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Kevin Wright

Kevin’s first step into sports coaching was at the age of 15. A keen swimmer from a young age, he started to move away from competing and into coaching whilst training in several sports including volleyball and taekwondo. 

He went on to represent Scotland in the sport before a serious leg injury caused him to try out different disciplines including jujitsu, judo and thai boxing; it was his passion for martial arts and combat sports that led him to boxing. 

Kevin’s academic background is a true representation for his love of sport and fitness; with a BSc Degree in Sports and Exercise Science and MSc in Sports Coaching, he also has more than 30 qualifications in coaching and instructing across a variety of sports and disciplines. 

A Level 3 Personal Trainer with an extensive list of group exercise certificates, Kevin joined the Hatton Academy as a Master Trainer in 2012 and is also qualified with a number of sports’ governing bodies including World Rugby, UK Athletics and British Weight Lifting.  

Day-to-day, Kevin is the centre manager for sport and fitness at Edinburgh Napier University and sits on the board for physical activity and health for British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). He is also part of CIMSPA’s professional development committee and is dedicated to supporting the quality and standards of education provision across the sport and fitness industry. 

Top training tip 

“Bruce Lee famously said ‘I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times’ – apply this to boxing and focus on becoming black belt in the basics.