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Director of Sport: Bobby Skelton

Bobby Skelton joins Mount Kelly, from Sussex, as the new Director of Sport for the School In September 2018. He comes with an impressive track record of involvement in independent school sport; and success in both playing and coaching sport at a high level.

In his youth, Bobby was awarded a rugby scholarship to university. He has a proven track record of playing semi-professional rugby at academy, regional and national league level for various clubs, ultimately winning the National County Cup in 2002 at Twickenham with Hampshire. Bobby studied Sport Science at Chichester, and subsequently completed his PGCE in secondary Physical Education. After retiring from playing, he went on to coach in the Sussex set up with the U20’s age group before moving to Brighton Blues Men’s 1st XV – where he was instrumental in their winning of the National Intermediate Cup at Twickenham in 2013.

In his teaching career, Bobby has been Director of Sport of various independent schools, one of them a leading prep school in the South East. This experience has given him a clear understanding of developing grassroots sports while maintaining the developmental transitions all the way through a pupil's sporting career. He has overseen National title runs at school level in both girls and boys sport and overseen the introduction of numerous players into elite pathways and representative sport at regional and national level. Bobby's focus remains on creating varied sports programmes in which pupils of all abilities can access competitive sport.

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.