Coaching Roster:

Mark Kefford – Managing Director
07877 559598

Mark is a fully qualified P.E. teacher and has been involved in professional coaching at all levels. He has worked for Premiership Rugby Clubs, National Governing Bodies & within all levels of education from Primary Schools to the Private Sector.

He is currently the Head Coach of Old Northamptonians RFC & is heavily involved in both player & coach development.

Mark got involved in Sport through a playing career in Rugby Union. His playing career which led from a national league side to the academy at Northampton Saints was cut short through injury and it is within coaching that his expertise and enthusiasm are put to good use.

He is an outstanding communicator and has the ability to engage people of all ages and abilities. His enthusiasm and passion for sport is infectious and NGS has given him a platform to share his knowledge and ability with a vast range of young people.


  • QTS Secondary P.E.
  • BA Hons Degree in Sport and Marketing
  • RFU Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
  • RFU Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Inset Hockey training
  • Inset Cricket Training
  • First Aid for Sport
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Sports Coach UK)
  • Physical Education Awareness Course for Adults
  • Sports Coach UK FUNdamentals of Movement


Adam Baker – Director
07917 755849

Adam has been with us here at Next Generation Sport for 5 years. Throughout his time here he has worked in all levels of the education from primary schools covering PPA time, in our great clubs and also for National Governing Bodies such as the RFU.

He is currently the Head Coach at Northampton Mens Own Rugby Club. In this role he is heavily involved in both player, coach and club development.

Adams Highest Rugby achievement came when he represented East Midlands Seniors during there 2010/11 County Championship campaign.

Adam is excellent motivator getting people of all ages engaged in various sports. Through NGS he has had the opportunity to share his love for Sport and work on various projects to help increase participation in sport.


  • Btec National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science
  • RFU Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
  • UKDBA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball
  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Badminton England Smash up Activator
  • FUNS for Everyone – Fundamentals of Movement
  • Raising the Bar – Multisport and Multi ability coaching
  • CSLA Level 1 community sport leader
  • Sport for all – All Inclusive sport coaching
  • First Aid for Sport
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Sports Coach UK)


Alex Tollan – Holiday Camps Manager

Alex returns to us after two years, developing his personal skill set.

Alex comes on board as a community coach and our Holiday camps manager. In his role, it is Alex’s job to develop and increase our current holiday schemes. Please be in touch if you have and questions regarding whats coming up.

Alex is currently club captain of Northampton Mens Own RFC.

Joey Patrick – Community Coach

Joey is the youngest and newest to the next gen family. He comes from a background in Rugby and watersport, including windsurfing at an elite level.

Joey’s sheer love for life and Disney will make everyone happy and he always manages to get everyone engaged and active.