Eden Academy Trust

Meet the Team

Jonny Murray- Eden Academy Trust Director of Physical Education

Since I was young, I have enjoyed taking part in sports due to the mental and physical benefits associated with staying active. I loved been active and playing many sports, however football was the one sport I thoroughly enjoyed playing with my friends on the streets and at the park. Eventually progressing to playing at grassroots level with many teams’ local teams.

During my college and university years, I studied sports coaching and exercise, science; to learn how I could make a positive impact on young people and children whilst coaching in primary schools. After my college and university days I become a sports coach in a local primary school in Hartlepool, where I worked for 6 years, during that time we successfully achieved the first platinum school games award in the town.

I was then appointed as Eden Academy Trusts Sports coach working across 3 primary schools, since then we have grown to a sports department with 5 sports coaches, 2 sporting experts, leading The Collective Cluster, and delivering PE in 11 primary school in Hartlepool and its surrounding areas.

What I like about Eden Academy Trust Sports partnership is the fact that our CEO and SLT’s support and value physical education, allowing myself and the coaching team to make a positive impact, supporting the children to develop a lifelong love for sport and physical activity.


Aimee Stabler- Eden Academy Sports Coach

I have worked in primary schools for 10 years now. I first started coaching in schools in a voluntary capacity, holding football after school clubs. After completing numerous qualifications, I started working full time as a sports coach apprentice. After I finished my apprenticeship, I went to university and completed my sport and exercise science degree. I also coach girls’ football on a voluntary basis for Pools Youth Girls, which I have carried out this role for 9 years. I currently coach an U10 Girls team and I also play for the Ladies team. 


Sam Rodgers- Eden Academy Trust Sports Coach and Programme Co-ordinator (Balance Bikes and Scoot Fit)
I have had lots of experience since I left college in a primary school setting. In the last 10 years I have had various different roles such as an apprentice, Sports coach, Teaching Assistant and now I am currently Eden Academy Trust Sports Coach and Program Co-Ordinator. This involves the running of specialised programs such as our Balance Bike and Scoot Fit program. As well as my day to day coaching I also co-ordinate one of the sites for our Eden Academy Trust HAF program which runs from Jesmond Gardens. I have a passion for sport and believe all children should have the right to a positive and fun experience in physical education in school sport.


Paul Stabler- Eden Academy Sports Coach
I have been delivering sports sessions within a Primary School setting for 13 years. I hold the UEFA B football qualification in addition to Futsal and goalkeeping qualifications and I also a level 2 dodgeball coach. I have also served 3 years on the governing body of a local Primary School.

I delivered the FA Wildcats programme in Hartlepool for 5 years and keep active via refereeing on a Weekend as a qualified football referee. I am Club Chairman of local grassroots team Hartlepool Pools Youth which has over 40 grassroots football teams.


Recce Waller- Eden Academy Apprentice Sports Coach


Karen Liddle School of Dance- Eden Academy Trust Dance Expert


Paul Hogg- Eden Academy Trust OAA Expert
Along with been Eden Academy Trusts OAA expert, Paul is founder of PH Outdoor services; this was established in 2012. As a provider of curriculum based outdoor adventures activities. Working on school grounds with all year groups and abilities, to encourage and build the key skills needed in everyday life. Whilst covering the full range of educational needs, in a safe, fun and relaxed setting. Paul has over 30 years of experience delivering activities in bushcraft, archery, team building, forest school and many more adventurous activities.