Begin2Sports was founded by sports coaching scientist and Commonwealth athlete Addy Mumunie. Born in Nigeria, sports came into her life through the necessity of running to school and back every day. However, it grew into her first love, achieving a regional level by the age of 12-13 and going on to represent Nigeria at Commonwealth/National level.
Raising her family in Southwest London, sport and particularly athletics, were the bedrock of her life, raising her three daughters to also include sports into their life. One enjoys recreational sports, and the other two daughters compete as professional athletes at National and International level for England and GB. Coach Addy trained in Sport Coaching Science at St Mary’s University Twickenham. She went on to set up this community interest group (Begin2Sports) in 2017, with the goal to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds through sport and the 7 fundamental key principles of athletics.
Coach Addy’s motivation for this project, came from her own humble beginnings. Challenged by Dyslexia, a misunderstood condition in the 1970’s, studying was very difficult. It was an unsupported experience and consequently personal progress was severely inhibited. It was then that she realised that taking part in sports, offered her the freedom, confidence, self-esteem, and self-expression that she needed to help overcome these challenges. Inspiring others to discover the benefits of sport in their lives was the spark that inspired Begin2Sports.
At the heart of the group’s purpose is increasing sports participation in the community.
We aim to provide individuals at a higher risk of sports deprivation in the London borough of Wandsworth, access to low-cost physical activity & fitness services. Uniquely, we also offer a blended physical and cognitive programme, known as Dysletics and GymLetics, designed specifically for those living with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
Who we are
- We are a community focused organisation, that provide sports-based coaching built on values of OPENNESS, EMPOWERMENT, AND NUTURING.
- We aim to create a safe space for EVERYONE of any ability to experience new and exciting physical activities and sports.
- Our primary audience are children however we also have adult-based programmes as well as we aim to be as inclusive as possible.
- We speak simply. We present information clearly to our participants making sure that they take away the key information needed. Less is more.
- We explain sports terminology in a language everyone can understand, focusing on the physical benefits.
- We are always Warm, Welcoming and Encouraging!
- We make contacting Begin2Sports easy and convenient.
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Why Choose Us
Our specialist programs use Biomechanics, physiology and psychological testing, concepts and dimensions to deliver a sophisticated type of physical activity. The Athletics, DysLetics and GymLetics courses use the philosophy and principle of athletics, gymnasium and gymnastics ethics to create athleticism, stimulation, and fun for all ages Our intervention helps stimulate and enhance physical fitness, general wellbeing, cognitive skills, health, and self-expression while developing social skills, boosting confidence and self-esteem. It also helps maintain a functional, healthy body, and improves musculoskeletal and enriched cardiovascular fitness. Most of all it helps in minimising the rate and risk of cardiovascular disease.
At the Begin2Sports Group we have a sport coaching scientist, a nutritionist, qualified England athletic coaches, and specific sports Specialists working with us to make a positive input towards health and well being in local communities and to British sport.
Our goal is to achieve this by delivering the awareness and benefits of physical activities through sports programs for children and adults with any ability. We aim to use a diverse coaching style to deliver our activities, while also, teaching lifestyle and lifeskills through sport
Our specialist coaches also provide one to one or group activities for those who struggle with dyslexic and dyspraxia.
How We Can Help You
We provide specialist and fundamental health and well-being programs to all who are willing to take part. Our main clients include primary and secondary school children, sports clubs, and the Neuro-diverse community. We also provide services for adults. Some examples of the activities that we provide are Athletics, Gym-Letics, and Mini-Tennis etc. Along with physical teaching, Begin2Sport offers nutrition and healthy eating classes, introduction to gym classes, personal fitness training, mentoring, life skills and life coaching, particularly for those who have neuro-diverse learning such as dyslexia. Our specialist services include: Social Services and The Elderly-physical mobility therapy.
See The Difference
At Begin2Sports group our main mission is to minimise sedentary activity and to provide fun, stimulating physical activities to every child, teen, and adult within the community. By promoting a healthy life-style, we hope you can pick up life skills through exercise whilst contributing towards the popularity of British sport.