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Inspired coaching by TEAM GB OLYMPIANS, world and european championship medallists

Why Choose Bright Star Sports

  • Designed and coached by Team GB Olympians, children thrive in our fun-filled, high-quality sessions.

  • We create an atmosphere that fosters a unique and inspirational learning environment by enriching our classes with the seven Olympic values.

  • Our classes and holiday coaching workshops have been designed by Team GB Olympians, all with first degrees in Sport Science and now enjoying successful professional careers in physiotherapy, teaching and performance sport development. Importantly they are also parents to children aged 8 and under.  

  • Our inclusive programme teaches and coaches children of all abilities age-appropriate FUNdamental gross motor skills that will form the building blocks of their future athletic and physical development.

  • As children progress through our programme they will learn more technical sport specific skills and knowledge, building confidence and competencies that will enable them to go on and take part in more sports in a wider environment.  

Our Values We Believe In

As Olympians the Olympic and Paralympic values have shaped our lives and we have lived by them both on and off the field of play. It is important to us that we bring to all our sessions the values of Olympism to act as a catalyst to inspire children towards excellence, respect for others and friendship, building their character and moral values. 

Meet The Team 

We are one team of Team GB Olympians and former international athletes who collectively as parents share a dedicated passion to increase the opportunities for young children to enjoy and engage in physical activity and reap the rewards of playing sport.  

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Donna Kellogg
BSc (Hons) MBE OLY

Donna is a fantastic sporting role model for all our Bright Star Sports children. She is a triple Olympian having represented Team GB at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games and a multiple world, Commonwealth and European championship medalist. Donna has loved her life in sport and hopes to inspire more young children to have fun, build their confidence and value the friendships they make whilst participating in sport and physical activity. She has coached all ages and abilities over the years having been involved with school programmes, holiday camps and coaching workshops. Donna's two young daughters enjoy trying out the latest content in our Bright Star Sport sessions and give Mum plenty of feedback!

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Natalie Barton
BSc (Hons) OLY

Natalie is a multi-talented sports woman having competed in many sports to a high level and represented Team GB at the 2004 Olympic Games. She is a former international badminton player with a career high ranking inside the world's top 5. Natalie is a highly-accomplished PE teacher, delivering a full curriculum of sports to children aged 3 to 18, from nursery to young adults. She ensures all Bright Star Sports workshops and classes create a supportive and fun environment where children can come and explore new sports, learn new skills and be inspired and encouraged to achieve their goals. With young and active twin girls Natalie can often be found trying to keep up at the local park run! 

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Sarah Chapman
MSc BSc (Hons) OLY

Sarah is another of our Team GB Olympic stars and competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She is a European championship medalist, won multiple international badminton tournaments during her sporting career and has worked for the last 15 years as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist treating both adults and children. Sarah ensures our Bright Star Sports programmes develop age-appropriate gross motor skills, build stability and progress the children's physical abilities whilst protecting their all-important physical and emotional development. Sarah has many years experience of coaching children badminton, supporting children to engage with physiotherapy rehab and is qualified to teach Pilates classes. Sarah has two lively young boys and is adept at channeling their energy into purposeful play!