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 2 key elements to A Sporting Hand's structure:

  • Education - PE Lessons | PPA | Extracurricular Clubs
  • Community - Birthdays | Holiday Clubs | Football 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 within education settings (nurseries & primary schools). This is through a combination of curricular and extracurricular activities to promote sport within these education settings. Our Physical Activity Professionals can deliver one off PPA cover or deliver long term PE solutions at schools across the region.

Our community programme continues to thrive, as we coach hundreds of participants weekly through our football and fitness community sessions. We also offer birthday parties, 1-2-1 football coaching and school holiday clubs through our community service.

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.