Ryan’s time in the army was hugely varied from providing security at the 2012 Olympics to a 5 month deployment to Afghanistan with plenty of rugby and nordic skiing in between. Ryan left the army in 2015 to pursue a career in teaching but quickly realised that he is much more interested in supporting children away from their academics and instead developing their independence, confidence and resilience. He relishes the opportunity to be a positive role model, provide experiences which genuinely challenge children and teenagers and create space for young people away from the numerous pressures of today’s world. His aim is for those he works with to be in a position to take full advantage of the opportunities which are presented to them. Currently based in London, Ryan travels as often as I can. Having retired from rugby he now focuses on more general fitness; he has just completed his first couple of triathlons and Crossfit competitions. In July 2019 he attempted to climb Batian Peak, the second highest peak in Africa and managed to swim the length of both Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj in Slovenia.