Premier Sport Case Study - Dan Gyles

If ever there were a business partnership which perfectly fitted both parties, this is it.

Dan Gyles graduated this summer from the University of St Mark & St John University Plymouth, with a BA (Hons) Degree in Coaching and Physical Education. While at Plymouth, Dan balanced his studies with developing his coaching and leadership skills. The love of Rugby runs through Dan’s veins and this is easily demonstrated by Dan undertaking a long list of roles and activities including being Club captain of the University rugby team which gained promotion in his final season. Dan even had time to coach the University women’s rugby club, to put his Rugby level 2 coaching qualification to good use. His time at Plymouth was capped off by being awarded the prestigious accolade of Sport Development and coaching student of the year.

Oh, and did we mention he’ll be operating his Premier Sport territory in Twickenham, the home of English rugby.

When asked what his proudest achievement is, Dan responds without delay and with a smile on his face: “I played an instrumental part in planning and setting up of a junior community rugby club with the aid of a lottery grant of £10,000.”

It was through this community rugby programme that Dan was introduced to coaching in schools as part of their curriculum and after school physical activities.

As you can see Dan has a passion for Rugby and inspiring children through playing the game. He also has an entrepreneurial mindset, which no doubt comes from his father who runs a successful franchise business of his own. Dan’s overall passion and drive to run his own sports coaching business was confirmed after undertaking a series of job interviews where he came to the conclusion, he wanted to be in control of his career and could see a far brighter future being his own boss.

Dan first made contact with Premier in early spring this year to have an initial conversation and enquire about attending a Discovery Day. We’re now delighted to announce that Dan successfully completed the recruitment process this summer, impressing everyone at each stage.

To underline that this is a perfect match, Dan is launching his Premier business this month in Twickenham territory where coincidently the home of English rugby is located.

Welcome to the Premier team Dan and we can’t wait to see you achieve success.