About - Progressive Sports

Your First Choice for Sport and Physical Activity


Whatever your child’s ability or interests, we will help them explore all that sport has to offer

Why should you choose

We are experts in supporting schools and communities to inspire and encourage children to be physically active.

We’re proud to say that we have supported hundreds of schools over the years to realise their visions for their PE & school sport. We listen to the needs of our customers and find the best solutions to help them. Whether they are looking at giving children more opportunities to experience a wider breadth of activities or their looking for professional development for their staff – whatever it might be we can certainly help.

We get children active in our community. Our work is not just limited to the work we do with schools we have a range of activities for children to participate in outside of school. Whether this is an evening gymnastics session or holiday course activities. We here to encourage children to be physical active in the communities we serve.

Over the last 12 years, we have played our part by working with hundreds of schools and are responsible for getting over 75,000 children active every week. We are clear on what are role is and how we can best serve our customers to ensure children in our care lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

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  • We only employ the very best people. With a strict selection process. Extensive training and support. Plus, a deep understanding on what primary schools require. They integrate straight away into your school.
  • Experienced and qualified staff. All staff hold NGB qualifications and national minimum standards to work in primary schools. DBS checked, and first aid trained.
  • We quality control everything. We have staff in place to monitor all the services we provide to ensure they meet our customers standards. Regular feedback will be provided to senior leaders in schools on staff performance. If staff changes need to be made we will act quickly and come to a quick solution.
  • PE Scheme of Work. We have our own lesson planning and also a partnership with IPEP to ensure schools have access to the very best lesson plans, assessments and ways to track pupils progress.
  • Breadth and depth with over 20 sports. We’ve always provided ourselves on the diverse range of activities that we can provide. Giving children the opportunities to try new things is important – helping them to discover ways they enjoy being active.
  • Founding partner of UKActive. The UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector working with local and national partners to develop a policy-driven, practical approach to increasing accessibility and providing more opportunities for children and young people to be physically active.
  • We are at the forefront of the market. We’re always evolving with our customers changing needs. Innovating new products. Partnering with other companies. Finding ways that we can improve with a clear objective of being able to inspire more children to be active.


The first ten years of a child’s life are game-changing in creating a lifelong commitment to physical activity. The case for promoting and encouraging a lifestyle that includes physical activity is unquestionable, and as a nation, the steady decline of an active lifestyle in our young people is inexcusable. Clearly, everyone has a role to play; schools, parents, communities, government and companies like ourselves; it’s one we are committed to and take very seriously.

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These are the standards that all our staff and franchisees live by.



I value the SAFETY and welfare of children above all else through effective behaviour management and following correct safeguarding and company procedures.



I take PRIDE in the work I do acting with the utmost integrity, trust, honesty and passion. I'm proud to be part of a team and understand how I fit into the company's long-term vision.



I CARE for the customer by going above and beyond expectations and becoming irreplaceable as a result.



I PERFORM my role to inspire, engage, empower and encourage children to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.


The Progressive Sports team is made up of a group of people that are passionate about inspiring and encouraging children to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
We have franchisees that are dotted throughout the UK and a workforce of hundreds of coaches working in schools and communities.

The Head Office management team is:

Eddie Ray

Founder & Managing Director

I am proud to say that I founded Progressive Sports back in 2006. My role within the company is to create the vision for how the business will evolve moving forward. Looking at strategies and partnerships that help us stand out from our competitors and stay at the forefront of the sports education market in the UK.

Adam Shakesheave

General Manager

I work closely with Eddie and ensure that we’re delivering our planned business objectives by leading and managing key people in the business. I also work closely with some of our key customers ensuring that we continue to meet not only their needs but all our customers.

Tom Hatton

Head of Operations

I head up our Franchise unit in South Staffordshire and deal with day-to-day runnings of the biggest franchise in our network. I also support franchisees with training and recruitment for their staff.

Shaun Rashid

Franchise Manager

My role within the company is to support existing franchisees with all their needs and to deal with franchise enquiries. I also, from time to time, get involved our Head Office’s own Franchise units.


“The PPA Cover is excellent value for money and most importantly provides exert coaching for our children!”

Marie Smith Headteacher at Etching Hill Primary

“I’m currently doing an apprenticeship with Progressive Sports and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have found management very helpful and supportive. I’m getting great exposure to experienced staff and I’m a lot more confident and skilled at my job now. I’d recommend Progressive Sports for an apprenticeship without a doubt.”

Josh Howship Apprentice

“The best thing we have done this year is invest in SUPERCOACH, it’s been an invaluable resource for our school, enabling us to effectively target Ofsted’s five key indicators for improvement… we’re raising the profile of PE, fitness, health, and wellbeing across the whole school and I couldn’t imagine providing such an effective PE provision on my own.”

Ellie Thomson PE coordinator at Chancel Primary

“My 7 year old has ADHD and ODD and has done a combination of days between Alrewas & Etching Hill Schools. He has had an amazing time with great coaches – special thanks to Dean & Sean – we’ll see you again for the next camps! Highly recommended!”

Melanie Johnson-Martin Parent of child attending one of our Holiday Courses

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