The School is fortunate to have a well qualified and enthusiastic group of staff who are dedicated to providing the pupils with opportunities to participate and compete in the wide range of sports and physical activities that are available to the students.
Director of Sport - Rick Sellers
RFU Senior Coach and former elite coach mentor who has ran Rugby at BGS for twenty years. During which time he also exerted influence as the Forwards’ Coach at Bristol RFC, Bristol Academy U21 and Aberavon. His role now is to develop the whole range of sport at the School and to encourage the students and staff to achieve the highest standards of performance whilst encouraging active participation by all.
Head of PE - Fran Ripley
As the Girls’ First XI Coach with a Level 3 hockey, Level 3 IAPS, and Level 1 hockey umpiring qualification, she is heavily involved in hockey throughout the region and acts as coach to the south west regional squad.
Head of cricket and boys hockey - Kevin Blackburn
As a level 3 cricket and level 1 hockey umpire he has played a major role in the development of both cricket and hockey at the School. He is an accomplished club and minor counties cricketer where he establishes standards of excellence amongst the students and encourages the boys to strive for success.
Head of Girls' sport - Vicky Ryan
As a level 2 hockey coach her role is to organise and co-ordinate girls sport fixtures throughout the School: she has had a marked influence upon the development of girls’ sport at BGS where we are justifiably proud of both the standard of play and the wealth of opportunities available to our students.
Head of Rugby - Ben Scott
As a Level 2 RFU coach he is in charge of the First XV and co ordinates the development of Rugby within the School. He has had much experience coaching both in this country and in New Zealand.
PE Department - Leanne Lewis
Coach to the netball First VII and Level 2 qualified, she is still actively involved in playing the game at a high level and can offer the girl’s enormous insight into the intricacies of competitive sport.
PE Department - Rachel John
Former Head of girl’s sport and Head of House, she is a Level 2 hockey coach who can offer a wealth of experience to aid the development of sport in the School.
PE Department - Peter Jakobek
A level 1 hockey coach and umpire, he has enormous experience as a school coach where his expertise extends across the whole activity range.
Deputy Head - Peter Huckle
A member of the RFU Elite Refereeing Unit, he is able to offer his expert knowledge and guidance to both the students and staff to the enormous benefit of Rugby within the School.
In addition to the Sports' Department, there are a large number of full-time staff who are closely involved with sport at BGS.