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MNR Coaching have an ongoing commitment to establishing links with professional sports clubs to enable us to recommend the very best athletes from our coaching clubs to go on and receive further specialist sports training.

Badminton England – The Racket Pack
MNR Coaching have partnered up with Badminton England in a bid to get more children across Berkshire interested in playing the sport. MNR Coaching will be delivering inspiring Badminton sessions designed to improve skills and keep participants engaged.
MNR Coaching are excited to be the official Coach Mentors for Badminton England’s new Primary age program The Racket Pack which has been designed to deliver fun and engaging skill-based sessions, ensuring a positive first experience of badminton. The programme aims to teach children the correct badminton skills regardless of their learning environment, be it at a school, club or leisure centre. As a result, The Racket Pack can be delivered:
In Curriculum time, meeting the national curriculum requirements
Extracurricular, after school club
In a local club or community setting
MNR Coaching will be engaging with Primary schools in the county of Berkshire to deliver the Badminton England Primary School programme. Coaches are Racket Pack qualified and come armed with The Racket Pack equipment and Lesson plans, which have been designed to make the delivery of Badminton at schools’ fun, engaging and easy, as well as adaptable, meaning any hurdles regarding the amount of space available won’t be a problem!
This partnership between MNR Coaching and Badminton England means we will be able to provide the following for School across Berkshire:
Coach Mentoring programmes – allowing us to work with teachers and utilise The Racket Packet resource to ensure sustainability of badminton in Schools year after year.
Offer CPD workshop opportunities – so both teachers and coaches from the area can see first-hand the benefits of delivering The Racket Pack.
Discounted equipment used throughout the programme.
Festival opportunities given to Schools and School Sports Networks across the county.
Are you excited about the prospect of The Racket Pack at your school from October 2018?
For more information, get in touch with Nathan Baker (MNR Coaching) 07572 398 161
For further details of The Racket Pack please visit the Badminton England website

Peppard Cricket Club
Peppard Cricket Club is based in South Oxfordshire and is a great place for local junior cricketers to develop. MNR Coaching are pleased to offer a pathway from Cricket sessions in P.E. to a competitive cricket club at Peppard. Working very closely together, we ensure all Cricket Coaching at Peppard and MNR coaching is delivered to the highest quality to enhance cricket performance!
If you would like to hear more about this club pathway, please contact either:
Michael Chard (MNR Coaching) on 07827296114 or
Andy Watts (Peppard C.C.) on 07500102121 or
visit the Peppard Cricket Club website

Redingensians Rugby Club
MNR Coaching is delighted to announce a partnership with top local rugby club Redingensians R.C. Redingensians, who play in the fourth tier of the national rugby system, have a successful and hardworking coaching setup who aim to make the junior section as successful as they can be.
The club caters for children of mixed ability from the ages of 6-18 and with the fantastic facilities available to them the club are able to offer coaching each week to children looking to improve their rugby.
MNR Coaching will be working with Redingensians to both ensure our school tag rugby sessions are delivered to the highest standard possible and to provide the opportunity to any children wanting to further their skills in a club environment with the best possible guidance.
Should any schools wish to test their rugby teams against specific age groups from Redingensians in a friendly but competitive environment we are pleased to announce that this is also an option.
Should you have any enquiries about the club either as a player or school teacher please contact either:
•   Michael Chard – MNR Director: 07827296114
•   John Raspin – Redingensians player and coach: 07977934343

Cold Ash Girls and Boys FC
Cold Ash Girls and Boys Football Club is a pathway club that MNR Coaching are very happy to have linked with them. Based in Cold Ash, the club’s philosophy involves helping the local community as well as playing football. With taster sessions running for 4-6 year olds and football teams from under 7’s to under 15’s, boys and girls can enjoy playing football at Cold Ash F.C. throughout their childhood!
Training at Cold Ash F.C. is held at various locations on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings each week in Newbury.
For more information, please contact:
Liam Dixon (MNR Coaching) on 07469963387, or
Simon Lamb (Cold Ash FC Club Secretary) by phone 07557288614 or email at or visit the Cold Ash F.C website.

Tadley Tigers RFC
MNR coaching are delighted to have a club pathway in place with Tadley Tigers R.F.C. The rugby club was founded in 1986, and have developed into a fantastic base for children to play rugby. Tigers have senior, colt, junior, midi and mini teams, so MNR coaching are more than happy to offer a pathway in rugby that gives children the chance to play rugby at five years of age, all the way until senior level, with the best possible guidance!
Training times are:
Sundays at 9:00am for Mini/Midi (Age U6 to U12) training.
Sundays at 11:00am for Junior (Age U13 to U16) training.
If you interested in Tadley Tigers R.F.C. please contact either:
Liam Dixon (MNR Coaching) on 07469963387 or
Jon Hunt (Tadley Tigers Mini Midi Chairman) on 07768131011 or
visit the Tadley Rigers R.F.C website.

Thatcham and Newbury Town Ladies and Girls F.C.
We at MNR Coaching firmly believe in giving the opportunity of playing football to all children, both boys and girls. Thatcham and Newbury Town Ladies and Girls F.C. provide a great base for girls to play football in West Berkshire. Accommodating over 120 girls in 11 different age groups (under 7’s up to senior level), MNR coaching are thrilled to have a club pathway in place with Thatcham and Newbury Girls F.C.!
For more information, please contact either:
Liam Dixon (MNR Coaching) on 07469963387 or
Nick Lemin (Football Development Officer at Thatcham and Newbury Town Girls F.C.) by phone on 07796274541 or email at Alternatively, visit the Thatcham and Newbury Town Ladies and Girls F.C. website for more details.

Sulhamstead and Ufton CC
If you are looking for an established and friendly junior section at a cricket club, those in West Berkshire need to look no further than Sulhamstead and Ufton Cricket Club. MNR Coaching are very pleased to offer pupils we coach the opportunity to develop their cricketing skills outside of school at Sulhamstead and Ufton C.C.
Recently forming an ‘ECB All-Stars’ section with the help of MNR Coaching, aspiring cricketers can train at Sulhamstead and Ufton Cricket Club:
Saturday 12, 19, 26 May and 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 10:00am-11:00am (All-Stars)
Under 9’s and under 11’s: Monday Evenings 18:00-19:30.
If you have any questions, or would like more information about S.U.C.C, please contact:
Liam Dixon (MNR Coaching) on 07469963387 or
Sarah Mercer (Colts Co-ordinator) by phone 07540 924471 or email at or
Bill Macdonald (Club Chairman ) by phone 07851 869619 or email at

Team Kennet
MNR Coaching are overjoyed to say we have a club pathway agreement in place with Team Kennet Athletics and Triathlon Club. Catering for all levels of ability in all areas of athletics and triathlon for 30 years, Team Kennet has a very well established junior section from all children aged 7 and above. Running Quadkids competitions for schools in West Berkshire, Team Kennet is a very good place for young athletes to develop outside of MNR Coaching sessions!
Training Sessions at Team Kennet vary on your age and discipline in athletics, find the right training session for you!
For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with:
Liam Dixon (MNR Coaching) on 07469963387, or
Nick Bull (Team Kennet Chairperson and School Liaison) on 0163531338. Alternatively, all information can be found on the Team Kennet website.

Calcot Park Golf Club
Boasting a highly acclaimed junior section, Calcot Park Golf Club is a fantastic place for children aged 5 and above to start, stay and succeed in golf. Under the guidance of a PGA Assistant Professional (Lewis Bird), MNR Coaching and Calcot Park Golf Club aim to develop children’s golfing ability outside MNR Coaching’s ‘Tri-Golf’ sessions! Located in the Thames Valley area (10 mins from J12, M4), Calcot Park is a fantastic golf club for juniors to start their golfing journey!
Training will be held at Calcot Park Golf Club, with times depending on age:
5-10-year olds can arrive any time between 9:00am-10:00am
11-18 year old sessions taking place between 10:00am and 11:00am
Coaching will be charged at £5 for members of Calcot Park, and £7.50 for non-members.
For more information about C.P.G.C, please contact:
Michael Chard (MNR Coaching) by phone 07827296114 or email, or
Lewis Bird can be contacted by phone 07787432493 or email

Future Club Patways
MNR Coaching continue to seek new club pathways for all children, coming soon:
Hungerford CC
and Tennis Clubs…

Get in touch

Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will get back to you.

    Contact us

    Michael Chard
    Phone: 07827 296114

    Nathan Baker
    Phone: 07572 398161