Episode 81: Chris Irwin - Wellbeing Through Sport
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In today's episode, James speaks to Chris Irwin, a former professional rugby league player and experienced teacher with a PE teaching background. Chris has been passionate about sport and education and he has channeled this into a fulfilling career.  He was the founder of The EdStart Group and is currently the Founder and Director of Wellbeing Through Sport, a keen innovator of models that tackle childhood education, physical activity, and mental health. 


Wellbeing Through Sport is a program designed by doctors & PE experts to improve the well-being of children through fun physical activities and classroom-based reflective practice. Pupils gain core life skills that will help them become well-rounded, healthy adults. The program was founded on the belief that school shouldn’t just be about boring textbooks - it should teach every child the skills they need for life.


In a nutshell, James and Chris speak about:

  • Chris's career as a professional rugby player
  • How Chris  turned his two great passions; sports and Education into a fulfilling career
  • The debut and scaling up of Wellbeing Through Sports and the great insights it holds for business owners 
  • Chris's vision for Wellbeing Through Sports and how is working collaboratively to increase impact as a program

… and so much more! 


Connect with Chris:

LinkedIn: Chris Irwin 

Twitter: Chris Irwin 


Check out Well-being Through Sports:


LinkedIn: Wellbeing Through Sports 

Twitter: @wellbeing_sports


Connect with James:

Instagram: @james_ventures

Facebook: Coordinate Sports FB Page

LinkedIn: James Moore

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