Ignite Sports Coaching

A creative, stimulating, physical education and coaching provider based in York

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About Ignite Sports Coaching


Ignite was established in 2018 by James Shimmin, a Primary PE specialist, who has over 15 years of experience as a Freelance Sports Coach.  James found his love for coaching at the age of 16 whilst working as junior football coach for York City Football Club. After graduating from York St John University with an honours degree in Physical Education and Sports Coaching in 2013, his love for coaching took him to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Ghana.

James and the Ignite Sports coaching team aim to inspire children to have an active, healthy lifestyle and to gain a passion for life-long participation in activity.


With each day consisting of fun games, sports, skills and activities our clubs are well attended and are planned to fully engage children aged from 5 to 11 years of age.

Our Services

Ignite Sports Coaching offer a range of services including education, parties, holiday clubs and more.

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If you have any questions about our services or upcoming events, feel free to get in touch

A Recent


” My son has been to Ignite for the first time today and came home a very happy boy bursting with stories about his fun day. He can get quite anxious with new situations and I have always struggled to get him to go to holiday clubs in the past. He was nervous about going this morning but James was brilliant with him. He took the time to show him around and introduced him to another boy his age who had been the previous day which really put him at ease and he settled quickly. He is asking when he can go again he enjoyed it that much! Thank you Ignite. “

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Primary School Kids tAUGHT WEEKly

of calories burned every lesson by every child

Extra Curricular Clubs Weekly

Years Combined Sports Coaching Experience

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Location: York

Telephone: 07834415943