##Popular Children`s Coach Takes On A-Star Sports` Newest Franchise
Another ambitious young sports coach at A-Star Sports has taken the ultimate step and signed up for a franchise with the award-winning company.
Kyle Taylor, 24, who has worked in the sports industry for four years and has been developing and training children with A-Star Sports since 2011, is taking charge at the busy Northwich, Knutsford and Runcorn territory.
Taylor is the latest A-Star Sports employee to seize the chance of following his own destiny. Last year, young Scot Callum Pettigrew switched from coaching to being in charge at the thriving franchise of East and West Dunbartonshire.
Taylor is now living his dream not only of pursuing his passion for sport as a full-time career but also bringing top quality, multi-sports coaching for children as young as two and up to 10 years old across Cheshire.
Taylor, who worked in retail before taking up sport as a vocation, said: Sport was my favourite subject throughout school. It had a positive impact on my health, well-being and confidence.
It was only when I reached my twenties and found myself working in what was for me an uninspiring role in retail that I began to seriously look at turning my spare time hobby into a career.
Taylor said that a friend of the family introduced him to Gary and Sharon Bassett, co-founders of A-Star Sports. He began to take part in some structured multi-sports classes, saw how rewarding it is to work with children and was offered a coaching post.
He continued: Becoming a franchisee is the most logical step for me. I’ve seen first-hand how successful A-Star Sports franchises can be and the positive progression towards being a business owner and a creator of local jobs is a challenge that really inspires me.Despite the current economic climate, business for Taylor is good. The Chester team, of which he currently is part and which will continue to be his franchise neighbour, has more than 60 weekly classes, 12 weeks of holiday clubs and more than 250 parties every year.
Taylor concluded: Families have expressed a high level of interest in my new area, are supporting me in sourcing a growing number of venues and I’ve already delivered dozens of parties there. I really believe that parents will always invest in high quality activities for their children.
A-Star Sports is designed to make sport fun and accessible for children, and its peer-reviewed programme includes weekly classes, parties and holiday club places, as well as regular sessions in nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools, which are attracting thousands of attendees per week.
A-Star Sports franchisees are offered a full training package to get them started and ongoing coaching and business-orientated support, including help with finance, marketing, general management, health and safety, HR and the benefit of a regularly reviewed coaching programme.
The company has signed up GB hockey star and Olympic bronze medallist Helen Richardson and six nations England Lions dodgeball champ Alex Harrison as ambassadors who will meet and inspire the children who come to the firm`s classes and holiday clubs.