Head's Blog: New era for Moulsford sport
Head's Blog

I am delighted to announce that Lee Chaffey has been appointed Moulsford’s Director of Sport. Lee joined the School in November working closely with James Springer (prior to his departure) before becoming our interim Director of Sport in January. As this is such an important role, we advertised the post and had applications from an extremely strong field of candidates.  Lee’s experience, passion and commitment to prep school sport shone through during the interview process, and we know that he will lead Moulsford sport forward in a really positive direction, with inclusivity, opportunity and competition being at the forefront of his thinking. Lee, who was previously Director of Sport at the Oratory Prep School, is very excited about the future of Moulsford sport, as are we.

This week has been a busy one on the sporting front with hockey fixtures against Summer Fields, our Under11 hockey team in action at the IAPS regional qualifier, football against Caldicott and The Dragon and our Under 8 and Under 9 footballers playing Pinewood.

Sadly the Rugby Sevens season has yet to begin due to bad weather, but it was great to welcome Adedayo Adebayo to Moulsford to coach our senior 7s team on Thursday. Dayo played for Bath and was capped for England nine times as well as winning the Sevens World Cup with England in 1993.

Although team sports are extremely popular at Moulsford, we recognise that providing opportunities for individual sports is just as important. Such sports encourage self-discipline, self-awareness, and personal progress, complementing the collaboration, communication, and social skills derived from team sports. This week has seen a number of cross-country fixtures where boys from Year 3 to Year 8 have run as individuals, but at the same time earned points for their team. On Saturday, Moulsford won the Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 trophies at the South Oxfordshire County Championships. This was followed by Moulsford topping the leaderboard at the Years 3-8 boys’ event at the Oratory Prep School on Monday, which was competed between eight schools. After performing exceptionally well at both events the future looks bright for our runners.

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