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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Alex Burns

Head of Rugby Development. BSc (Hons) 2:1 degree in Sport & Exercise Science from the University of Bath. An RFU Level 3 Coach and a Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach. Bath Rugby Academy U15s Head Coach. Somerset County U16s Head Coach.

Ben Edge

Head of Hockey Development. Current Hockey Wales Senior Mens Squad player. BSc (hons) Exercise Sports Science, PGCE Secondary PE (University of Exeter)

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Emily Chapman

Head of Girls' Games / Head of Netball Development. Level 2 Netball coach. Trained at University of Bath for both undergraduate and PGCE degrees in Physical Education.

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George Setterfield

Head of Cricket Development, ECB Level 3 cricket coach, ECB Coach Education Tutor, BSc (Hons) 1st Class degree from Oxford Brookes in Sports Coaching, Oxfordshire Girl’s U15 and EPP Coach.

Toby Blong

Hockey coach. Toby is a current 1st XI player for Team Bath Buccaneers in the National Conference West and is also part of their Indoor Premier Division squad. Also coaches cricket and tennis.

Simon Brand

LTA Level 3 tennis coach. Previously captained the Royal Navy and Combined Services teams during his career in the Royal Navy. He currently plays for Somerset and is a member of Somerset LTA responsible for coach development and junior county training.

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Jonathan Dolman

Housemaster of Powell. Cambridge University Rugby, Clifton Rugby and Midlands Schools Rugby Honours. Level 2 qualified coach. Captained Hughes Hall, Cambridge in Cricket. ECB level 2 and Diploma. Head Coach of U14 Rugby & Cricket

Andrew Hobbs

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

Ben Jones

2nd XI Football Coach

Frankie O'Neill

CCF Assistant, PE and games teacher. BSC (Hons) Sports Studies, PGCE Secondary PE (Bath Spa University). Rounders and Netball coaching qualifications and Gym Instructor.

Oliver Simper

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

Nick Somerville

Cross Country Coach. Nick has been coaching cross country and middle distance running for 16 years and is a fully qualified England Athletics Coach in Endurance Running. A keen distance runner and long time member of Wells City Harriers. he still competes in off-road, 5k and Half Marathon distances. In his fifties, he has run two sub 3hr marathons and was 10th best for age at London in 2014 with a time of 2.53.

Amanda Stonier

Tennis Coaching Coordinator. Amanda helps to develop and deliver an inclusive tennis programme.

Hugh Walters

Football Coach

Rory Worsman

Rugby coach. RFU Level 2 coach, previously coached Bath Rugby DPP programme and Bath (Ladies) RFC. Represented University of St Andrews in Rugby and Alpine Skiing, and more recently Avon RFC.

Jenny Price

Swimming, Netball and Tennis Coach

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Harry Jones

Specialist rugby coach. RFU Level 2

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Connor Crane

Graduate Sports Assistant. Graduate of the University of Gloucestershire. ECB level 2 cricket coach. WEPL Prem 1 Cricketer

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Ella Hadfield

Graduate Sports Assistant

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Daniel Webb

Graduate Sports Assistant. Level 2 Rugby Coach

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Conor O'Rouke

Graduate Sports Assistant. LTA Level 1 & 2.2