08 Sep, 2023
I am writing to express my profound interest in any upcoming opportunities within your esteemed institution that align with my unique experience and qualifications. My particular interest lies in rugby coaching, but I bring a diverse range of skills and experiences that I believe could be a great asset to your school community. I spent the past four years working full-time as an Academy Coach at London Irish RFC (2019-2023), where I nurtured young talent and cultivated their skills in preparation for elite competition. I have helped athletes on their journey to successful premiership and international rugby careers. During this time, I also completed a Masters in Sports Coaching, which further deepened my understanding and knowledge of nurturing and developing athletic talent. Unfortunately, the club recently went into administration, and I am now seeking new challenges. Prior to my work at London Irish RFC, I had a fulfilling four-year tenure at the England Rugby NGB (2015-2019), working in rugby development. In this role, I was constantly seeking new and creative ways to engage people with rugby to help promote the game and widen its appeal. This experience allows me to bring innovation and creativity to the sporting curriculum of your institution. Beyond my commitment to rugby, I have a PGCE (QTS) and spent a year teaching French at Taunton School (2014-2015). During my time there, I also had the opportunity to mentor a tutor group in a boarding house, gaining valuable experience in pastoral care. My teaching experience combined with my passion for languages allows me to offer my services to the Languages Department at your institution if ever required. My love for sports extends beyond rugby and squash. I also play cricket for a local club in Hampshire, and my expertise in this sport could prove beneficial to your institution's cricket team or general sports curriculum. I reside on the premises of St Swithun 's School in Winchester with my wife and our two daughters. My wife runs a boarding house, which further adds to our familiarity with school environments and the specific dynamics involved in managing student wellbeing . Their education and development are dear to my heart, which motivates me even more to contribute to a school environment. I believe that children should be encouraged to reach their full potential, both academically and in their extracurricular pursuits. In conclusion, I believe that my blend of teaching experience, rugby coaching expertise, and passion for sports, fortified by a Master's degree in Sports Coaching, would be a great fit for your institution. I would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your sporting curriculum, and I am confident that my skills and experience would be beneficial to your students. Thank you very much for taking this time to ready my expression of interest. I am open to any opportunities you might have in mind and would appreciate the chance to further discuss how I could fit into your school community.
Head of Rugby Winchester, UK