Eltham College is pleased to introduce our Sports Director, Marc Edwards, as part of our Meet the Teacher series.
With a background in sport science and extensive experience in teaching Physical Education, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our school community. Marc has a history of participation and excellence in various sports, including football, cricket, and hockey, where he represented his district, county, and even England at the age of 14. He was also a county age group captain for Worcestershire Cricket Club up to U17s and was named captain of the England U21’s hockey team at the Junior World Cup in Malaysia and Youth Olympics in Sydney, Australia where he won a Bronze Medal in the same year.
His experiences in hockey opened many doors for him, including the opportunity to extensively travel the world and study Sport Science at Loughborough University. He began his teaching career in 2012, training to be a PE teacher at KES, Birmingham. Since then, he has gained a diverse range of teaching and leadership experience, including two years at Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Head of Hockey at Princethorpe College, and most recently as Head of Physical Education & Games at Trinity School, Croydon.
Since joining Eltham College, Mr Edwards has been impressed with the students’ enthusiasm for physical activity and competitive sport, which is evident in the high participation rate. With our outstanding sports facilities and dedicated team of PE and Games teachers, the school is able to offer a wide-ranging PE, Games, and Co-curricular program. As we move into a fully co-educational setting Mr Edwards is eager to continue providing extensive opportunities for all students to stay physically active and reach new performance heights in our competitive core sport provision.