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Outside the Classroom

Ed Thomason

Head of Boys Hockey and Cricket

Sports Taught:

  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Tennis

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness
  • UKCC Level 2 Rugby Coach
  • UKCC Level 2 Hockey Coach
  • UKCC Level 2 Cricket Coach

Past Experience

  • Member of South West Tennis Team
  • Achieving County Cricket and District Hockey
  • District Cricket Coach
  • Coach on the Gloucester Rugby Developing Player Program.

What made you want to coach sports?
It has always been something I have wanted to do from a young age. From my time in school through to now sport has always been a huge part of my life and something I have always found very fulfilling.

Seeing others improve and working with them to help them reach their goals is not only rewarding but it is also fun and something I thoroughly enjoy doing with all age groups.

What are your goals as a sports coach?                                   
My coaching philosophy is providing a positive sport experience for players and providing the opportunity for them to achieve their full potential through sport. This is done through having respect for the players, honouring the sport and having the physical safety and health of the athletes always on my mind. I put this across to the players using a number of different leadership styles when I am coaching.  

What are your highlights as a sports coach?                                                         
As a coach, winning the U18 County Plate Cricket Tournament 2018 is my most recent highlight. However coaching my club cricket team to the U13, U15 and U17 title 3 years in a row is definitely one of my most proud moments.

During my time at Rendcomb, guiding the U13 Boys rugby XV in 2017 to 11 wins and 2 losses across the season.