Schooled in Singapore at both TTS and UWCSEA, Paul is one of the founders of Get GungHo and a driving force behind realising our community focussed grassroots sport learning approaches.
Paul holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is a veteran of the sports marketing business. Paul has worked with IPR holders such as Nike, Reebok, Manchester United and the Australia National Football Team among other global sporting names, as well as on projects for SG50, The FIFA World Cup and the Melbourne Cup.
Paul's experience in the education industry, having served as a Director at one of Singapore’s longest established international schools, has meant he has designed and activated big picture strategies for the school and its communities. Nurturing and promoting community relations and providing platforms and opportunities for engagement and growth.
Paul has certification sanctioned by UEFA in Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport, Child-centred Coaching and Physical Literacy and Coaching Children. Furthermore, Paul holds certification in Inclusive Coaching as well as Child Protection and Safeguarding from Sport Integrity Australia.
An avid outdoorsman and Scuba Dive Control Specialist, Paul believes in creating strong community opportunities, instilling a love of life long learning and promoting his enthusiasm for invasion game sports. These attributes, in conjunction with his wealth of experience are brought to the Get GungHo leadership team.
Gerard is passionate about community building and engagement, his professional experience in the education industry has provided opportunities to grow his expertise in envisioning, creating and executing successful international school learning enrichment and activities programs.
Gerard holds a Masters in Creative Media and a Masters in Business Administration and beyond learning and sports, guitarist Gerard’s first and oldest passion is music. Originally starting his career in the Creative Media Industry, spending seven years as a lecturer and later on as a Head of Department at a Multimedia college.
During his teaching career, Gerard has delivered lessons and activities to various learners ranging from students from NorthLight School, Singapore Media Academy, Singapore Institute of Management and Temasek Polytechnic to name a few. Gerard brings his teaching and learning expertise and enrichment and activities operational expertise to the Get GungHo leadership team.
Gerard is also a fervent footballer, having played at school and club level in his younger days. Gerard holds UEFA sanctioned certification in Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport, Child-centred Coaching and Physical Literacy and Coaching Children.
Gerard's passion for learning, enrichment and the promotion of fun and healthy activities ensures that all stakeholders such as parents, students and partners leave with a feel good factor and come back for more. Gerard's beliefs in solid relationships and partnerships and his track record of delivering engaging and entertaining activities programmes with partners such as Resorts World Sentosa and the Mount Faber Group are key to the success of Get GungHo.
With foundations in the Incentive and Motivation industries, Bob played a key role in the promotion and marketing of the Music & Entertainment industry of the early 1970s with acts such as the Stranglers, Blondie, the Skids and the Clash amongst his diverse assortment of eclectic clients.
As fashions evolved so too did the focus of advertisers' spending. In recent years, Bob has worked on major campaigns for the Beer and Spirits industry, including brands such as SABMiller, Diageo and Grant's. These connections have developed alongside Bob's interests in the Sports industry, with special focus on sports brand advertising, partnerships with leading sports rights holders and the promotion of major sporting events.
Bob has been associated with various Business Chambers in Asia, including his position as lead for the British Chamber of Commerce on Singapore's International committee. Bob's roles involved successfully leading the BritCham's contribution for the European Business Association's transition to the Euro Chamber in Singapore.
With great pride and distinction, Bob was involved with the Singapore delegation of the London 2012 Olympics Committee to assist to secure the votes for London's successful bid campaign, which was conferred in Singapore in 2005
Bob's service to the community in Singapore extended to a twelve year role on the Board of Governors at leading British International School, Tanglin Trust School (TTS).
“Football has taught me discipline, values, teamwork & leadership.”
Coach Paul has carved out a career in professional football in the Singapore Premier League playing with teams such as Sembawang Rangers FC, SAF FC, Woodlands Wellington FC & Clementi Khalsa FC.
Since retiring from professional football, Paul has assumed the role of coach. Coaching both adults a children, Paul is equipped with the experience and skills essential to instil Leadership, Team Building, Passion, Patience, Positivity and Perseverance.
As an AFC licensed coach and Sports Singapore certified mentor, Paul aligns his technical skills with his values and principals that focus on good sportsmanship and holistic learning to help youths achieve their football goals.
Beyond football Paul is a (WSQ) ACTA certified trainer, coach and motivator and regularly conducts workplace team building and management courses.
Paul's experiences, both on and off the pitch are the foundations for his coaching style, imparting his knowledge and talents to future generations of recreational and potential professional soccer players.
"Just like life, to succeed in sports requires perseverance, hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. However, it is just as important to have fun doing it."
Coach Govi is a passionate and motivated soccer coach with half a decade of experience coaching in schools, communities and in initiatives that promote family bonding through football. He also serves as the Head Coach and Honorary Secretary at a football academy.
His coaching style is directed by the 3 P's - Passion, Perseverance, and Patience. He believes that in order to develop a lifelong love of sports as a lifestyle, begins with ensuring that all his sessions are fun and engaging.
Additionally, Coach Govi has excellent communication skills as well as a blend of technical and practical skills.
On top of his football credentials, Coach Govi's experience as an Army Officer has allowed him to develop and hone his leadership skills, discipline, and infectiously positive attitude to excel in everything he does. He is also an accomplished manager in the HVAC/ACMV where he plays a lead role in ensuring the success of any given project.
Govi's experiences, both on and off the pitch form the touchstone of his coaching style, where he inspires and imparts his knowledge to both recreational and future soccer stars.
Get GungHo Football Coach
Former Tampines Rovers soccer player, Coach Natalie has a wealth of experience in coaching and mentoring children of varying abilities. Coach Natalie creates a nurturing environment that supports her holistic approach to youth physical and behavioural development.
Natalie's holistic approach to supporting youth development helps children to build self-esteem through identifying their strengths and providing constructive, positive feedback that motivates and communicates where progress and improvements can be focussed.
Natalie's positive attitude and inclusive approach to coaching and mentoring is central to her individual relationship and team building approaches. This approach focusses on a child's or teams strengths and directs them towards realising their potential.
A true practitioner of giving back to the community, Coach Natalie providers her time and skills to a variety of organisations in Singapore including International Schools, The Autism Association and Salvation Army.
“Nothing can change you except yourself.
Get up and start to run, changes will automatically come finding you. If you do not make a move,
don’t expect life to come looking for you.”
Multiple SEA Games track and field Medal Winner and Dunhill Cup veteran, Coach Thanga is well known across the Singapore International School sector for football and athletics coaching.
An AFC, FIFA and FAS qualified football coach, Thanga believes in passing on his vast experience, knowledge, wisdom and skills to aspiring, young athletes who want to carve a niche for themselves in the sports arena.
Practicing and Promoting the 3Ds rule – Determination, Dedication and Discipline, Coach Thanga believes that consistent practice of these three traits will bring multiple benefits to one's life and learning journey.
A firm believer that goal setting is a crucial part in climbing the ladder of success. Coach Thanga's process promotes goal acquisition through a combination of short and long term goal setting. This process enables children to determine the specific time frame needed to achieve their objectives and ambitions.
“Before children can compete at the highest level, they must enjoy playing the game like a kid.”
Coach Isaac is a certified FAS grassroots soccer coach who is passionate about football and enjoys helping children hone their skills in the sport.
Skilled in engaging and inspiring our younger footballers, Isaac believes in making sessions fun and stimulating while creating a mastery climate where every child learns at their own pace.
Coach Isaac holds a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and understands the importance of incorporating children’s fundamental movement skills (FMS) development in the learning of sport and athletic pursuits.
Isaac is an avid footballer and actively continues to play during his spare time. His desire to constantly improve his own skills spills over to his coaching.
It is Coach Isaac's aspiration to help every child fulfil his or her potential in the sport.
"All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them"
- Magic Johnson
Coach Kidzrul has a wealth of experience in Sports and Fitness coaching. His engaging and motivational approach makes him a popular instructor with a young sportsmen and women.
A certified fitness leader and personal trainer specialising in strength and wellness, Coach Kidzrul utilizes his knowledge and training from his Specialist Diploma in Sports Science and Wellness to motivate his students in realising their potential and acquiring their fitness and sporting ambitions.
In addition to his role in the sports department at a leading International School, Coach Kidzrul has worked across a variety of sports operations that include equestrian, kayaking and climbing activities.
Additionally Kidzrul has experience in sport event management having worked on operational projects at events such as the SEA Games, ASEAN Para Games, BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore and One Fighting Championship.
Get GungHo Multi-Sport Coach
“Sports is more than just fun and games. With the guidance of a coach, it is an avenue where children can pick up important values and principles which can be applied to their daily lives, developing them holistically.”
Coach Ilyas is a sporting all-rounder. Certified to coach and assess children on various locomotor and object Fundamental Movement Skills, Coach Ilyas brings his knowledge and experience to the execution of the Get GungHo Multi-Sport and Athletics programmes.
Ilyas' love of physical and health education is evident in the classes he instructs. The time, care and attention he offers the children under his instruction provides his sessions with a learning environment that is both welcoming, engaging and fun.
Ilyas inspires his students to embrace a love of health and physical activity through activities and games developed to introduce and reinforce basic skills such as running, jumping and throwing.
Get GungHo Football Coach
Multiple-time Gold Medalist, Fahmy has represented Singapore in the martial art of Pencak Silat at various international competitions. In addition to Fahmy's experience in the world of martial arts Fahmy has taken his love of sport and fitness and applied it to obtaining numerous coaching certifications issued by both Singaporean and International organisations.
Coach Fahmy is an active sports and fitness enthusiast. In the pursuit of delving deeper into the biomechanics, psychology and nutrition involved in sports and fitness, Fahmy was inspired to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences with Edinburgh Napier University.
Fahmy's experience as an athlete and certified sport and fitness trainer underpins his belief that sports and fitness is essential to personal development and the creation of a sense of belonging and community. It is this belief that drives Fahmy to transfer his knowledge and experience to sport activities for children, inspiring them to see the potential physical, mental and spiritual transformative benefits of physical endeavours.
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