Target Sports Coaching Ltd
Target Sports Coaching Ltd are a private, family run children's multisports coaching Company based in Surrey, that offer a variety of sports services within the community including; local school clubs, holiday courses, birthday parties, charity events and a renowned Saturday football coaching academy. The Company is directed and managed by Michael Branch & his wife Abigail Fogg.
Worked for the last 20 years in the coaching industry experiencing various aspects of the job, before deciding to set up his own Company.
Michael participated in all sports at school and enjoyed the competition and challenges that learning a new skill created. He remembers the immense feeling of 'belonging' it gave you and mostly the huge amount of fun! He eventually became part of many school sports teams including football, cricket, rugby, swimming & athletics, as well as representing his Borough, county and south east England at Football.
At 16, he became the Assistant Manager of a Sunday Youth Football Team and realised his passion for coaching. He gained his sports coaching qualifications & badges, and was employed by Fulham Football Club as a 'Community Coach', before becoming 'Director of Coaching' at another private Company.
Michael's coaching style and ability was frequently commented on by teachers and parents alike. They noticed his natural capability of being able to command and gain the respect of a group, and managing to get them to learn, whilst they still had fun! This had a positive and profound effect on many children's overall behaviour.
Michael visited Kenya in 2006 and undertook a football coaching position for a charity called 'Footsteps' (see 'Target Charity' tab for the full trip diary) where he visited a developing school and devised coaching sessions for the children; helped them create their very own Tournament; as well as encourage and train some of their teachers.
He currently coaches at Primary Schools 5 days a week for Target Sports Coaching and manages all other coaching aspects of the business.
Studied P.E as a GCSE and an A' Level at Coombe Girl's School which involved areas such as; Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, and Practical Coaching Assessments. She was a keen gymnast and attended gymnastics club every week for 5 years where she was asked to help coach the younger pupils. Abigail participated in many school sports teams, such as netball & athletics and took part in borough sports competitions.
She has worked as a Private Nutrition Consultant for parents since graduating from Roehampton University in 2003, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honors (Upper Division) in Nutrition & Health. Modules included; Child Psychology & Behaviour, Health Promotion, and Principles of Human Nutrition.
Abigail is now Company Secretary & Director for Target Sports Coaching Ltd and is responsible for the day to day running of the business.
Our Personal Statement
"Target Sports Coaching was born out of our mutual love and passion for sport. The level of sports clubs available to us both when growing up and the obvious personal impact and lasting benefits it had, meant we had a shared belief that children should be provided an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports; as we ourselves were. Utilising the knowledge and experiences we have gained has ultimately allowed us to appreciate exactly what service is needed to fulfill our goal".