Our History

Locker 27 was born over 30 years ago.  It is a culmination of experience and lessons from the sporting world both positive and negative that have shaped the Locker’s philosophy. The name Locker 27 comes from my first ever locker at school.  I have very fond memories of these early stages of my sporting development.  I was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who ignited my passion for sport and exercise and with Locker 27 I want to be part of that ignition process for other people.

“You are a Coach, a mentor, a scientist and an innovator all in the space of a few minutes”

If you’d like to get in touch with Matt email matt@locker27.com

Matt Church, Locker 27 Director

Richard Tucker

Strength & Conditioning Coach & Nutritionist


Richard has over 8 years of experience of working with professional and international sports teams which has taken him to various parts of the world including working for the Blues Super Rugby Franchise, the Portuguese National 15s and 7s squads, Exeter Chiefs and most recently as the Head of Strength and Conditioning for Championship side London Scottish.

Richard also holds numerous graduate and postgraduate qualifications in both Sport Science and Nutrition Science and is highly passionate about helping people achieve both performance and health goals. He is available for both personal training and nutrition education and is able to tailor bespoke services for any individual or team goal. His main areas of specialty lie in body composition improvements, conditioning for team sports and strength and power development.

For enquiries for individual nutritional or training programmes and sessions with Richard please email Richard@locker27.com

Charlie Faulkner

Strength & Conditioning Coach


Charlie is currently in his final year at St Mary’s University, studying for a degree in Strength and Conditioning. Charlie has worked with athletes in a large variety of sports including, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, football, water polo and rowing. Charlie’s areas of specialty include: strength training, speed and power, and conditioning. With experience across a variety of different sports Charlie is able to tailor specific training programmes and sessions to suit your individual needs, whether you’re a performance athlete or a recreational trainer.

As well as being part of the team at Locker, Charlie is also working as a strength and conditioning coach with the Wasps Junior Academy and head of strength and conditioning with the England Water Polo 2000’s squad.

For enquiries for individual training programmes and sessions with Charlie please email charlie@locker27.com





Dan Fernandez

Boxing Coach


Our in-house Boxing specialist, Dan is a boxing coach with over 7 years experience and ABA Judges Badge. With a dedicated and enthusiastic approach, Dan has seen his array of skills develop through training with ex-England boxing coaches to ex-Super middle weight world champions, to even Olympic gold medalists.

Once ranked no.2 in England and a National ABA Finalist, Dan has had over 30 amateur fights but sought to develop his coaching skills and forge a career outside of the ring. Garnering an array of experience and professionalism from skills learnt at Frank Bruno’s boxing academy, Dan is able to offer a specific, yet varied approach to your training.

With a variety of clients varying in all different abilities, boxing training at Locker 27 offers a new style of training whether it’s those who simply want to get fit using the vast array of boxing drills, techniques and exercises practiced or looking to step into the ring.

Dan is available for one-to-one training and group sessions.

Follow Dan on Twitter    boxfit101@gmail.com   07538721361

Mark Hill

Weightlifting Coach

Mark Hill

Mark is a level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor, British Weightlifting Coach and a BWL referee.

He regularly competes in the sport of ‘Olympic’ Weightlifting, which in turn, has competitively fuelled Mark’s desire to coach others.

The Snatch, Clean and Jerk and their derivatives are an excellent tool to have in the trainee’s exercise vocabulary.  They are used in most Strength and Conditioning programmes throughout the world and are a staple part of Locker 27’s training ideology. It is well documented that the lifts can improve physical qualities such as strength, speed, power and flexibility. The lifts can also provide trainees with a sense of purpose in their training through testing the limits of the body in this extraordinary sport.

Mark aims to support members of all ages in learning and becoming proficient in the lifts to help achieve their goals. Mark wants to cultivate a training environment that encourages aspiring lifters to enjoy the challenge and reap the benefits of Olympic Weightlifting.



Sheree Halliday

Muay Thai Coach

Sheree Halliday

29 fights in total with 20 wins

Currently ranked British Number One, Sheree Halliday is a highly regarded female Muay Thai fighter renowned in the UK, Europe, USA and as far afield as Bangkok, Thailand.

She fights professionally both nationally and internationally and trains regularly with Keddles Gym in Orpington, Team Tieu in London and WPT Gym in Bangkok.

Out of the ring Sheree offers her infectious determination and skill to train and motivate people with one-to-one Muay Thai training, small group training sessions and regular Muay Thai Classes. Classes are designed to teach the art of Muay Thai with focus on technique and fitness incorporating bag drills and pad work, footwork, movement and combinations. Ladies Thai Fit classes include fitness circuits with key exercises for core strength and stamina, whereas the mixed Muay Thai class includes optional sparring sessions.


Michaela Finnan

Personal Trainer and Aerial Coach


Michaela is a former British champion Sports Acrobatics gymnast and a professional dance graduate from the renowned Urdang Academy.

Michaela has 20 years experience in acrobatics and has performed in prestigious venues like The Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Pauls Cathedral and Wembley Stadium.

She has performed for clients such as Puma Sportswear, ITV, Saracens FC, The Vamps, The Pussy Cat Dolls and many more.

Michaela is also a Level 4 Personal Trainer and advanced aerial instructor. Her training ethos is to provide a fun programme in which to obtain a healthy, functional body and aesthetic physique.

For more information email michaelafinnan@yahoo.co.uk



Charlotte Benson

Personal Trainer & Postural Corrective Exercise Instructor


Charlotte’s passion for exercise began with sport and developed from being involved with a variety of team/individual sports before solely taking part in football. She attended university in the USA on a soccer scholarship were she achieved a BSc degree in Sports science and psychology, captaining the soccer team and experiencing life and the demands of a student athlete. When returning to the UK she played in various semi-professional football teams. Her focus now turns to helping athletes become the best they can be within their sport. Charlotte has experience of working with athletes from a variety of sports such as England women’s beach soccer, Fulham F.C academy, Rowing, Ice hockey and golf.

She believes that the key to success for any personal fitness goal starts from building the foundations. By carrying out corrective exercises, postural assessments and individualising programmes for each athlete, it ensures that their body is in a state to move correctly before introducing Olympic lifting, plyometrics, agility and speed training thus preventing injury.

For more information email info@bensonfitness.com or call 07545424630



Locker 27 would not be here without certain people who have had that profound influence on my life and where it is going.  Whether parent, teacher, mentor, advisor or friend,  thank you.  Some of you I have not met.  This list is endless and will grow.  Some people will not thank me for mentioning them so I won’t.  Here goes: Family Church, O’Donoghue, Ryan, Graham Scott (and family), Andy P, Carly, Steve Nance, Vern Gambetta, Kelvin Giles, The Russian’s, Siff, Taggy, AJS, Shawsy, Chad, Ginger Barry, Andy Brimson, Walter Mould, Tweets, Muggers, Court, H, Tommo, Geordie, Jacko, JC, Jonny Hockey, Mickey B, Elko, Ligois from the Essentially Group, the The Altitude Centre, Nigel Stockill, Simon Shepard and Optima Life etc