“I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF SPORT”
That is why I am thrilled to announce some exciting new developments at Luckley House School.
In my short time as the new Head of our School, I have been keen to make positive changes for the
future, across all departments and facilities – starting with sport. Today, I am honoured to announce a new All Weather Pitch and Athlete Development Programme – and I extend a warm welcome to our new Director of Sport, Mr Matthew Humphrey BSc.
It has been wonderful to watch our athletes at Luckley House School flourish – and I am so excited for the future of our Sports Department under Matt’s leadership. Together, we will help the next generation believe in the future of sport, too. Matt’s enthusiasm, love for sport and growth mindset are helping to raise our athletes to a new level.
“Teaching is about relationships; using them to create the appropriate environment – with a good amount of challenge – that motivates the individual to want to learn, participate and perform.
I love the football analogy of having 11 teams of one, rather than one team of 11. Winning or losing does
not build character – it reveals it. In my time at Luckley House, I have seen exceptional growth in the PE and Sports Department. I love the pupils and the school, and I cannot wait to see what the next chapter has in store for us.”
MATT HUMPHREY DIRECTOR OF SPORT (SEPTEMBER 2021)
NEXT-GENERATION ASTROTURF AND LIGHTING
We are beyond excited to reveal the development of a multi-use games area, complete with floodlights and a next-generation All Weather Pitch, to take Luckley House School into the future of sport.
Our new sports facility will expand our curriculum and provision for all sports – giving our pupils more
opportunities to participate and perform than ever. To overcome the short days and inclement weather of the winter months, we are installing a competition-ready, all weather playing surface and lighting system, suitable for national matches year-round. It will become the new home of our 9-a-side football team – and will grow to include a purpose-built spectator area for match days.
Our new multi-use games area will allow us to deliver hockey lessons, host up to two competitive 7-a-side fixtures at a time and will also contain a number of tennis and netball courts.
To complement these new state-of-the-art facilities, we are rolling out a comprehensive Athlete Development Programme, to nurture our top sporting talent.
ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ADP)
We have developed our new Athlete Development Programme (ADP) to help our pupils become the best
versions of themselves that they can be in sport. It is aimed at our scholars and pupils who demonstrate sporting promise.
Our Junior and Senior programmes are tailored to the needs of each pupil – and include strength and conditioning, functional movement patterns, flexibility training, physical literacy as well as sport-specific skills training. Training sessions are run by Mr Nate Standing, our Graduate Sports Assistant.
Alongside the practical sessions, the ADP includes a year-long programme of workshops ranging from dealing with pressure, a balanced diet, goal-setting and getting the best out of yourself.
The programme also empowers our senior pupils to become mentors for our lower ADP and this is organised by Mr Humphrey.
Mrs Areti Bizior, Head