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28 August 2017

Welcoming Phil Lewis as our new Director of Sport

Phil Lewis has been appointed as the new Director of Sport at King's College, Taunton from September.

Phil is a Housemaster at King’s and has been the Director of Cricket at the school for nine years. During this time a number of former pupils have graduated to play the game at first-class level, notably Jos Buttler and Craig Meschede. Phil is now relishing the chance to take a broader managerial role across sport and his experience at the school will serve him well.

A local boy who went to King’s himself, Phil has played cricket for Somerset, rugby for Loughborough University and hockey for Taunton Vale, as well as club cricket for Bishops Lydeard and Taunton Deane. He is also a very competent golfer, playing off 4 handicap.

Combining a broad knowledge of sport with a high level of coaching and playing experience, Phil aims to help develop pupils’ talents to the full and to support his coaching staff in a school that boasts a successful reputation in sport, as well as an excellent academic record.

Phil said: "I'm hugely excited about taking on this new role, especially as I am taking over at a very exciting time, with some superb new sporting facilities being built.

“We have a new indoor tennis/netball centre, an indoor cricket/sport performance centre and a new gym currently being developed and are going to be able to offer our wonderful pupils even better sporting provision. I'm also really looking forward to working more closely with some highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches and heads of sports, who are a big reason why sport is so strong at the school."

Richard Biggs, Headmaster at King’s College said: “Phil was the obvious choice to take over as Director of Sport. He has shown his mettle in leading King’s to the top of the cricketing pile, and I am excited to see him bringing that same enthusiasm and expertise to the wider sporting scene. I wish him every success in his new role.”

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