A Sporting Hand is a leading sports provider based in the South East of England. Formed in 2014 by Ben Marshall and Paul Gibbons, the company has been built around the knowledge and experience of both directors, as well as maintaining excellent customer service since day 1.

The company ethos is to inspire and educate others to reach their sporting goals. This is achieved through 3 key elements to A Sporting Hand's structure:

  • Education - E-Learning | CPD | PPA | Extracurricular Clubs
  • Management - Facility Management | Bookings Management
  • Community - Birthdays | Holiday Clubs | Coaching | Fitness

In the early years of A Sporting Hand the emphasis was to inspire youngsters into sport in local communities. Whilst this is still an aim of A Sporting Hand, the focus is also on improving sport with education (nurseries & primary schools). This is through a combination of E-Learning for primary school teachers who have to teach PE, CPD teacher training days and offering a PPA service.

A Sporting Hand now offers a management service for facilities and sports professionals across the South East. This is in the form of Facility Management and Bookings Management. Both of which utilise our website and innovation to improve the bookings process for facilities and individuals.


Ben Marshall

Ben completed a PE degree at the University of Bedford and has used this knowledge to steer A Sporting Hand, especially in the education sector. E-Learning & CPD is Ben's specialism, using previous experience and a wealth of contacts in the PE industry.

Paul Gibbons

Paul has over 10 years of sports coaching in schools and local communities. He is also the fitness expert at A Sporting Hand, passing on his experience of being a Personal Training Leader in the Royal Air Force, as well as having qualifications in Boxercise, Fitness and Strength & Conditioning.