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New Director of Sport at Hampshire Collegiate School

Published Monday 17th of March 2014 11:58:13 AM

Hampshire Collegiate School (HCS) is pleased to introduce their new Director of Sport, Mr Andrew Egford who joined the school at the start of the spring term.

Andrew�s role at HCS is to oversee all areas of sport and PE curriculum. Part of this role is to co-ordinate all the fixtures for the HCS. Andrew is also responsible for developing all sporting facilities on HCS�s 130 acre campus.

�Our aim is to provide opportunity for all pupils to have an enjoyable and challenging experience with sport at HCS,� explained Andrew.

�Another part of my role is to oversee the team of full and part time teaching staff. There are currently eight full-time staff and three Prep School staff, who work alongside two external hockey coaches, two London Irish Community rugby coaches, one tennis coach, one golf coach and other part-time multi-sport coaches.� he said.

Andrew has exciting plans for future developments. �My philosophy is that all pupils should find an interest for life-long participation in sport by the time they leave HCS. This means offering a full and broad experience, with high quality coaching, that enables pupils to develop at their own rate. I aim to increase participation levels in golf, tennis, trampoline, and orienteering, as well as continuing with the development of the School�s already strong �team sports� of rugby, netball, cricket and hockey. I am also looking to establish an Australian Rugby exchange programme for our Senior School pupils.�

Andrew is married and has two young children. When not at work Andrew has a broad range of sporting interests that include surfing, golf, skiing, cycling and cricket. He is also fascinated in the psychology behind teaching and how a pupil�s mind is developed from an early age.

Andrew has been in teaching since 2007, after graduating from Exeter University. He joins HCS from a boarding school in Tavistock, Devon where he was Head of PE and boarding house master. Prior to this he played rugby and was a community rugby coach with Plymouth Albion RFC, Pontypool RFC and Exeter Chiefs RFC.

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