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Director of Sport: Gareth James BSc Hons/PGCE

Gareth James’s first love is cricket; at university Mr James captained the Cambridge MCCU programme and he has competed in 13 first class matches and the C&G 'A List' Trophy with Essex County Cricket Club.  Mr James also played first class cricket as an overseas professional in Colombo and Sri Lanka.

In 2007 Mr James completed his PGCE at Exeter University in Physical Education. Following which he returned to Essex to take up the role of MiC Cricket at Ilford County High and then Head of Cricket at New Hall School, Chelmsford, Essex where he also taught and coached Hockey and Rugby.

During this time Mr James spent eight years with Essex County Cricket Club’s youth development programme taking the lead coaching role with various sides including the U10 and U13s including four years spent with the U17 XI. Mr James also became a coach on the Emerging Players and Academy Programme, and assisted with the 2nd XI. His highest honours came when assisting the Essex CCC 1st XI throughout the Natwest T20 Blast and Royal London Cup campaigns in 2015/16 and the England U17 (London & South) side.

Mr James joined Mount Kelly as Director of Sport in September 2016.

Our Sporting Ethos

Here at Mount Kelly we aim to provide a sporting environment where by every pupil has the opportunity to achieve their potential. We want each student to find a sport they enjoy enough to pursue after leaving school. We strive for excellence both in performance and attitude, and cater for everyone – regardless of ability – by providing first class coaching, facilities and opportunities to train and compete.

At the heart of our framework are our core values; Respect, Commitment, Teamwork, Sportsmanship and Humility. We pride ourselves on the ability to learn from every sporting experience and enjoying sport across the Foundation.

Our 'major' sports are as follows (further information can be found on these below)

Michaelmas Term: Boys Rugby/Girls Hockey

Lent Term: Boys Hockey/Girls Netball

Summer Term: Boys Cricket/Girls Tennis & Athletics

As well as the above our pupils are offered a fantastic range of opportunities throughout our games programme where they receive 3 sessions per week making use of the outstanding facilities that we have here at Mount Kelly.

Fixture List

Click the below link to see the list of fixtures for this week.