Meet The Team

Our team of passionate, experienced and qualified PE specialists have been hand picked to deliver The Danny Thomas Coaching Academy's ethos ~ Our aim is that all children can achieve and continually be inspired. We believe that structured and fun sports coaching sessions will continually develop a young person's social skills and mental agility.

Danny Thomas
Director & Safeguarding Lead

My aim is for children to achieve and be inspired. Starting my coaching career as a Football Development Officer for a premier league football club and gaining my coaching qualifications, I established The Danny Thomas Coaching Academy in 2013.

My company deliver PE sessions to schools and the local community, offering the chance for children to develop a basic understanding of sporting activities. Our aim is to create an environment where children can live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Working with 1000's of children every month, we teach them fundamental physical education skills in fun and enjoyable sessions. With our qualified physical education specialists, children will develop social skills and fitness, whilst interacting with other children in a fun and safe environment.

We offer free taster sessions for schools, so you can see why we are leading the way in children's physical education. We would love to hear from you!  Get in touch HERE.

Maddy Frampton
Senior Physical Education Specialist & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

• NVQ Level 3 in Activity Leadership
• Level 3 in teaching P.E and school sport.
• Emergency First Aid at work (Level 3)
• Prevent online training course.
• Represented Dorset and Hampshire centre of excellence in football.
• Played football for Southampton FC
• Played for Reading FC as part of a scholarship.
• Represented Bournemouth schools at county athletics championships.

Joe Barnett
Physical Education Specialist

• Level 3 BTEC in Sport.
• Level 2 First Aid at work.
• Level 1 coaching Volleyball and Basketball.
• Played local grassroots football.

Callum Butler
Physical Education Specialist

• NVQ Level 1 in coaching football
• NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership
• Plays Semi professional football for Christchurch FC
• Level 1 Emergency Aid in sport

Michael Thompsett
Physical Education Specialist

• NVQ Level 1 in coaching football
• NVQ level 1 in coaching futsal
• One year placement in America coaching for a international coaching provider.
• Level 2 First Aid at work.

Zach Nelmes
Physical Education Specialist

• FA level 1 in football coaching
• FA level 2 in football coaching
• FA level 1 in talent identification
• FA level 1 psychology award
• Sports leaders level 1
• Sports leaders level 2
• REPs level 2 fitness instructing
• REPs level 3 personal training
• BTEC Level 3 Extended diploma in sport
• BSc (Hons) sports development & coaching sciences (4 year)

Connor Hull
Physical Education Specialist

• BTEC Level 3 National Extended
• Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Triple Distinction
• Sports Leadership levels 1 & 2
• FA Coaching levels 1 & 2
• FA Talent Identification level 1

Alex Butcher
Physical Education Specialist

• BSc Hons Degree in Secondary Education and Physical Education (10 years’ experience in high schools)
• FA Level 1 Football Coaching
• FA Level 1 Goalkeeping Coaching
• Qualified Teacher Status


We provide high quality physical education whilst promoting physical activity as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle for all children, no matter what level of ability.