This Wednesday the 10th of October we held our 4th annual Schools Football Competition, at The Armitage Centre Fallowfield. It was brilliantly attended with 12 teams from 8 different schools competing. Travelling from Dukinfield, Marple, Altrincham, Oldham as well as Longsight, Chorlton on Medlock, Didsbury & Levenshulme.


We’re always striving to improve here at Little Sports Coaching, whether it be our apprentices’ gaining qualifications whilst working, or our head coaches finding new and improved ways to develop children in all sports. The training doesn’t stop there, as our CEO, Craig Brennan, has recently completed The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme.

For many people, sporting activity can be a lifesaver. To what extent, is impossible to say but there is no doubt that playing or spectating can be more than simply an escape. It can prove to be beneficial to a person’s overall mental wellbeing.

Little Sports Coaching currently organises weekly Character Education Mentoring sessions within local primary schools across the North-West, with one of the aims being to support the mental well-being of young people.

Stamford Park were crowned the champions of the Little Sports Coaching Netball tournament at Levenshulme High School.



The typically Mancunian spring weather forced the tournament to be moved inside but that didn’t dampen the spirits of all those involved. The event, which was attended by 10 schools across Greater Manchester, was deemed a success by students and teachers alike.


Get to know the coach is back! We feel that it is important for parents to know a little bit about the coaches that the children come in contact with. This week, our focus is on our very own Liverpudlian, Eamon Buhalfaia!


We were at the Energy Box Levenshulme last week for the third Schools Competition of the year, Badminton!

Four schools attended, each bringing two teams of doubles, to compete in a round-robin group, 3 points for a win, 1 point for a loss.

To continue our programme of Schools Competitions we chose another sport which might not usually be found in the calendar, but one which our schools showed interest in, and which is popular amongst pupils.

Wednesday the 30th of November 2016 was the date to see who could get their name on the shield at this year’s Football Schools Competition. Plans were made difficult when the organised venue was flooded with less than a week to go, so we worked hard to avoid calling the day off and shifted to Stockport Academy. 11 teams from 7 schools attended, with a big congratulations to Greenbank Preparatory who came out top.



“We pride ourselves on the high standards we set and take Safe Guarding very seriously.  I feel it is important we highlight our policy in light of the recent events.  If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare or have been affected by the recent news please see the links below.”

Craig Brennan Chief Executive Officer

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Get to know the coach is a new weekly feature that we will be running here at Little Sports Coaching. We feel that it is important for parents to know a little bit about the coaches that the children come in contact with. This week, our focus is on our very own Spaniard, Juanma Mateo!


The first ever BMX Schools Competition was successfully organised on the 12th of October 2016 at The National Cycling Centre Platt Fields venue.

We had all 4 places filled by schools who attended with teams of 4 riders, and they all impressed coaches, teachers and parents, and had a fantastic time. Congratulations to all schools involved and each rider, and an even bigger congratulations to our winning school St Catherine's Primary, Didsbury.