Who we work with

About us

We provide coaching excellence in Physical Education to schools and the community, to create an environment where children can live a healthy and active lifestyle. Danny Thomas Coaching Academy is a leading physical activity and training provider, working with schools, local authorities, community groups, businesses and individuals across the region. We are based in Bournemouth, with a growing network of experienced physical education specialists located across the region.
We deliver high quality Physical Education and sport that upskills children to become physically literate and to achieve sustainability and continuous improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools so children of all abilities can live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Schools working with us will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

>  The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
>  The profile of PE and sport being raised across schools as a tool for whole school improvement.
>  Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
>  Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
>  Increased participation in competitive sport.

Our focus for children is:


The Danny Thomas Coaching Academy are now delivering our Teacher Support Mentoring Programme and Sports to over a thousand children every week.

"My aim is for children to achieve and be inspired" - Danny Thomas, Owner & Founder.

We deliver sports sessions in the local community, offering the chance for children to develop a basic understanding of sporting activities. It is my passion to increase teachers confidence and knowledge in teaching Physical Education and to achieve sustainability and continuous improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.


Our aim is for children to achieve and inspire. Our children learn fundamental skills in fun and enjoyable sessions. With our qualified Physical Education Specialists, children will develop their  skills whilst interacting and socialising in a healthy and safe environment.


We work closely with schools offering CPD (Teacher Support Mentoring Programme) after school clubs, lunchtime clubs, one to one coaching, multi-sports and reception clubs. Find out more about what we can offer your school here.

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Hannah Easthope – Turlin Moor Community School

I just wanted to say how impressed I have been with Scott Woodford, the coach that we have been working with in our school. He really has made a difference to sport provision. The teacher’s he has worked with are now so much more confident in delivering PE lessons and lunchtimes are so much more structured with less incidents.

Please can you pass on my thanks to him.

Kind regards,


Hannah Easthope
Deputy Headteacher
Turlin Moor Community School

Springdale First School

Thanks very much for the coaching this past term. The children so enjoy your lessons and the fun spin you put on the skills you are teaching. One child in particular who struggles to engage in lessons and finds academics challenging, shows a completely different side while doing outdoor games. He is fully engaged and motivated and it is wonderful to see him come alive through the active sports. Thank you for providing this platform for him to shine.

Many thanks

Mrs Oftebro

Springdale First School

Annie Marchment – Fordingbridge Infant School

Although I was not keen on P.E. from past experiences from when I was at school, when I took up a new position in my school and had to now teach P.E. to Year One children I was quite daunted!

The more weeks I spent with the team from Danny Thomas Coaching Academy supporting me to teach the children new skills and make P.E. fun, the more confident I have become. I had to plan and take the lesson fully this week – hockey – and I must say that I enjoyed it, the children were engaged, learnt new skills and thought it was great fun.

So,  thank you Danny Thomas Coaching Academy for making it a much better experience for myself and the children.

Annie Marchment


Fordingbridge Infant School

Lisa Martin

My son Harvey (age 6) asked me if he could join a football club this summer, after a lot of researching and lots of recommendations to join Danny Thomas Coaching Academy, I really couldn’t of decided on a better Academy for him to go to, he was very nervous/excited on the car journey over on his first day but he was made to feel so welcome, that when I picked him up he had the biggest smile on his face asking me if he was going again tomorrow and if he could everyday all day, knowing how much he is enjoying it and looking forward to the next time as soon as he has been picked up makes Danny Thomas Coaching Academy a VERY high recommendation by myself and Harvey. Big thanks to the team for all their hard work! ” 

Rachel Jacomb

My son Fletcher who is 6, loves attending the Danny Thomas Coaching Academy during the school holidays. He has made lots of new friends, improved his skills and confidence. Highly recommend!” Rachel Jacomb

Ali Webb

Absolutely fantastic, my son loved doing the football challenge at Amelias rainbow fun day as did everyone else, the look on his face when he won the medal and a trophy was a picture, so proud of himself. The Danny Thomas Coaching Academy are amazing.” Ali Webb