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Meet Our Team: Martin in Development
19 June 2019

Meet Our Team: Martin in Development

It’s no secret that the Coacha team has been expanding over the last few years. From talented bunches of people working remotely across the UK, to our dedicated team who are based at Coacha HQ in the Cotswolds. We’ve needed to expand our team to satisfy the demand for Coacha and it’s a very exciting time indeed!

With teams working on V2.5, V3, the iOS app and Support, we’ve recently been recruiting for the perfect fit to fill the gap in our development team. They needed to have the right skills and also just the right character to fit our perfectly formed team. After a lengthy recruitment process, we’re excited to finally introduce the newest member to the Coacha team, Martin!

Join us as we get to know Martin a little more.


The Important Stuff


Tea or Coffee? Tea… and it’s got to be strong!

How do you take your tea? A drop of milk and a sugar… although if I’m not trying to be good... 2 sugars. 😉

What did you want to be when you were younger?: I really wanted to be an Astronaut because I loved the solar system so much. But sadly there were no opportunities if you were based in the UK.

An interesting fact about you?: I don’t consider myself as very ‘interesting’, but I worked in hospitality for a while before I decided to re-focus my career on something I really enjoyed. And that’s how I ended up here. Also, my wife is from Poland and we often travel over to visit her family.

Favourite music?: I enjoy classic Pop/Dance.


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Personal/Education


Where is your hometown?: I grew up in the Leckford Estate (Winchester). We moved to Worcestershire later on and I’ve been here ever since!

Do you have any hobbies?: I’m a big football fan (specifically Bristol City), I see around 10 games per season. Plus I love a nice walk.

Your favourite place to get away?: I just love relaxing in the Garden. Or getting away to Krakow (Poland) where my wife is from! It’s a beautiful city which was not destroyed by the Russians or Germans during the war, so there’s lots of culture to explore. Plus its fairly cheap… 😉

Are you interested in sport yourself?: I played Table Tennis in front of England Scouts years and years ago now! I love the football and support the mighty robins (Bristol City).
 

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The very important stuff


Do you have any interesting job history?: I worked in Hospitality for 10 years before deciding to head into development. Although I enjoyed it, I love what I’m doing now.

Where did you train?: I’m actually just starting my last year at University of Gloucestershire studying Cyber Security BSc. I have an Extended Diploma level 3 in Computer Programming at Evesham College and Diploma in Management and Leadership in Hospitality. It’s fair to say I’ve been busy over the last few years!

Why did you initially want to get on board with Coacha?: For the chance to work with a progressing organisation who care about their users and are involved in providing software that helps sports coaches with admin and GDPR tasks.

What’s the best thing about working in your line of work?: Being able to use the skills I've developed and am very passionate about.

What’s your favourite part of your job?: Seeing objects come alive on the screen. It makes the work very satisfying.

Ambitions for the future: To continue learning and improving my skills, hopefully getting a 1st Class degree 😊 fingers crossed!

Testimonials

Taylor James

Taylor James

Sep 25, 2018

Always do their best to help sports clubs save time, money and do more things that they enjoy.

Kelly Loughlin

Kelly Loughlin

Sep 25, 2018

An amazing service, has saved me hours and hours of admin. Easy way to take payments and safely store athlete details. Such a huge weight off my shoulders!

Marley Hughes

Marley Hughes

Sep 6, 2018

Couldn't run my swimming classes without it now. The team are just great, really helpful, will always help you out. The system is really reliable - I tried a lot of different pieces of software and none matched Coacha for price and features. Thanks guys. x

Kim Readman

Kim Readman

Nov 7, 2018

Great software, still very much a work in progress, but fantastic so far and the customer service is absolutely first rate :)

Jess Mortimer

Jess Mortimer

Oct 1, 2018

We have just started using Coacha this season and honestly it is one of the best decisions I have made this year! I used to spend hours on admin, chasing people for payments, taking cash & cheques to the bank and then checking to make sure the payments had actually gone into our account. Now I no longer have to write out invoices or handle cash and Coacha wil... l do the chasing for payments for me - which is amazing! Whenever I have any questions I get straight on the phone and their amazing team have either got the problem solved in seconds, or they get back to me as soon as they can with a solution. I cannot recommended this software and the support team enough. Thank you from one happy and less stressed Cheerleading coach!  read more

Katie Dignan

Katie Dignan

Sep 25, 2018

Amazing software that has helped our club so much!

Nick Phillips-Holt

Nick Phillips-Holt

Jul 27, 2018

Coacha is superb. I run a shooting range in Gloucestershire and it helps me keep on top of my admin. Helpful support. Very good software that they should charge more for!

Alice BK Robinson

Alice BK Robinson

Jan 22, 2019

Brilliant service, saved us so much time in the office meaning we can spend more time actually coaching!! 100% recommend!

Brooke Hockley

Brooke Hockley

Sep 26, 2018

Before heading into our second season as a club and doubling in size we were very apprehensive about the administration aspect. I am so grateful to have come across coacha as it has made my life seamless in terms of the membership process among other factors such as data protection. We have also set up a stripe account to collect our monthly fees and I am very ex... cited about this as it is going to completely eliminate the tiresome process of chasing people. The report section of coacha is also really handy to be able to track who has set up their subscription. Taylor & the coacha team’s response time to feedback is excellent and I have been very impressed with the service so far. Coacha is revolutionising the way we work and they are doing a fantastic job!  read more

Molly Jewitt

Molly Jewitt

Jan 8, 2019

The Coacha software has made managing our swim school so much easier! So simple and straight forward to use and saves hours of admin work.
No more chasing people for payments getting half cash half bank transfers or having to think who paid what, everything is sorted out with a click of a button! Highly recommend, great software!

Taylor James

Taylor James

Sep 25, 2018

Always do their best to help sports clubs save time, money and do more things that they enjoy.

Kelly Loughlin

Kelly Loughlin

Sep 25, 2018

An amazing service, has saved me hours and hours of admin. Easy way to take payments and safely store athlete details. Such a huge weight off my shoulders!

Marley Hughes

Marley Hughes

Sep 6, 2018

Couldn't run my swimming classes without it now. The team are just great, really helpful, will always help you out. The system is really reliable - I tried a lot of different pieces of software and none matched Coacha for price and features. Thanks guys. x

Kim Readman

Kim Readman

Nov 7, 2018

Great software, still very much a work in progress, but fantastic so far and the customer service is absolutely first rate :)

Jess Mortimer

Jess Mortimer

Oct 1, 2018

We have just started using Coacha this season and honestly it is one of the best decisions I have made this year! I used to spend hours on admin, chasing people for payments, taking cash & cheques to the bank and then checking to make sure the payments had actually gone into our account. Now I no longer have to write out invoices or handle cash and Coacha wil... l do the chasing for payments for me - which is amazing! Whenever I have any questions I get straight on the phone and their amazing team have either got the problem solved in seconds, or they get back to me as soon as they can with a solution. I cannot recommended this software and the support team enough. Thank you from one happy and less stressed Cheerleading coach!  read more

Katie Dignan

Katie Dignan

Sep 25, 2018

Amazing software that has helped our club so much!




‘Coacha revolutionised my program administration and saves me time and money.’

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