BPS SPORTS

At BPS Sports we aim to provide sports coaching that all children can enjoy and improve from. We believe that enjoyment is the most important thing for children in order for them progress and want to achieve their potential. We want to provide opportunities for children of all ages and abilities by ensuring our sessions, sports and activities are suitable for all. We have developed our own coaching ethos for all clubs so all our coaches are working towards the same goal which ensures the children receive a well rounded sporting education. We want to make sure we teach children more than just sports, we want to teach them life skills. Respect, friendship, compassion, following rules and helping others are all at the heart of what we teach children and this allows them to grow and develop as individuals. 

We offer a range of services at BPS Sports; football club, gymnastics clubs, 1:1 specific skill training and holiday sports camps. Our clubs run weekly during term time and more information about these clubs can be found at the bottom of the page. Our holiday sports camps run during every school holiday and involve children taking part in a wide range of sports and activities through out the day. We work with children from ages 4-11 and are located in the Bushmead area of Luton. All our sessions take place at Bushmead Primary School.


Meet the team


Head Coaches

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Lee Padgett - Director & Head Coach

Lee is a co-founder of BPS Sports and set the company up with the goal of providing opportunities for children to be more active. Lee has always made sure that BPS Sports provides opportunities to all children to be active and play the sports they love. He has been coaching in schools for 5 years across Luton and gained his Level 1 Football Coaching badge at aged only 16. He now has his Level 2 with a view to gaining further football qualifications in the near future. Lee also has a degree in Sports Science and coaching giving him experience in all aspects of sport. Lee Coaches at all BPS Clubs and Camps. He has experience in coaching a wide range of sports which he has picked up in his 10 years as a coach. He specialises in football and gymnastics having qualification to teach both sports.

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Daisy Copas - Director & Head Coach

Daisy is a co-founder of BPS Sports. She wanted to provide opportunities for children to take part in sports they love. Daisy is in charge of the creative side of BPS Sports such as the website and advertising. She works hard on finding ways to show people what goes on at BPS Sports such as holiday club videos or photos at clubs. Her own sporting career took place mainly in primary and high school. Daisy participated in Netball and Dance at school and uses those experiences to help the children at our clubs. Daisy Specialises in working 1:1 with children and helping them to complete more difficult skills and progress in their chosen sport. Daisy coaches at gymnastics club and works with the younger children at the club to help them improve. She also coaches during our holiday camps doing sports such as hockey and dance. 


Coaches

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Phoebe Copas - Coach

Phoebe is a year 11 student at Stopsley High School and was previously a student at Bushmead Primary School. She is currently completing her coursework for her GCSE exams which she will take next summer. She has participated in extra curricular activities which include representing her school on various occasions in both primary and high school. For three years she played on the girls netball team as a goal shooter in countless tournaments and matches. Phoebe is also a young leader at brownies which has given her experience working with young children which will be vital for us at BPS Sports. Phoebe coaches at our gymnastics clubs and works 1:1 with the children to help them improve specific techniques. She also works at our Holiday Sports Camps and is developing her skills as a coach by leading sessions and working with some of our other coaches. 

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Jack Scott - Coach

Jack begun his playing career for Bushmead Rovers and Warden Hill Primary as a goalkeeper. He was picked up by Luton Schools and went on to join Stevenage before being released at the age of 16. Jack then went in to refereeing and has been hugely successful. He is now a level 4 ref and has taken control of games at Wembley stadium as well as games in Norway and Paris. Jack is part of the P.E. team at Bushmead Primary school with Lee and has been for the past 3 years. Jack coaches the foundation children at football club and thanks to his knowledge and enthusiasm they have made rapid progress. He also coaches at our holiday clubs and his experience in a wide range of sports is a huge asset to BPS Sports.

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Ryan Hilliard - Coach

Ryan's Sporting Career began at Crawley Green at the age of 9 as well as playing for his school. During his time at Bramingham Primary he was picked up by Luton Schools where he was developed as a goalkeeper. Ryan played for a number of youth teams before joining Barton Rovers and then moving onto Arlesey Town where at the age of 17 he is the 2nd keeper. Ryan is currently at Oaklands college studying level 3 BTEC sports coaching & development. At college he also represents St Albans Football Academy. Ryan coaches with BPS on a Saturday morning at Football Club. He works with our KS1 children as well as doing goalkeeper training with our older children. He is now coaching at our holiday camps and is very quickly becoming a vital part of the team. 

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Ibby Baig - Coach

 

As a youngster Ibby mainly played cricket. Playing in his spare time as well as at school. He is passionate about a lot of different sports and has his level 1 in football and handball. He also has a level 2 in multi skills. Ibby is one of our most experienced coaches and has great knowledge in a wide range of sports.  This range of sports is a huge asset to us at BPS and we were able to utilise Ibbys experience at our Summer Camps. Like Ryan he coaches at our Football Club on a Saturday morning working with all age groups. His experience is clear to see with the organisation and child involvement in all sessions. 

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Aaron Gould - Coach

 

When he was younger Aaron's main sport was Karate. He competed for the England National Squad and won UK, USA and World titles. He also played football during his school life and still as a adult but has continued with his martial arts also trying his hand at MMA. Aaron has been part of the P.E. team at Bushmead for the past 6 years giving him vast experience in a wide range of sports. He has completed his apprenticeship with Bushmead and a Level 5 P.E. leaders certificate.  Aaron specialises in Netball and karate as a coach. Aaron coaches at our Sports Camps and his knowledge at experience are a huge asset for us allowing us to include different sports at our camps


Volunteers

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We currently have 2 volunteers at BPS Sports. Toby and Conor help out at our holiday camps and our various clubs. They are doing this to build up their coaching hours of cadets and D of E respectively. They are vital parts of our team and work incredibly hard to make sure that the children have the best experience possible with us. We owe them a huge thank you for all their work and dedication to BPS Sports. 

Young Leaders

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At BPS Sports we have 4 young leaders; Charlotte, Isobel, Harrison and Amrita. They help us out at our Sports Camps by working with the coaches and the children. They will help the children to take part in the sports and games, help them during lunches and break time and just play with them. They also work with our coaches gaining experience in leading sessions and helping them to set up sports for the children. They are a vital asset to BPS Sports and they greatly enhance the experience of the children attending our camps as well as making the coaches lives much easier.