Gareth Rafferty founded TQ Sports International in 2009. Gareth began as a self- employed coach and through much hard work and finely crafted skill he has built a great reputation for himself and inevitably for his business.
‘Top Quality’ represents the company’s ethos; “Holding the highest standards in absolutely everything we do, helps us sleep at night”, hence the name ‘TQ Sports’. The director Gareth and his coaches have followed this belief since day one! We are a multi- sports coaching company that is honoured to provide; professional, passionate, proficient sports coaches. We deliver the national P.E curriculum in Primary schools, throughout the North West. Outside of school hours, we specialise in Football and currently run three sessions per week in the areas of Ormskirk and Whiston. Our aim is to bring academy standards to grassroots football, as we believe there is too much of a gap between these players, therefore bridging this gap will inevitably produce more players of an academy standard.
Our vision is to become the benchmark company for the private sports coaching sector in 2016, not only because we are extremely ambitious but also because we are obsessed with nurturing young players and giving them the opportunity to play at a higher level.
There are over 7 million people in the North West, only a few thousand of them are playing academy football and only a very small portion of them will progress to first team football.
As coaches, it is our responsibility to produce more players of a higher standard and this can be done with the right amount of purposeful practice. It is time to forget about players being naturally gifted, we believe talent is a myth and anyone can achieve excellence with the right training and mind-set.
Read more about the ‘Talent Myth’
Our passion and commitment to help others can be seen through our P.E curriculum that we deliver in Primary schools. It is essential children in nursery to year 6 receive the very best physical education, giving them a foundation of athleticism and knowledge of health and exercise which will be of importance later in life. Another passion of TQ Sports is the health of our society, there is a growing concern that obesity rates are rapidly on the rise in children and we will do everything in our power to reduce this, initially by educating the children and their parents!
Read more about ‘Obesity’