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My name is Ben and I am the Founder of Excel Sports Academy. I started Excel while in my final year at Loughborough University back in 1996. Excel has grown in size since then but we rest on our core principles of fun, safety and learning. Most parents hear about us from word of mouth as we plough all our advertising into paying for staff, equipment and facilities making sure we have the best camp with the best coaches and that everyone has fun.
I will see you on Monday morning at camp to make sure everything is as it should be. If you need to contact me you can use either our email or camp mobile 07970 514514; firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Colin Macpherson and I am the Lead Practitioner and Camp Manager at Excel Sports Academy. My original degree was in Sports Coaching and Development before moving on to complete a BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science then a PGD in Physical Education. I have been teaching for 8 years and have gained experience teaching a variety of age groups and additional support needs pupils. I have also been working at Excel for the last 8 years and have developed strong relationships with the Excel staff and the St Georges School Staff. My main sporting activity was Kayaking where I competed with the British team, I also enjoy Skiing, Mountain Biking, Badminton and Basketball.
My name is Elizabeth and I am the Client Manager at Excel Sports Academy.
I will be your primary contact for bookings and if you have any questions about the Camps. I have two teenagers, who have been involved with sports camps in the past, so I know how important it is for your children to be happy and enjoy themselves whilst they are at Excel Sports Academy. Please contact me by email or mobile 07970 514514; email@example.com.
All our coaches are qualified to at least a UK Coaching Certificate Level 1 standard although many coaches are qualified to a higher standard. The vast majority of coaches will be first aid qualified and will be completing some form of further study in sport, e.g. Sports Coaching or PE Teaching. The coaches will also have a variety of previous coaching experience. While the coaches are there to make sure all the children are having fun, learning new sports skills and making friends they are also responsible for making sure the children are participating in a safe and age appropriate activities.
All our assistant coaches will have a high standard of sports participation and a desire to develop their coaching skills further. Many of these staff will be 1st or 2nd year undergraduate PE Teachers or Sports Coaches and will have first aid qualifications. Their role will be to help the coaches facilitate safe, fun and enjoyable sports activities for the children.
Packed week or day, options of activities, exercise and play, for children between 5 and 15 years.
Day of activities runs from 9am-5pm. Drop off from 8am, pickup till 6pm available free of charge.
Team of highly qualified instructors and specialised instructors.
All staff Disclosure Scotland checked. We are registered with the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (formally Care Commission) to ensure the highest possible care at camp.
Bring: snacks, a very large packed lunch, an extra jumper or jacket in cooler weather, a hat or cap and sun cream in hot weather, a refillable bottle to top up on fluids and loads of energy and a big, BIG smile!
"I love Excel, I’ve been loads of times"
Peter D, 15
"The coaches helped me get a lot better at football, can’t wait to show my friends!"
John S, 10
"Excellent opportunity for children to be active, learn new sports and activities, all whilst making new friends and having fun."
J Vd Merwe, Jan 2017
"This is the only holiday club my 2 boys have genuinely loved. A week is never enough!"
Judith P, Jan 2017
"Simply the best camp my child has ever been to"
Mrs B, Parent
"Great camp, great coaches, my daughters loved it. really good opportunities and excellent for building confidence and self esteem. thank you so much."
"My daughter attended canoeing, something she had never done before. The coaches helped her gain her confidence and she thoroughly enjoyed it."
"I made lots of new friends and look forward to seeing them again next time"
Jenny W, 14
"All the staff at St. George's Excel camp were FANTASTIC, caring, welcoming and fun...an instant professional and well organised feel. My daughter had so much fun... We will be back again."
"My daughter had a wonderful time and made great friends"