Rachel Cocking

CEO of Atorro Sports, Lead Coach at Branford ADC for Team Bath, Head of Performance Netball at Bournemouth University.   Also, a trained Tennis Schools Tutor and Mentor, She Rallies Ambassador for Dorset and Babolat Ambassador.

Qualification; L4 Tennis Coach; L2 Netball Coach; L2 Multi-skills Coach; L1 Football Coach; L1 Swimming Instructor.

Rachel developed Atorro Sports after creating strong links with local schools and wanted to support schools with their delivery of PE.  Are passion is getting people especially girls and women to play sport, at any level and ability.

Rachel has also taken her Youth Mental First Aid Course in 2022 and has a diploma in Leadership and Management.

Rhiannon Downton

Head Coach Hoops Netball Club

I was first introduced to netball at school when I was 9, it quickly became my favourite sport. I joined a local club, played at county level and continued to play at university too. On leaving uni, I moved away from home, so I joined a local netball club to meet people, as well as play the sport I love. 15 years on, and many relocations later, I have found netball to be the one consistent thing in my life! Every time I’ve moved, I’ve joined a team! 
 
Coaching has been quite a recent development for me and unlike most of the team, isn’t my main job; I run my own floristry business when not on the netball court. I took my Level 1 qualification about 4 years ago and joined Atorro soon after. I have since qualified as a Walking Netball Host and C Award Umpire, and am also soon to complete my Level 2 coaching qualification.

Samantha Sim

Netball Coach

Qualification; L1 Netball Coach

As a competitive player in my school years, netball was put on the back burner while I worked abroad in my late teens and early twenties…

My coaching path has been very organic in the sense that while keen to get involved and help out… I didn’t set out to be coach. I have a full time job, running my own printing business.

However in 2019 it was time for my daughter to begin her love affair with Netball, becoming one of the first members of Christchurch Netball Club. Loitering around the court entrance while Ivy trained… Coaching was like a calling!

I rapidly went from picking up loose balls, and helping with registration, to assisting in sessions, qualifying as a level 1 coach and now soon to be level 2!

In the middle of all of this, I also discovered a passion within a passion!

The game itself is never short of players but it seems that the umpires who control the game are in short supply…

I quickly worked through the officiating pathway to achieve my C award in the summer of 2023, and also began my journey as an England Netball accredited Officiating Mentor.

Being awarded the Ray Marsh Umpiring Award in September 2023 at Bournemouth Netball Association annual awards for “attributes to grass-roots umpiring” was an incredibly surreal and humbling experience.

Natasha Sloan – Perrett

Operations Manager

I joined Atorro Sports in July 2022, having come from a background in office management, team management, administration, HR and PA roles. At Atorro Sports, I am fulfilling the role of Operations Manager, whereby I look after all aspects of the monthly subscription plans and payg bookings on our classforkids booking system for tennis and netball juniors and adults, along with administration of our holiday clubs and the after school clubs we offer, whilst ensuring our master database is kept up-to-date. I provide logistical support at trials and deal with England Netball membership status for the teams and of course deal with all incoming email queries.

If there is anything I can be of assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact me at office@atorrosports.com.

 

Ashley Smith

Consultant Tennis Coach and Leadership Expert

 

Qualification; L3 Tennis Coach

Heidi Skirrow

HR Consultant – Skora Ltd

After time in the environmental, healthcare and education sectors, Heidi worked with Carnival UK (P&O Cruises and Cunard) overseeing HR Strategy & Operations for the entire organisation – 17,500 employees across 60 labour markets.

Heidi brings that big business experience at an affordable price, to the SME sector.

​Check our Heidi’s Website here: www.skorahr.co.uk

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