Talent Coaches

Meet the Coaches

Good players need talent but they also need great coaches. We are very happy to be able to introduce you to the squad coaches who will be taking the players through the 2023 playing season.

Each of the coaches are qualified and chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm and motivational skills. We anticipate that the players will respond brilliantly to these eager, hard working leaders. Through the season they will be using the skills from their coaching qualifications to encourage every player to perform to the best of their ability and to increase their confidence and to deliver skills and tactics training to enhance the team performance.

Here are the ambassadors for our sport:

  • Coaches


    Occupation: Secondary school PE teacher/ trampolining/ gymnastic coach/ tutor

    Coaching Achievements: Taking the students to the National school Competition and coming second. Coaching students at school from Year 7-13

    Playing Experience: Played at school, went on to play for local team in Hull. Then have started up our own mixed league in Birmingham this Year

    Other interests: Tutoring Gymnastics/ Trampolining for British gymnastics, Running a gymnastics/ trampolining club – Bouncing Stars

    Image of Melissa Mumford, rounders coach in a rounders england tshirt.


     Occupation: Logistics Manager at Carpenter Goodwin Ltd

     Coaching Achievements: I have obtained my UKCC Level 1. I   also regularly coach Luctonians junior rounders squad and   umpire rounders at intermediate level

     Playing Experience: I have 20 years playing experience and play for two different teams, No Balls and Orleton in local leagues. I represented England as part of the Senior Squad

    Other interests: I play and umpire netball in three different leagues and I also love horse riding


     Occupation: Office Manager

     Coaching Achievements: UKCC Level 2 Coach / Level 3 Umpire

     Playing Experience: Play for Low Moor Lakers Rounders Club in West Yorkshire

     Other interests: Dog walking / Reading / Badminton


     Occupation: Business Manager

     Coaching Achievements: Level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding

    Other interests: Running around lots of sporting fixtures for  my two children



     Occupation: Senior Finance & Lease Administrator

     Coaching achievements: Qualified UKCC Level 2. Coach for   Halifax Rounders Club Senior and Junior squads (4yrs)

     Playing Experience: Player at Halifax Rounders Club (4yrs)

     Other interests: Outside of rounders I enjoy travelling, being in the great outdoors but also love a good baking day at home!


    Occupation: Educator

    Coaching Achievements: Develops Women and Girls in Sports. Manages two teams which have entered the 2023 outdoor League. Member of the Rounders England Regional Hub

    Playing Experience: Introduced to Rounders in Year 5. Selected to play for school teams as well as Tournaments. Joined BatGirls Rounders Club in 2018, after a long break from Rounders. Current teams and affiliations:
    *Batley Ninjas Rounders Club  *Rounders England Talent Squad  *Ready Steady Active League  *West Yorkshire Rounders League

    Interests: Being a mum. Family. Then in a nutshell, food and sports. To elaborate further; favourite food – mum’s. Plays Softball and Hardball Cricket. Runs when shins allow

    Image of Siddeequah Azmi, rounders coach in a rounders england tshirt. SIDDEEQUAH AZMI

    Occupation: Research and Innovation Development Manager at the University of Leeds. Currently working in the Global Research team, as their World University Network Coordinator, building strategic international research partnerships for the institute.

    Coaching Achievements: UKCC L2 Rounders Coach. Also a National Coach and a Tutor for Rounders England. Started my coaching journey in 2017 with BatGirls Rounders Club, a community sports club which I captain and co-manage.

    Playing Experience: Reintroduced to rounders through Ready Steady Active (RSA) and has been playing for BatGirls Rounders Club ever since its inception in 2017. Currently also playing in the West Yorkshire Rounders League and representing England as part of the 2023 Senior Talent Squad.

    Other interests: Loves all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and will even find a way to bring it into everything!

    Also passionate about equality, diversion, inclusion and equity; especially championing this in youth development, progression to Higher Education, and in Rounders!

    Chloe Barrett

    Occupation: Physical Education Teacher

    Coaching Achievements: Regional Talent Coach for Rounders England, previously a Regional Talent Coach for Birmingham City Ladies Football Club

    Playing Experience: I first started playing in the Malvern and Worcester Rounders League in 2006 for Smart Ladies and am currently in my 17th season with them! I have now been part of the England talent squad since 2019

    Other interests: I have two young children and a dog who like to keep me on my toes, the eldest already showing a keen interest in every sport possible! But whilst I’m not mum, I also like to get out and play netball or go for a run (usually only when I set myself stupid goals, like running a 100k in May!).

  • Talent Workforce


    Colin Allen, Head of Talent Pathway





    Janet Roundell, Talent Event Co-ordinator




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You don’t need to be a skilled player to be a great coach. An enthusiasm for teaching and a passion for the game are much more important.

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