Activ8Kids | Meet the Team
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Meet the Team

Barry Lloyd

Managing Director

Barry Lloyd is one of the co founders of Activ8Kids. He has vast experience working in Summer camp programmes, coaching children aged 4-16. Barry is a graduate of Hartpury sports college where he played rugby and progressed his coaching, refereeing and sports theory knowledge. Barry then went on to study at Aberystwyth University in the sport and exercise science department gaining a 2nd class BSc Hons degree form the Sport & Exercise Science Department.


Barry has played county level rugby and football and has also represented mid and north Wales in both. He now focusses his attention on all things sports development, whilst also actively looking to grow the Activ8Kids programme by passing on his advanced sporting knowledge to the coaching team, who continue to deliver across Mid Wales and Shropshire promoting healthy active lifestyles.


Barry also holds presentations for Big Ideas Wales on behalf of the Welsh Assembly on the ins and outs of starting up in business and hands on Sports Science Seminars. He has presented to thousands of students in Schools, Colleges and Universities throughout Wales.


Barry as you will see in Joe’s profile enjoys a challenge and has completed several sporting challenges for charity most notably JOGLE and the London Marathon (Albeit not as quickly as Joe did it.)


Favourite sport: Rugby
Favourite team: Man Utd
Favourite colour: Green
Favourite Food: Steak and Chips
Hobbies: Playing and watching every sport ever played, films and travelling


Favourite quotes: I have a few…

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
“You only live once…but if you live it right, once is enough.”
“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

Joe Murray

Managing Director

Joe Murray is the other co-founder of Activ8Kids. After taking a keen interest in anything sporty throughout his school life, Joe also went onto study sports and exercise science at Aberystwyth University. He graduated with an upper division second-class BSc degree.


Joe played many sports in his younger days before focusing on rugby, going onto captain his hometown team Newtown RFC for a couple of years.


Recently he has been concentrating on endurance events including marathons and cycling sportives. He ranks one of his major achievements as completing a charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End with a group of friends (including Barry), in which the group raised in excess of £10,000 for various charities.


Favourite sport: Rugby
Favourite team: Wales
Favourite colour: Red
Favourite Food: Mum’s Lasagne
Hobbies: Trying/watching any sport possible, Disney Films, Walking his dog Nala!


Favourite quotes:

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”
“Hakuna matata”

Craig Williams

Favourite sport: Football
Favourite team: Liverpool
Favourite colour: Red
Favourite Food: Curry
Hobbies: All sports including socialising with friends


Favourite quotes:

“If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success”