"SEEING A YOUNG PERSON MATURE AND DEVELOP AS THEY GAIN THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE ON THERE JOURNEY TO BECOMING A SPORTS COACH IS WHY I
DO IT"

Shane Claridge

MY STORY: Shane Claridge

I have been working in sport professionally for 10 years and have always been amazed at the power and impact that sport can have in an individual’s life. This led to my working in conjunction with Bristol Rugby on its all parliamentary award winning intervention programmes, with the aim of reducing permanent exclusions from school and increased engagement with education by teaching the values, ethos and skills of Rugby union. After a further spell working with children with severe S.E.B.D (special education behaviour difficulties) I am convinced that early and appropriate mentoring which combines a mentee centred approach and a holistic vision can reduce and even reverse a negative lifestyle and be turned into a positive future.

It is well understood that the quality of the mentor and the match of the mentor to the mentee is vitally important so I am very proud to be providing the training within Impact Mentoring that is striving to be the first mentoring organisation that has fully qualified level 3 staff.The positive relationships that are built do not stop at the end of the mentoring, as the young people are then referred to the hugely successful Coachmakers programme, that works very closely with Impact Mentoring. This allows mentor and mentee to maintain contact, helping the mentee access training and employment opportunities in a very supportive way.

 

SPORTING HERO: Payton Manning

As a quarter back Payton is a leader, a role model and inspiration to his team mates. He has to make quick decisions based on the info in front of him under massive pressure from some of the most physical athletes in the world. His communication skills are amazing and his team mates describe him as a coach and a mentor on the field. Now at 38 he is still putting up great passing figures and is respected by everyone involved in the NFL. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Level 2 Rugby Union
Level 2 Volleyball
SAQ Instructor  

SPORTING TEAMS HONOURS & AWARDS:

North Bristol RFC
Aretians RFC
Bristol Dockers Aussie Rules
Great Britain Aussie Rules 

EXPERIENCE:

Lecture at Radstock Uni 
Old Bristolians RUFC Coach
Head of Gifted and Talented Sports Programme 

GET TO KNOW ME A LITTLE BETTER: 

FACT:

Played Rugby on my wedding day

TRAVEL:

Australia, Spain, France, Greece, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal

MY HIGHLIGHTS: Shane Claridge

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