Meet the team

We hand pick the best coaches from the local community. All have great personalities, are a minimum level 2 qualified, have DBS checks, first aid training and safeguarding certifications.

All our coaches are carefully trained by our Head Coach and we constantly share our experiences to keep developing our knowledge.

Matt Abbott
Company Director and Head Coach

Matt, a Sports Management Masters graduate from Coventry University, is our MD and Head Coach. Matt has a wealth of experience in the disability sport sector and since establishing Elatus Sports in Suffolk in 2013, he has been busy creating a network of supporters, suppliers and partners. Matt is now focusing on replicating our strong Suffolk offer across Devon and the South West. Matt is always the first point of contact for every booking and enquiry, and takes pride in providing a personable and friendly service.

Matt is a UKCC Level 2 Cricket Coach, Level 1 Bowls Coach, Level 1 Boccia Coach and has Activator Level qualications in golf, tennis, boccia and athletics.

Sam Oakley
Lead Coach & Regional Manager

Sam currently manages operations in Suffolk and East Anglia. Sam has level two qualifications in Multi-Skills and Hockey, as well as a level one award for Football. Sam was the first team captain at Felixstowe Hockey Club and has coached some of the junior Suffolk teams. He also enjoys playing squash and football, and supports Tottenham Hotspur (but don't hold that against him).  

Jo Hazelton
DSC Coach

Jo coaches at the Doorstep Sports Club on a Thursday afternoon. Jo has a wealth of experience coaching a number of sports as part of the Discovery Project, which is inclusive side of the Suffolk School Games. There aren't any sports Jo doesn't coach or hasn't played. Jo currently plays football in her spare time for Brantham. 


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