Sevenoaks School has long been proud of its innovative approach to education and academic excellence, whilst providing well-renowned sporting opportunity and provision for all, regardless of ability.
The recently established Performance Team, working out of the Sennocke Sports Centre, Sevenoaks School will help promote participation and develop performance throughout school sport and to create an environment to foster greater relationships with local teams and athletes.
Working closely with both Education and Enterprise staffing structures, particularly the Director of Sport and the Sennocke Sports Centre Manager, the Performance Team has been set the task of further developing a High Performance culture within school sport and to provide opportunity and support to local young sportspeople with significant, and proven, sporting potential.
The Performance Team’s concept for sports and performance is simple. Through the provision of world class facilities, the support of motivated, experienced and dedicated staff and the implementation of an adaptive and winning mind-set, they believe that the potential for Sport and Performance at Sevenoaks School, and the wider community, is immeasurable.
The team is led by Garrath Williams, the newly appointed Sports Performance & Programme Manager, who has recent consultancy experience in High Performance and Sports Leadership in both the UK and Australia.
Working closely with key stakeholders in the school, including their Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme athletes, the team has been recently augmented by the appointment of a full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Geoff Marshall worked in the Premiership Football League and completed a full Olympic cycle with Team GB Fencing before accepting a role at Sevenoaks School, he also regularly provides S&C coaching to the British Special Forces.
Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge that has already helped provide valuable insight and specific S&C instruction to pupils, affiliated Sevenoaks clubs such as the Sevenoaks Suns and regionally based Saracens Rugby Academy players.
It is also their intent to add further to their team moving forward as they strive to enhance the High Performance culture as well as developing a Sports Science capability and well-being ethos at the school.