how it started
How it started
Clubs for Schools was founded by Cambridge graduates Michael Ledzion and Matthew Wells in 2016.
Michael and Matthew have been friends since University and have bonded over a mutual love of mountain biking and scuba diving.
Michael has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in and about schools. He currently runs Sports for Schools (a Social Enterprise that bring Olympic athletes into primary schools to inspire children), he’s a governor of a secondary school and a dad to two daughters. He realised that after school clubs can be a real admin headache for schools. But most of all, he wanted to find a way to provide more lower cost clubs led by better qualified & better paid coaches. His great idea was a ‘hub for clubs’: for schools, parents and coaches to run all their clubs in a single place, at no cost to the school.
Matthew has almost 30 years experience as a software professional and has the skills to put Michael’s vision into practice. Under his guidance we have developed an amazingly simple tool for managing all aspects of extra-curricular school clubs, which each day saves people vast amounts of time.
Callum Kearns manages the day to day running of the business. Callum loves football and is an avid Arsenal fan. Before Clubs for Schools, Callum signed as a professional footballer when he was 17, but was injured out of the sport 2 years later. He has spent the past 10 years delivering sessions and managing sports lessons & clubs in primary schools. Callum is passionate about getting children into a life-long love of sport and helping other coaches achieve their potential.