What Our Clients Are Saying

“On Monday, I was very pleased to attend a meeting that I had organised with the Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP, and one of my constituents, Alex Paske, who is CEO of Mintridge Events. Mintridge is a fantastic company based in Corby, which provides training and mentorship for young people through a programme of professional athletes going into schools and colleges and giving speeches, coaching, guidance and support. It was great to hear about the progress that Mintridge has made since we last met, and I know that the Minister was very impressed with the amazing work that Alex and her ambassadors are doing to increase sporting participation, not to mention foster a better understanding of physical and mental health in young people.”
Tom Pursglove MP, Corby and East Northamptonshire
“Fil was a huge hit with the Junior School and the children were talking about it all day.”
Mrs Rex, Headmistress, Bedford Modern Junior School
“The girls really enjoyed themselves and were talking about it for the next few days, Eboni had a very positive impact! We would love to work with Eboni’s programme again.”
Sammy Kemmish - Netball Coach, Bridgwater and Taunton College
Mintridge brought Jordan Jarrett-Bryan and Jamie Andrew OBE to Witham Hall to inspire and educate our pupils during Enrichment Week, focusing on Understanding Disability. The day was an incredible experience for our children to engage with these truly inspirational role models. Mintridge could not have done more for us; they are a highly professional, organised and friendly company, whom I could not recommend more. We look forward to welcoming them back to Witham Hall very soon.
Jess Tarver, Head of Girls Games, Witham Hall
“I just want to say thank you for noticing me and giving me the confidence to get back into athletics. Having you pick me out of the crowd and giving me this opportunity really gave me the boost I needed and if it wasn’t for you believing I had the talent to succeed I probably wouldn’t be as dedicated to the sport as I am now. Hopefully one day I will be in the position you are in – doing the sport I love as a career, representing my country in competition and looking forward to an upcoming Olympics.”
Marilyn's Mentee on a Silver Mentoring Scheme
“I have been absolutely delighted with the work they (Mintridge) have done with us. They are extremely well organised, provide great communication and have bent over backwards to give us a special day. I have been staggered by the impact that these visits have had on raising the profile of sport within the school, not just for the mentees but for all who met the athletes. We used Sports Premium to fund the visits and it has been really worthwhile – a very clear long lasting impact. I am already in the process of booking again for the summer. I will add that I have not been asked to write this by Mintridge but am just heartily recommending them as an excellent organisation who create fantastic opportunities for the children.”
Mr Ian Tyas, Headmaster, Ingham Primary School
“We had a great day with Will Chudley coaching some of the Year 6 and 8 boys – the boys loved it!”
Marc Gardiner, Head of Boys Games , Millfield Prep School
“The netball masterclass was such a great opportunity for the girls and will help increase both their skills and confidence. Everyone was so excited about Sasha and Eboni coming to BMS and hosting an event like this for our students is not something we have done before. All of the girls had a fantastic time learning from the experts and it really was an inspiration for them!”
Heather Gilbert, Girls Games Co-ordinator, Bedford Modern School
“Mintridge Events provided inspirational athlete appearances to help us celebrate our Schools achieving the School Games Mark Award. The organisation and professionalism of everyone involved was excellent. We chose two School Games Mark Gold schools to receive an appearance from Laura Sugar: both Rowan Gate Primary and Yardley Hastings were delighted with the impact of Laura’s visit on all pupils and Sports Crews. Laura Sugar was a fantastic role model for our Primary Schools, sharing her personal inspiration of London 2012 to become a member of the GB Athletics team only two years later. I would highly recommend Laura to any schools to engage young people in the power and inspiration of sport and promotion of the School Games values. Mal Loye was a brilliant Ambassador for sport at our Primary School Games Mark Assembly. His passion and enthusiasm for sport really came across, with the added inspiration of his journey from playing at Cogenhoe Cricket Club (in our Partnership) to progressing to play for Northants and England.”
Hannah Hore, School Sport Manager, Wellingborough and East Northants School Sport Partnership
“Thank you for coming in yesterday, you were both brilliant with the kids and they were really inspired by Marilyn – including myself! The feedback I have received from the staff and the students has been great. They really enjoyed it and the day we felt was really successful.”
Kirsty Hill, Sports Enrichment Officer, Humberston Academy (David Ross Education Trust)
“On International Women’s Day, Laura Sugar attended our event at the Copper Box Arena on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The event (set up by Active People, Active Park, Motivate East and Sport and Health programmes at London Legacy Development Corporation) saw a host of elite athletes attend, encouraging and inspiring young females to participate in physical activity and sport. Laura’s commitment at the event was flawless and she participated in almost all the activities on the day. Laura continued to inspire when talking confidently to the press, sharing her experience of International Women’s Day and developing from grassroots to elite sport.”
Alex Zurita, Project Manager, London Sport (Active People, Active Park)
“I am writing on behalf of Stockcross School to thank you, Ben Smith and Scott Meenagh for the most enjoyable activities the children and staff shared with you recently. The photographs were beautiful and a fantastic reminder of the workshops. The children’s questions posed to Scott illustrated how keen they were to understand how prosthetic legs operate. I am sure they will have gained confidence to talk to other people with amputations…..’to smile and applaud’.”
Lynne Barton, Sports Co-ordinator, Stockcross Primary School
“Emily had a fantastic day and was thrilled to meet and be coached by Pamela.”
Parent, Halos Junior Netball Club
“The programme that you are developing with Mintridge is superb and the pupils of a small school like Ingham are privileged to have such inspiring visits from sports stars and Olympians.”
Mr Hutchinson, Chair of Governors, Ingham Primary School
“Thanks so much for the photobook, it’s a great reminder of a wonderful week.”
Tina Pearce, Year 4 Class Teacher, Park Junior School, Kettering
“We were extremely fortunate to be visited by Laura who totally inspired our children! She’s the living embodiment of our school rule ‘Bounce back’ and showed how she, through her determination and resilience, succeeded and achieved her ambitions. We have used Laura’s story to motivate, inspire and raise the aspirations of children at Ruskin Academy and remind everyone we can all achieve our dreams!”
Angela Watts, Principal, Ruskin Academy
“I’m passionate about sport and the power of positive sporting role models to children. We’d been learning about the Olympics last term so it was great for the children to meet someone who competed there! Laura was a great hit and I’m sure will help us as we also work to increase sports participation, enhance life skills and promote a greater knowledge of the body and wellbeing for our pupils.”
Nicky Kingsnorth, Lead for Teacher Development, Ruskin Academy
“Laura Sugar’s visit taught me that I can take challenges head on – even when things seem impossible. I know that if Laura could achieve her dreams I can achieve my dream of becoming a doctor.”
Safiya, Year 4, Ruskin Academy
“Laura was confident and wasn’t scared to tell us about her disability. She’s inspired me to ‘bounce back’ when things go wrong or seem harder than they should be!’
Bailey, Year 6, Ruskin Academy
“Laura inspired me to persevere and become more resilient and to never give up by telling me about how she overcame her disabilities to become a Paralympian in the Rio Olympic Games.”
Micah, Year 6, Ruskin Academy