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Director of Sport – Simon Charles

Mr Simon Charles
Joined Stonyhurst 1991

Simon Charles was awarded a 1st Class BA (Hons)  in Sports Studies and PGCE from Cardiff University School of Sport.  He then took an MSc in Sports Science at Loughborough University.

Simon remained at Loughborough University, working for the Science & Engineering Research Council and Sports Coach UK, developing field based fitness tests before spending a year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville USA playing and coaching the Varsity rugby team.

He returned to UK to take up the post at Stonyhurst in 1991 and has been Director of Sport since 1995, with his main area of specialism being Rugby Union.

Simon has played and coached at various county and representative levels, including coaching the Nigeria National 7’s Team. He has coached Stonyhurst teams to national success at the Rosslyn Park 7’s Tournament as well as developing Lancashire County Cup Winners at 15-a side.