18 Dec 2017
Introducing...Nick Hill - Head of Sports Performance

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Nick Hill

Position at Stowe:

Head of Athletic Development, Athletics and Cross Country

Playing career:

Junior Club:

1985 to 1996: Long Buckby Rugby Club


Rugby, Football, Cricket, Athletic s, Swimming

Professional Rugby:

Northampton Saints 1996 to 2001 (Captain U17, U19, U21, U21 Player of the Season)

England U19 5 Caps

1999 Junior Rugby World Cup

England Midlands U21, U19

East Midlands U16, U18, U20 (Runners-up U20 County Championship), Seniors

Exeter Chiefs 2001 to 2002 (Championship)

Bedford Clues 2002 to 2003 (Championship)

Nuneaton 2003 to 2005 (National Leagues)

Coaching career:

2003 to 2005: Head of Rugby, Northamptonshire Grammar School (now Pitsford School)

2005 to 2013: Director of Rugby, Denstone College

2013 to 2017: Director of Athletic Development and Director of Rugby, The Grange School, Santiago, Chile

Representative Rugby:

Head Coach Northamptonshire Schools U14 and U15

Head Coach East Midlands U16

Head Coach Staffordshire U16

Assistant Coach Midlands U16

Best sporting moment:

Representing England U19 v. France in France on my 19th birthday

Sporting heroes:

John Olver

Budge Poutney

Neil Back, Richard Hill and Lawrence Dallaglio

Richie McCaw

Coaching Mentors and Influencers:

Brian Ashton (former England Rugby Head Coach)

Wayne Smith (former All Blacks Head Coach)

Ben Ryan (former Fiji 7s and England 7s Head Coach)

Vern Gambetta (World renowned Athletic Development Coach)

Kelvin Giles (World renowned Athletic Development Coach)

Bill Knowles (World renowned Athletic Development Coach and ACL rehab expert)

Previous association with Stowe (playing etc…):

I first came to Stowe as an 11 year old rugby on the BT Cellnet summer rugby courses

I then played rugby against Stowe on the South front at U14 and U15

I then brought East Midlands U16 here on pre-season training camps

Mr Hughes was one of my first Northampton Saints coaches and East Midlands coaches

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