Sports and Exercise Psychologist and Mental Toughness coach David Charlton has experience of playing golf to a high level as an amateur, and still does, though more for fun nowadays. He has also coached Football at grassroots level. He understands how an individual’s personality, values, beliefs and mindset can impact on performance.
David had an interest in Sports Psychology from a young age as his dream was to play golf professionally. Unfortunately this didn’t materialise which David puts a lot down to a lack of confidence and anxieties attributed to competing at a high level. This is where his interest in Sports Psychology started and continued to grow as he began coaching football and taking part in football, rugby, snooker, pool, darts, squash, tennis and badminton. As well, David became a very keen runner where he completed 3 marathons for cancer charities and finished many half marathons and 10 kilometre races.
Other members of the Inspiring Sporting Excellence team you will see also have backgrounds in competitive sports such as; tennis, hockey and cricket.