Blackburn with Darwen

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Meet Marcus

Area Manager, Marcus Barlow started off as a casual Sports Coach whilst also working for Edstart Specialist Education. Having seen firsthand the impact Edstart had on children, Marcus decided he wanted to take the organisation further by starting his own franchise.

Marcus is passionate about developing individuals, not just in sport but also as a person. Marcus wants to make a positive impact on as many children as possible within his area.

Edstart clubs are very popular, extremely well run, educational and FUN! Children build their sports skills and fitness levels, with support for class teachers in tracking progress and attainment, developing the children’s concentration and listening skills.

Deputy Headteacher
St Luke & St Philip’s of BwD

My boys have been introduced to a wide range of sports as well as developing lots of communication and teamwork skills. The coaches are amazing and I wouldn’t send my boys anywhere else.


Marcus has a lovely manner with the children; engaging fully with all children ensuring they get the most out of the clubs.

Deputy Headteacher
St Luke & St Philip’s of BwD
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