coachingHorsham District Sports Development employs a number of professional community coaches to deliver high quality, safe and enjoyable sport and active recreation sessions for client groups of diffferent ages, backgrounds and abilities. We have the expertise to deliver most mainstream and some less common sports/activities at community level.

The coaches are governing body qualified in their sport(s), have been checked at Enhanced level through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process and are appropriately experienced for the level and circumstances that they are deployed for.

Whilst our team of coaches (see table below) can be very busy servicing various community demands in leisure centres, schools and other organisations we do our best to meet additional hiring requests to support events, parties etc so contact Ian Ford to discuss any needs that you might have.

Additionally HDSD works with clubs, contractors and volunteers to support various projects, particularly for school sport requirements.

HDSD also employs a team of coaches, art practitioners and support workers to deliver its Reaching Higher project for the benefit of children and young people with disabilities.

Matt Beattie

Archery, Basketball, Football, Netball, Tag Rugby, Tennis

Fred Bridges

Badminton, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Stoolball, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby

Steve Denman

Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Rebounding, Football Rounders, Running, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Volleyball

Ian Ford

Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Trigolf, Hockey, Rugby, Running, Rounders, Squash, Stoolball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Dave Ingram


Sam Lyons

Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Mountain Biking, Football

Sean Overton

Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Tag Rugby

Michelle Peckham


Louis Power

Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Football, Hockey, Tag Rugby

Kimberly Roberts

Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Rebound Therapy, Rounders, Stoolball, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby

Nick Scott

Archery, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Rounders

Paul Taylor

Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Trigolf, Hockey, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tennis