Sport Coaches

Meet the team of sport coaches at Downside School, they are the team of specialist physical education coaches who deliver exceptional physical education to GCSE & Sixth Form.

Sport Coaches at Downside School

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Mike Baxter

Head of Rugby Development and a past professional player for Bath Rugby. A Level 3 RFU Coach, he has been lead coach of the Elite Player Development Squad. Alongside his full time role at Downside, Mike now coaches the U16 Bath Academy Squad.

Alfonso Thomas

Cricket Coach. Professional player for Somerset, and previously Warwickshire. He has won T20 tournaments across the world, in South Africa, Australia and Bangladesh and competed in IPL.

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Sam Potts

Sports Administrator. Member of GB Judo Team, Level 2 Judo Coach and Qualified Lifeguard. Current England Judo Champion.

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Guy Barrow

Rugby & Cricket Coach. ECB County cricket coach and a talent scout for Somerset County Cricket club. U16 Head Coach for Rugby & Cricket

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David Bryson

Head of Athletic Development. Developing Biathle and Triathlon initiatives at Downside. County and Regional honours for Cross Country and distance running

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Geoff Cabral

Head of Academic PE. County, Regional and National playing honours in Hockey. Coached at County and Regional Schools level

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Jonathan Dolman

Housemaster of Powell. Captained Hughes Hall, Cambridge in Cricket. County Schools Rugby honours – Level 2 qualified coach. Head Coach of U14 Rugby & Cricket

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Mr B Edge

Teacher of Hockey

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Andrew Hobbs

Deputy Head Master. Cambridge Rugby Blue & played for London Scottish RFC. U15 Head Coach for Rugby & Cricket

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Ben Jones

2nd XI Football Coach

Private School Sports Assistant

Thomas King

Graduate Assistant, Sport

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Mr A Longshaw

Graduate Assistant

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Stephen Ottewell

House Master of Roberts. County honours in Rugby, Cricket & Athletics. 2nd XV Head Coach.

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Oliver Simper

Head of Humanities at Downside, he is an Athletics and Cross Country specialist. Previously Head of Football at Oakham School.

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Hugh Walters

Football Coach

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Miss L Whittaker

Graduate Assistant