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

Downside School sports coaches

Emily Chapman

Head of Netball Development, Teacher of Academic PE. Level 2 Netball coach. Trained at University of Bath for both undergraduate and PGCE degrees in Physical Education.

Conor O'Rourke

Tennis Development Lead and Coach. LTA Level 1 & 2.2. Head of Tennis

Harry Brooking Downside

Harry Brooking

Hockey Development and Lead Coach

Alex Taylor downside school

Alex Taylor

Cricket Development Lead and Coach. ECB Level 3 and Somerset CCC pathway coach and level 1 rugby coach. BSc (hons) Sport and Physical Education (Cardiff Metropolitan University) previously a WEPL premier league player and Gloucestershire CCC age group cricketer.

Frankie ONeill

Frankie Seggie

Teacher of Physical Education and Mathematics. BSC (Hons) Sports Studies, PGCE Secondary PE (Bath Spa University). Rounders and Netball coaching qualifications and Gym Instructor.

Downside sports graduates

Rebecca Culverwell

Resident Graduate Assistant (Sports) specialising in hockey and netball. BA (Hons) 1st class in Business Studies and Sport studies (University of Stirling). Represented University of Stirling at hockey and curling. Resident tutor in Isabella House.

Rory Worsman

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.

Ben Edge

Ben Edge

Hockey Coach. Former Hockey Wales International player. BSc (hons) Exercise Sports Science, PGCE Secondary PE (University of Exeter)

Oliver Simper

Oliver Simper

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

Football Coach Downside School

Paul Hunt

Football Coach. Head of Chemistry. FA level 1 award in football coaching. Specialist in Volleyball having played for over 30 years, reaching national league standard.