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Wath ABC: Meet The Staff

Club Secretary,  Safeguarding and Welfare Officer:

Mary Coward

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Head Coach:

Darren Coward

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Mary Coward

Mary works as a Primary School Teacher, but also has a passion for fitness.

Her undergraduate degree was in Health Fitness and Leisure Studies, and Mary has found that the skills she developed on her degree course have helped her to become an outstanding teacher.

Mary's vision is that the club should be inclusive to all that wish to participate in boxing, and that everybody should be able to learn new skills in a friendly safe environment. Mary will work as the clubs Safeguarding and Welfare Officer. 


Professional Experience:

2015 - 2020: Primary School Teacher. Bishopthorpe Primary School, York. 

2012 - 2015: Primary School Teacher. Westerton Primary School. Leeds. 

2009 -2010: Special Needs Assistant. Mount Avril RC Secondary School. Goastown. Dublin. Ireland.

2007 - 2009: Swim Instructor, Gym Instructor. Fitness Class Instructor. Tralee Regional Sport and Leisure Complex. Tralee. County Kerry. Ireland. 




PGCE in Primary School Teaching.                   

BSc (Hon) Degree: Health Fitness & Leisure Studies.       

Diploma in Health, Fitness & Leisure Studies. 

Certificate in Adapted Physical Activity

Gym Instruction Qualification

England Boxing Level 1 Coach

First Aid in Work Qualification

Paediatric First Aider Qualification


Darren Coward

Darren has worked in education for the last 8 years teaching athletes and students the knowledge required to excel in sport. While doing the England Boxing Level 2 qualification, Darren realised that many coaches were excellent practitioners and could execute good technique, but lacked the necessary understanding of sport science to get their boxers to peak condition.  Darren envisaged a platform where coaches can share their knowledge and experiences, while developing their own understanding of the sport through learning off each other, hence the website.


Professional Experience:

2012 - 2018:  Lecturer: BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise Science and Health, and BA (Hons) Personal Training.

Bishop Burton College. University of Hull.

2011 - 2012:  Strength and Conditioning Coach. York St John University.

2011 - 2012: Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach. Sheffield Wednesday FC.



MSc Strength and Conditioning

BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Studies

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Diploma Education and Teaching 

REPs (L3) Personal Trainer

REPs (L3) Advanced Instructor

REPs (L3) Weight Management

REPs (L3) Sports Massage

REPs (L3) Thump Advanced Boxing Instructor

England Boxing Level II Coach

ABA Boxing Tutor


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