Holiday Courses

Adult Disability Provision

Coach Education Courses

Football

The centre is aimed at providing high quality coaching, that players could expect in professional academies that will be focussed on improving players who are currently playing for local grassroots teams.

Holiday Courses

Paces run holiday courses throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire to allow parents to continue their working day’s throughout half term and longer school holidays.

We provide high quality football, multi sports and dance days to support children becoming physically active within those periods.

News

This will be updated weekly with blogs, vlogs, so you can keep up-to-date with what PACES are up to this week!

Schools

PACES is a sports coaching company who thrive on delivering a high-quality service in primary schools. Our packages are designed to support and enhance the delivery of school sport, physical education and physical activity within the primary school environment. Our expert, full time staff form strong relationships with schools based on reliability, trust and accountability. We offer comprehensive evidence-based reports ensuring schools can clearly understand the impact that PACES staff have made through their professional delivery at the school. New for 2019-20 is our PE class profile tool. This provides the class teachers great opportunities to assess individuals and the whole class using the National Curriculum for PE as a guide.

Meet the team

  • Jamie Pitman

    Director

    After completing the last few years as a Lead Phase Coach in a professional academy and The FA as a 5-11 year old specialist coach, Jamie has gained vast amounts of experience and qualifications in coaching and developing children and adults through sport over a number of years.

    Jamie has a Management Diploma, UEFA ‘A’ Licence qualification and has completed the FA Advanced Youth Award, Modules 1, 2 and 3 whilst working on the England Foundation Phase DNA research group to support the development of coaches and players. Through his development Jamie has also been able to gain qualifications in delivering Physical Education in schools to support the National Curriculum.

  • Jim McGettrick

    Director

    Having played football at a non league level and progressing onto working for The FA for ten years in various roles. Jim is a licensed FA level 3 coach and a licensed FA affiliate tutor.

    Whilst working at the FA Jim has built many links with the local sporting community. Jim is extremely knowledgeable in curriculum physical education delivery having been part of a national education group within The FA, and is keen to bring this knowledge and expertise to PACES. Jim is experienced in developing schemes of work with National Governing Bodies that stand up to OFSTED standards.

  • Sophie Featherstone

    Movement Coach

    Sophie has a first class degree in PE and sport as well holding Level 2 qualifications in Gymnastics and Multi-Sports. Currently working towards her level 4 dance teaching qualifications.

    Her experience lies in teaching dance in school and community settings as well as gymnastics in a rhythmic and preschool club.

    What she most enjoys about her job and coaching for PACES is how she gets to deliver in many different settings. She loves teaching new groups as it keeps her coaching fresh and she gets to share her passion for dance with students.

  • Tom Mason

    Team Leader

    Tom has held various roles within Football, recently working for the Football Association as a 5-11 year old specialist coach and completing an apprenticeship with the Herefordshire FA.

    Tom has completed a number of industry qualifications with the FA and looks forward to completing his L3 UEFA B and Mentor having completed the FA Youth Awards whilst also being qualified to deliver Dodgeball and Multi Skills.

    He enjoys working for PACES because it allows him to work with many different people and support them in reaching their full potential through sport.

  • Tom Bullock

    Sports Coach

    In Tom’s 7-year journey of coaching, he has gained a 2:1 BSC Sports coaching degree from UWE, worked at the University in a mentorship programme for younger students offering support in theory and practical parts of their degree. He has also worked out in America for 6 months coaching within an an academy.

    Now with PACES Tom enjoys the freshness of coaching in the performance centre to multi-skills within schools. Being able to give a mass variety of children the chance to improve/develop & learn from sport is huge, especially for those who may not get those chances outside of school.

  • Cory Rudd

    Sports Coach

    Cory has been with PACES in a full time capacity since 2018. He is a UEFA B licensed football coach, and enjoys working in the player performance centre environment. Cory also delivers multi-sport sessions within school and enjoys being able to break down skills for children to learn.

    Cory enjoys working for PACES due to the support and guidance he receives from the other PACES staff and the focus of professional development.