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Founder of CORE NI, Gary Wallace has over 17 years’ experience of coaching children from 4 years old to youth international level.

He started CORE NI because he is passionate about promoting healthy active lifestyles and sporting performance for people of all ages and abilities. CORE NI offers a number of fantastic programmes to encourage as many people as possible to become more active, have fun and ultimately develop life-changing habits to improve health and well-being.

Gary has collaborated with many sporting organisations including IFA, Tyrone GAA, Sport NI, SINI, and Ulster University.


Positive Experiences of Fun Physical Activity & Overall Well-being to<br /> help guide Children towards Lifelong Healthy Active Lifestyles.

Meet our Coaches

Setting Goals, Inspiring Minds.


Gary Wallace

Founder & Coach

Experienced business owner, coach and public speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Coaching, Football, Event Management, Teamwork, and Sports Marketing. Strong community and social services professional with a BA Hons focused in Sports Studies from University of Central Lancashire.


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My kids really enjoy going to CORE Kids every week. I’ve definitely noticed their energy levels improving and they are more focused on school work and other activities which they previously would have got bored with.

Mary Lou Kelly
mum of three

Ella and Eoin both think Core Kids is amazing, they love the range of activities that Gary has for them each week, with new games! Eoin comes home from Core Kids and instead watching TV or iPads he will try to recreate some of the games, using his own imagination and the toys & resources we have around the house. It’s brilliant that it’s centred on physical activity but so much more in terms of fun and their attitude to a healthy life, both children look forward to it each week!

Arlene Rutherford
mum of two

Gary is an absolute pleasure to work alongside. He is upbeat, fun and friendly at all times. All the children just love him. As a PE specialist it has been amazing to see Gary teach children fundamental skills in such an enjoyable way. With Gary the children learn correct movement patterns while developing their speed, strength, balance and coordination. All done in a fun and energetic way

Jamie Johnston
Enniskillen Integrated Primary School

We have benefitted hugely from accessing the Core Kids programme. The programme emphasises the importance of having an active, healthy lifestyle through engaging, fun activities which develop children’s fitness and sporting abilities - working from whatever level each child is at. Pupils from Year 1 right through to Year 7 have participated in the after school sessions with very positive feedback from the children. Gary and his team are great role models and the Core Kids initiative has made a positive impact in our school encouraging our pupils to get up, get out and get active.

Carol McAuley
St. Mary’s PS, Killyclogher