Holiday Activity For Kids

Keeping your kids entertained in the holidays

Who We Are

Holiday Activities For Kids consists of a team of professional, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.


Name: Dan Connolly
Position: P.E Practitioner
Specialist areas: Tennis, Cricket and the Primary School PE Curriculum
Current Schools: Springfield

Bio: I am one of the original members of the First Grade Team. I enjoy teaching all sports but specialise in Tennis & Cricket. I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in this role & have now moved on to supporting and mentoring younger staff members as well as delivering high quality PE lessons.

Name: Mick Green
Position: P.E Practitioner
Specialist areas: Bikeability and Tag Rugby

Bio: I have worked for the company for 7 years in that time teaching Bikeability, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Fencing, Gymnastics, Multi Sports, Soccer, Tennis, Tri Golf and many more activities. I enjoy all sports and aim to encourage as many children to participate and to enjoy it as much as I do.


Name: Nathan Kirk
Position: P.E Practitioner
Specialist areas: Invasion Games and Multi Skills
Current Schools: Alderman Pounder, William Lilley Infant and Heage Primary

Bio: I first joined the company in 2008/2009. I enjoy giving children the opportunity to participate and progress in a huge range of sports and activities. Out of work I enjoy golf and am currently boxing professionally, previously English kickboxing champion.






Name: Neil Smith
Position: Director
Specialist areas: Managing Staff

Bio: I am proud to be the Director of such a fantastic company and have the pleasure of working with such a dedicated, talented and fun team.  The company has taken significant strides forward since our inception in 2005. I am a keen Triathlete and enjoy training and competing for various races and events.  In addition to my role at First Grade Sports, my other full time role, is that of a proud Dad, to my girls, Holly and Abigail.

Name: Jodie Smith
Position: P.E Practitioner
Specialist areas: Gymnastics and Dance
Current Schools: Firfield, Tollerton, Cotgrave

Bio: I started working for the company in 2011 after working as a Teacher for 11 Years. As well as teaching in School I spend my time writing resources and delivering Continued Professional Development courses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Name: Richard Swain
Position: P.E Practitioner
Specialist areas: Administration, Bikeability & Sports Leadership
Current Schools: Matlock Trinity

Bio: I am a 8 year veteran of the company and I am the glue that keeps all the pieces together. Having now delivered sport for over 20 years, I am really enjoying working with all our up and coming staff. I know with our guidance they will enjoy working in the industry as much as I have.


Name: Emma Walsh
Position: P.E Practitioner
Specialist areas: Football
Current Schools: Lynncroft, Gilthill, Larklands Infants

Bio: I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2014, where I studied a BSc in Coaching and Sports Science. I have been working for First Grade Sports since August 2014. I currently play for a local 11-a-side football team, I also enjoy playing Badminton and Tennis.