Born in South Africa, sport and exercise have always played a huge role in my life. From swimming and water polo at school, playing rugby at Stellenbosch University, then moving to England to play for London Scottish, I’m officially crazy about it. I came late to the field of education after a period coaching county level rugby, I qualified as a teacher in 2006 and completed an M(Ed) at St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham. I later moved to Mexico City with my wife to teach and earned a cap for Mexico in Cricket, then spent five years teaching in Abu Dhabi, joining DBS in 2020. I still enjoy all aspects of what sport and activities has to offer and can regularly be found puffing away on a rugby pitch or at CrossFit, swinging a golf club on the greens of Dubai, kitesurfing, swimming, road cycling or hiking. I am a practical, hands-on teacher and prioritize building great relationships with my students, while having them learn to enjoy movement and being healthy. I believe these are the things that will help balance us as we progress on our journey as lifelong learners.