Sports Day

Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 1.30pm – 5.30pm
AFC Wimbledon

Tired of boring corporate away days or stuffy charity gala dinners? Come and join “the best team building event you can ask for” (according to our teams from 2023)!

Coach Core’s Sports Day returns in 2024 – an inclusive, action-packed and (most importantly) fun afternoon that allows you and your colleagues:

  • To connect and share a laugh via our tailored sports games on a professional football club pitch where every person counts!
  • To be coached by our graduate apprentices and celebrity supporters!
  • To meet with peers and network in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
  • To share included post event drinks and street food in the on-site ‘Off the Horns’ bar.
  • The chance to be crowned champions!

To get a feel for our amazing event, please check out the 2023 highlights video and photos.

All this for just under £175pp (teams of 8)!  What better way to support our work than by immersing yourself in this fun, networking event that sees you rub shoulders with the stars and our apprentice superstars alike!

Please see below for further details…

Sports Day is sponsored by

Call for Sponsorship

Looking for new ways to demonstrate your ESG commitments? As a Sports Day sponsor you will provide young people with opportunities, and help create healthy and active communities. In return, we’ll help you drive brand awareness, promote a positive brand image, give you an opportunity to connect with your clients and bring your staff members together.

What to Expect

  • Arrive at the players entrance
  • Change in the team dressing rooms and grab a photo as you walk out of the tunnel.
  • After the opening speeches we are straight into the round robin competition!
  • 8x fun, competitive stations and every team competes on each station – you choose the players!
  • Up to 30 teams of 8 people
  • A chance to mix with celebrities and Coach Core apprentices who will show you want to do and capture your scores.
  • Plenty of time to grab a drink at pitch-side, chat and enjoy the view from the stands!
  • When the final horn sounds, it’s time to change and head for street food and drinks (included in your team entry).
  • Winners announced and prizes given out.

Sack Race

Tennis Challenge

Football Target

Frisbee Challenge

Skipping Rope Challenge

Bean Bag Toss

Egg and Spoon Race

Mystery activity

Celebrity Coaches

At each activity station, your team will be greeted and cheered on by some well-known sporting personalities

Jo Pavey

Jo has been ranked European number one on numerous occasions at various distances between 2004 & 2014 and has also ranked in the world’s top 3 in 2004 & 2007. Jo is the oldest European Champion in history and the only British runner to have competed in five Olympic Games. She set the European Record 2 miles indoors 2004, Commonwealth Record 3000m indoors 2004 & 2007. Jo also holds a number of masters world records including 5000m, 10000m and 10 miles.

Jo’s book, This Mum Runs, was shortlisted for the Cross Sports National Book Awards – autobiography of the year.

Vassos Alexander

Vassos is a British sports reporter, presenter, author and endurance runner. He is currently the sports presenter of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio. Alexander hosts the Parkrun podcast, he is a motivational speaker and serves as an ambassador for the young person’s charity SkillForce. He has also worked on Radio 5 Live as a presenter, reported and commentated on BBC Television, Channel 4, BT Sport and Eurosport. He has reported on six Olympic Games for BBC Sport and has commentated on tennis, golf, diving and darts.

Scott Hann MBE

Scott is an English gymnastics coach, currently serving as the Director of Coaching for the South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon, Essex. Most notably, he has coached 2012 Olympian, 2016 double Olympic Champion, and World Champion Max Whitlock (his brother-in-law), and World Medalist and Olympic team member Brinn Bevan, Jamaican team member Reiss Beckford and 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist Amy Tinkler.Hann was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to gymnastics.

Rosie Tapner

After gracing the front cover of Vogue at the age of 16, Rosie worked as a top model for 10 years before turning her attentions to TV presenting in the equestrian sphere, where her real passion lies. She has presented in the UK for some of the biggest names including Sky Sports Racing, Ascot, Goodwood, Cheltenham and Aintree, as well as abroad in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. She also be presented the main stage at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Epsom Racecourse attended by HM The Queen, and the Breeders Cup in Kentucky.

Heather Fisher

‘Fish’ is a former rugby player and bobsledder, motivational speaker, LGBT advocate and media personality with her own BBC radio podcast. Rugby highlights include competing in five Rugby World Cups and winning in 2014, winning four Six Nations, medalling at the Commonwealth Games and representing Team GB in the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Since retiring as an athlete, she has become an accomplished motivational speaker, MC and event host, and has taken on a number of TV and radio opportunities including Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins and Go Hard or Go Home.


Seapeekay (CPK) aka Callum Knight is a world record breaking gamer, best known for Minecraft, and a content creator for esports team Misfits Gaming.

He has nearly 700k followers on YouTube, and streams daily to thousands of viewers. A mental health advocate, Callum is also a firm believer in the higher power of the gaming community to support one another’s well-being. Previous partnerships include some of the world’s biggest tech brands such as Sony and Microsoft.

Meet the Apprentices

Your team will be joined by some of our amazing apprentices and graduates like James, Gabi, Zain or Rebecca.


James is a Level 3 apprentice at England Boxing. He came to the UK aged 9 as a refugee from the Congo. James got in trouble aged 17 and ended up in prison, which is where he heard about boxing programmes. He wants to help his community and give something back, helping kids going down a similar path to his.


Gabi Reid is a member of our England Boxing programme that started in 2022. She is a coach with a strong commitment to inclusivity; she co-creates and adapts activities to enable participants with varying needs to participate and reach their goals. Gabi recently won UK Coaching’s Young Coach of the Year!


Zain is a graduate from Birmingham, where he worked across a number of different programmes, including HAF, mentoring in secondary schools and delivering a youth-led youth club. He has recently changed jobs and is now Community Engagement Officer for the OCF, Central Heart Community Foundation.


Rebecca struggled academically at school and just wanted a career in the sport she loved. She found the Coach Core apprenticeship in London and is now employed at Lords, where she is working towards getting more women and girls into cricket, by coaching female-identifying groups, particularly in schools during their influential years.

On the day

The venue


AFC Wimbledon
Cherry Red Records Stadium
Plough Lane
London, SW17 0NR

How to get there:

By public transport:

The stadium is well served by public transport links, with Earlsfield Station (trains to Waterloo and the South West), Haydons Road (Thameslink and Southern trains to the South Coast, Central London and Hertfordshire) and Tooting Broadway (Tube Northern Line) all within walking distance.

A number of bus services run along Garratt Lane between Earlsfield and Tooting Broadway, while the 493 bus runs from Wimbledon Station (Tube District Line, Tram, South Western Railway and Thameslink) directly outside Plough Lane Stadium.

By car: there is limited amount of parking, available on a first come, first served basis.


2:00pmActivities Start
5:00pmTrophy Presentation


Meet the teams who are taking part in Coach Core’s Sports Day 2024!

Sponsored by

Coach Core Sports Day 2024 is sponsored by:

The Sporting Club – a business network with permanent venues for sports lovers. It offers access to fabulous venues, great member benefits, amazing sports events, and a matching service that will grow your business and network. Find out more.

LMAX Group – a global financial technology company and the leading independent operator of multiple institutional execution venues for FX and digital assets trading. With offices in 9 countries and a global client base, the Group builds and runs its own high performance, ultra-low latency exchange infrastructure. Our mission is to create a level playing field for all participants in the world’s biggest financial markets, through transparent, precise and consistent execution, based on robust trading technology. We are committed to developing and supporting our talent, providing an excellent service for our clients and doing best by the environment and our communities. Find out more.

About Coach Core

Coach Core is an employment and education charity that uses the long-term power of sport and apprenticeships to change the lives of young adults across the UK who traditionally experience barriers, discrimination and lack of opportunities. 

Here’s the model:

  • We put disadvantaged young people on the path to a career with passion and purpose, getting them into employment and education at the same time.
  • The organisations that employ Coach Core apprentices get a passionate and diverse young workforce capable of making change in communities in which they’ll work, because they’re from them.
  • The community gets an increase in sport and activity provision – with proven physical and mental health benefits – from positive role models for the next generation.

Coach Core began as a programme at The Royal Foundation in 2012, as part of the legacy of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was shaped by seeing the devastation of the 2011 London riots and the Centre for Social Justice’s report that looked at how best to harness the power of sport to transform the lives of young people. What began as a single pilot programme has grown to an independent charity working in 19 sites across the UK and over 900 apprentices through the last 12 years.


Find out more about Coach Core at: and get in touch via: [email protected].


Thank you to our partners who donated time and resources to support this event: