and this has allowed me to develop my own coaching philosophy. Over the years I have had to work as a team and on my own I enjoy both as working with a team allows you develop good communication skills and the opportunity to pick other people minds and ideas to develop my own ideas that I could either use in my day to day life or in my coaching sessions, however working on my own has allowed me to gain valuable experience of organising myself and organising my own coaching sessions and my own CPD (coaching personal development).
I have attached a CV and hope to hear back from you. Kind regards
I am a highly qualified winning rugby coach with over 25 years experience both in Australia and overseas. I am very confident in improving teams that I coach and getting the best out of players. I think my CV speaks for itself. I most recently coach a winning team in France and learnt the French language. I have a degree in Physical Education.
I am seeking a suitable position in club rugby as a coach or assistant coach in the UK or France for the 2017/18 season or with an emerging national team.
I have dual passports - Australian and United Kingdom.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE A motivated and enthusiastic teaching and coaching professional with strong experience of educating and coaching students and players of various levels of ability, working directly with them to develop their skills and assist them in achieving their personal potential. Demonstrating a caring and attentive attitude within all teaching and coaching roles in the UK and abroad. Possessing advanced communication skills, enabling effective liaison with students, parents, senior leadership and related educational bodies. A dedicated and hard-working individual, always willing to go the extra mile in order to achieve excellent results, with a strong belief in the importance of extra-curricular activities, as a vital part of student development. Vast experience of coaching within professional, semi-professional and international programmes in rugby from 2003 to the present
EDUCATION PGCE: Physical Education (11-18 years) (The University of Liverpool)
BA Hons: 1st Class (Hons) Physical Education, Sports Science & History
Published Thesis: Cultural Identities and Rugby: A Case Study of Halifax (Presented at the World Conference of Globalisation of Sport, Indianapolis, USA)
4 A Levels: English, History, Religious Studies & General Studies
10 GCSEs: Including Mathematics, English & Science
I.T. SKILLS · Word, Excel, Access, Internet & email. Sports Performer Program
CAREER SUMMARY 2007-Present Audenshaw School, Teacher of Physical Education, Religious Education and History. School Sport Coordinator & Director of Rugby
Responsibility for the teaching of National Curriculum modules KS3, KS4 and KS5 Physical Education, Religious Education and History Lead Teacher in Key Stage 5 A Level Physical Education with a specialism in Sports Psychology and the Sociology of Sport Coordination and delivery of all aspects of primary physical education for five cluster schools across KS 1 and 2 including responsibility for leadership initiatives, talent academies and competition. Utilising a wide range of teaching techniques within the role, developing students’ skills and working towards the fulfilment of their individual potential in line with National Curriculum specifications. Responsibility as Healthy Schools Coordinator for implementing the programme initiatives required to attain this accreditation. Maintaining a strong focus upon extra curricular activities within the school and beyond as Director of Rugby, 1st XV Head Coach and Head of Player Development. Lead Coach of four international rugby tours to South Africa, France, Canada and Portugal Master in Charge of Swimming- responsibility for the establishing and development of the school swimming program. Tameside District Champions 2013, 2014, 2015. Greater Manchester Champions 2015 & ESSA National Schools Finalists 2015 2004-2007 The North Halifax Grammar School, Teacher of Physical Education & Religious Education, Head of Rugby
· Responsibility for the teaching of National Curriculum modules KS3, KS4 and KS5 Physical Education and Religious Studies
· Utilising a wide range of teaching techniques within the role, developing students’ skills and working towards the fulfilment of their individual potential in line with National Curriculum specifications
· Employing excellent skills of communication to ensure effective liaison between departments and to manage relationships with parents, students, fellow teaching professional and senior staff
· Organising, planning and leading extra curricular activities within the school, leading to appointment as Head of Calderdale Schools Rugby League from 2004-2007
· Coordinating all rugby events and initiatives for Calderdale Schools
2003-2004 The Crossley Heath School, Teacher of Physical Education and History and Religious Studies
· Establishing a foundation in many aspects of the teaching profession involving the teaching of Physical Education, History and Religious Studies.
· Working to develop effective teaching strategies within the role, including schemes of work for the Physical Education, History and Religious Studies departments
· Coaching of School U12 Rugby Union team in local, regional and national competition as part of the renowned school rugby programme. Organisation of the 2004 Tour of Australia
AWARDS Member of Great Britain Student Rugby League Hall of Fame 2015 Lancashire RFU School of the Year 2013/14- Audenshaw School UKCC/ RFL Level Three Certificate in Coaching Rugby League New and Aspiring Curriculum Leaders Course-Audenshaw School RFL Senior Coach (2005) UKCC/ RFU Level Two Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union RFL National Youth League Coach of the Month December 2006 & March 2007 First Aid Qualified University of Chester (A College of The University of Liverpool) Sports Personality of the Year 2002
LEADERSHIP AND COACHING Halifax RLFC Assistant Coach 2014- Chester RUFC Head of Player Development and 1st XV Skills Coach 2014- Audenshaw School- Director of Rugby 2013- V Swim Team-Assistant Coach of Swimming BBC Radio Leeds Commentator Course & Studio Guest 2015- Shortlisted for Tameside District Coach of the Year 2015/16 Chester RUFC 1st XV Coach 2012/13 SSE RFU National League 3 Champions Warrington Wolves U18 Junior Academy Assistant Coach 2009-2012 England Youth Rugby League Coach 2010-2011 English Schools Rugby League Coach 2007-2009 Great Britain Students Presidents XIII Head Coach Tour Ukraine & Latvia 2008
Leeds Rhinos U18 Academy Assistant Coach 2007-2009 Audenshaw School Rugby Union Coach 2007-
North Halifax Grammar School Head of Rugby 2003-2007 Salford City Reds RLFC Under 18 Junior Academy and Scholarship Coach 2005-2007 Yorkshire Under 14 Regional Camp Head Coach 2007 Siddal ARLFC U18 Head Coach- National Youth League Champions 2006/07 Siddal ARLFC U17 Head Coach- West Riding Cup Champions 2005/06 Yorkshire Rugby League Under 14 Regional Camp Assistant Coach 2006 USA Rugby League Guest Coach 2004-2006 Union College, NY, Siena College, NY & Albany Knicks RFC, Guest Coach 2004-2007 Halifax RLFC Scholarship U14 &U15 Scholarship Coach 2002-2005 Calderdale Service Area Under 15 Head Coach 2005 & 2006 Calderdale Schools Head of Rugby League 2003-2007 Ireland Students Rugby League Team Manager 2002 Sports Director- Camp Scully (Camp America), Albany, New York, USA 2001 Circle of Life Camp for Diabetes, New York, USA Sports Director 1999, 2000 &2004 University of Chester, Vice Captain of Swimming 2000-2002 Member of The British Association of American Football Coaches Yorkshire Badminton-County Player 1990-1997 PERSONAL DETAILS Date of Birth: 11th March 1980 Drive: Full/Clean Health: Excellent; non smoker Interests Include: Rugby, Swimming, Thai boxing, Fitness Training and Badminton
REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Qualifications University of East Anglia, 02/2016-02/2018 MSc Physiotherapy University of Hull, 09/2011-07/2014, BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation: 2.1 Sir John Lawes School & Sixth Form, Harpenden, Hertfordshire A Level: Psychology (B), PE (B), General Studies (B) AS Level: Biology (D) Chemistry (E) GCSE’s: English Literature (B), English Language (B), Mathematics (A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Geography (B), RS (A*), Art (B), PE (A), French (C), ICT Double Award (DD)
Relevant Certificates Tennis: LTA Level 3 Licensed Tennis Coach LTA Referee Course Cardio Tennis Competition Organisers Course Modern Tennis International: Phase MT1, MT2 and MT3 LTA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Safeguarding & Protecting Children Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Other Sports: Sports Leaders Award Level 1 Handball Coach
Watersports: Royal Yacht Association Sailing Stage 4 Seamanship Skills Competent Crew Royal Yacht Association Stage 2 Windsurfing
Other: Driving License and Car Owner DBS Certificate BSC Level 1 Health & Safety at Work
Employment 01/2015 – 12/2015. Development Coach at Nigel Willard Tennis and MK Inclusive. I coach children and adults at several venues across Milton Keynes. With my focus on inclusion, those from under-represented socioeconomic backgrounds are funded to widen participation. As a highly qualified and experienced coach, I can easily adapt to suit all players needs; including the visually impaired.
09/2014 – 12/2015. Band 4 Physiotherapy Technician at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Based in MSK Outpatients with experience in orthopaedics and hydrotherapy, I clinically assess and implement and progress treatment programmes for individuals as well as groups. Within my role I have treated patients with musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, respiratory diseases, vestibular disorders and women’s health. I participate in in-service training, audits and develop the service through governance as well as managing and mentoring physiotherapy assistants.
03/2013 – 07/2014. South Hunsley Tennis Academy and Cherry Burton Tennis Club. I organised several weekly groups at a school and a tennis club and worked within a smaller group of coaches. I am a highly motivated coach with a drive to inspire and motivate others.
08/2012 – 03/2013. Tennis Coach at David Lloyds. Whilst building a rapport with players through coaching sessions, I motivate players to participate in competitions which are important for a child's physical, emotional and mental development.
01/2007 – current. Tennis Coach at Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club in Hertfordshire. My main role was within the mini tennis programme, coaching children of all ages, skill level, including those with learning difficulties. Following completion of a Competition Organisers Course, I organised match play on a weekly basis. Due to my positive attitude and contribution as a coach, player and social member at Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club, I was awarded the Vice Presidents Award.
Experience 07/2014 – 02/2015. The Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. • Assist physiotherapists and personal trainers in the clinic, gym or home setting • Practical experience with various neurological conditions, primarily MS or stroke patients. • Carrying out stretches, exercises and experience of other treatments such as Hyperbaric Oxygen and complimentary therapies. 09/2012 –09/2014. Women’s Captain of Hull University Tennis Club • Attended regular committee meetings and AGM’s • Organised training, fitness sessions and matches, demonstrating my leadership skills • Competed whilst managing the team to win the conference cup and was awarded half colours 08/2012 – 05/2014. Over 1000 hours fieldwork placement including: • New Zealand Kiwis - working closely alongside physiotherapists in treating the international athletes as part of a larger medical team (2013 Rugby League World Cup) • Hull Kingston Rovers (2013-2014) • Events: assisting BUPA at The Great North Run (2012 & 2013) and The British Allam Squash Open (2013 & 2014) • Various physiotherapy clinics in Hertfordshire and Yorkshire.
References - Available on request