My purpose is to EMPOWER children to become ACTIVE, happy, confident, resourceful, resilient and Entrepreneurial children, who are ready to succeed in life.
Hi, I'm Kieran.
I went to St Joseph's RC School, Stacksteads, Rossendale, Lancashire.
I struggled academically in school, children and teachers used to make fun of me because I couldn't do the basic things they could. I was made to stand in the corner because I could not stand up and perform the 4x times tables. My dream was to become a professional footballer.
Here's a picture of me in the school football team...
I nearly made it pro and was due to sign a three-year youth deal with Burnley Football Club, I was in touching distance of achieving my dream.
I just past my driving test and decided to go for a drive to Blackpool, on the way I lost control of my car on a bad bend... I crashed.
Late that evening I was awake all night sitting at the bottom of my bed looking up at my trophy cabinet with all my medals, certificates and trophies inside thinking
"What have I done".
My Mum knocked on my bedroom door, she sat beside me and said: "Sorry son, the little old lady has passed away".
I'm sorry today and will never forget what happened that night.
Ever since the car accident, I've struggled to come to terms and accept what happened.
To help me cope, I turned to self-help books, education, learning and personal growth development.
I went onto college and then university where I passed out with a degree In Child Development and High-Performance Sports Coaching whilst at the same time juggling three part-time jobs teaching and coaching children.
I wanted to become a primary school teacher and got accepted onto a PGCE teaching course at Edge Hill University, ranked Gold in the teaching excellence framework.
I turned all the pain into a newfound purpose to EMPOWER children's lives and make a positive difference every day, I truly believe this is why I exist on planet Earth.
I lived with my parents at the time and saved up enough money from my part-time wages to buy a BIG inflatable and a rusty old van for £1,500.
My parents let me store the inflatable, sports equipment and resources inside their wooden shed, they weren't happy because it used to take up a lot of room.
Here's a picture of my first inflatable...
I used to wake up every morning at 5:00am, pack my van and make my way to a local school for free to get children active, have fun, learn new skills and make a difference teaching children.
Here's a picture of me back in the day, I've never had any hair...🤣
Fast-forward the clock, today FUNDA is a multi-award winning, voted one of the top 30 most exciting companies here in the North West, UK and officially recognised by her majesty the Queen. 👑