I am highly motivated and progress-focused with a long-standing background in the school sports industry. With a track record of initiative and dependability in managing and leading sports teams and departments, I have introduced and implemented strategic initiatives like the Long-Term Athlete Development philosophy. I am equally proficient in leading and driving a high-performance programme.
Throughout the course of my career, I have learned much about sports management operations and leadership. I am a capable and consistent problem-solver skilled at prioritizing and managing projects with proficiency.
My educational background has given me a solid understanding of the joys and sorrows of working with young people. I enjoy interactions with them on the sports field and in class, as it provides me with special opportunities to act as mentor and apply good values. I am progressive minded and in tune with the latest trends in my field of sports management and leadership. I have proven to be effective and collaborative with strong teamwork talents. I enjoy collective brainstorming sessions which allow me to coordinate activities to achieve goals.
Please take a moment to review my attached resume and credentials. The thread that holds my CV together is my passion for growth and gaining knowledge through experience.
I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you regarding my candidacy.
Former Director of Sport
Johannesburg, South Africa
Experience in a variety of fields from education, marketing and sports coaching. Looking to further my career within the sports and leisure industry; focusing on sports coaching. Current level 2 hockey & cricket coach with an experience of working within nationally acclaimed clubs within the Midlands and the North. All documentation is also in place (First Aid, DBS, Safeguarding and Public Liability Insurance).
My name is Andrew Thompson; I am a qualified physical education teacher. I was born and raised in the UK, completing my GCSE's and A level's before progressing onto Manchester Metropolitan University to study sports coaching and development. After taking a year away from my studies to work in a school, I completed my teaching certificate in physical education at Wolverhampton University.
My teaching career began at Madeley Academy, where I was the lead physical education teacher for students aged 16-18 years old. My educational journey has moved me to teach in Beijing, China. I have over 15 years of experience in schools with diverse expertise in shaping students' lifetime success with physical education and curriculum activities. I have held positions as head of department, grade level leader, assistant activities and athletics director and director of activities and sport. During my free time, my passions are sport and my family.
A passionate and dedicated Physical Education practitioner with 10 years’ teaching experience, always focusing on both the development of ‘Fundamental Motor Skills’ and on the importance of having fun in PE lessons to encourage a lifelong participation in physical activity.