The Game Changerz

Meet the team

Get to know the people behind The Game Changerz, from our Founders to Coaches and the fantastic team of Sporty Mentors.

Tony Aubrey

(Founder) Executive Head of Development & Sport

Hi, I’m Tony

I am currently employed as a teacher at a school based in Leeds, working with children with SEN and SEMH needs. I teach Health & Fitness and Event Operations. I have over 15 years of experience in a wide variety of sports coaching/teaching.

My former job titles included Head of Rugby AM Minis, Leeds Rhinos Primary Schools Development Officer and a Jamie Peacock Camp Manager to name just a few. I have a 2:1 Degree in Sports, Health, Exercise & Nutrition from Leeds Trinity University.

Furthermore, I have a UKCC Level 2 Multi-Skills, Multi-Sports, and Rugby League qualification.

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Helen Raines

(Founder) Director of Operations

Hey… I’m Helen

I am currently a Health and Safety Manager, but over the last 5 years, I have gained experience in a wide variety of sports coaching/teaching within a local rugby club, after school sports clubs and by running some rugby and multi-sport sessions for under 7’s.

I have a 2:1 Degree in Business Management from Leeds Met University and I have a Level 2 Rugby League Coaching Certificate.

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lee ryan

Community Coach

My name is Lee

I currently work as a senior inclusion worker for Kirklees Academy. My role involves working with children with exceptional needs, both social and emotional. I have previous experience in the pastoral and SEN departments, along with working in the medical area for various schools. I run the Physical Education department in my group, where I plan sessions on a weekly basis to ensure our students get the best possible physical activities necessary.

I currently hold a Level 2 qualification in Multi-Sports, Football, Dodgeball, Gymnastics and Fencing. I also have a Level 2 GNVQ in Leisure and Tourism. I have played at a professional level as a schoolboy and semi-professional throughout my adult life.

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Martyn Reilly

Community Coach

My name is Martyn Reilly

I am a current professional Rugby League player for Oldham RLFC and I play internationally for Ireland RL. I previously played at Halifax RLFC and as an amateur at Drighlington ARLFC. My role at The Game Changerz is a casual coach. I am also an Intervention behaviour support worker at Southway school Leeds.

I am a UKCC Level 2 Rugby League Coach and enjoy coaching and giving something back to my community. I am currently the head coach of Drighlington ARLFC open age side.

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Balazs Franko

Head of Mini's & Multi-Sports Coach

Hi, I’m Balazs 

I am currently a teacher of science at a secondary school based in Leeds, working with children with SEN and SEMH needs. I have taught PE and adapted PE in primary and secondary schools for 5 years and managed an equestrian sports club for 6 years as a director and head of sports coach.

I have a Master’s degree in PE and adaptive PE Teaching, Bachelor’s degree in education and sport coaching. I am also a horse riding instructor and have a personal trainer certification.

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Lucy Franko-Mihalyi

Mini's & Multi-Sports Coach

Hi, I’m Lucy

I am currently a teaching assistant at a primary school based in Barnsley. I have a 2:1 Masters Degree in Teacher of Music and Literature. I have over 5 years of experience in childminding and teaching and 2 years working as an instructor in sports camps.

I love recording songs and doing gigs. I have performed at numerous weddings and concerts.

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Harry Avis

Apprentice Coach

Hi, I’m Harry A

I’m 16 years old and currently studying for my GCSE’s. I love playing Rugby League. I am currently on scholarship with Castleford Tigers and can’t wait to play for them this year.

I started my rugby with Birstall Victoria and now play for Dewsbury Moor ARLFC. I am a keen Boxer too and take part in competitions.

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Harry Hartley

Apprentice Coach

And I’m Harry H

I am 16 and studying for my GCSE’s at St John Fishers Catholic High School.

I play Rugby League for Dewsbury Moor ARLFC and I am currently on scholarship with Wakefield Trinity. I have always been a keen sports person and played Football from a young age until I was 15 years old. I love watching and playing all sports and particularly teaching young children new skills.

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