Chris joined Sherborne School in September 2019. He has played professionally for teams including Leicester City, Bristol City and Yeovil Town FC in a career spanning 19 years. Prior to joining us, he was player-coach at Exeter City and holds a UEFA B coaching licence. Chris has worked under many England managers including Steve MacClaren, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Aidy Boothroyd and Nigel Pearson. 

At Sherborne School, Chris works with all age groups and specifically with the U18A squad who are currently playing in the Football WISL (Wessex Independent Schools League). Importantly for the School, Chris is running CPD opportunities for Staff with the over-arching aim of improving confidence and competence in delivery, something which Chris is hoping to bring to local schools in the near future. 

Recently achieving a First Class degree in Sports and Exercise Science, Chris’s role sees him work with the School’s Sport Scholars across all disciplines as part of the School’s High Performance Programme, where he utilises to improve technique, as well as develop tactical knowledge and understanding. 

Chris is passionate about continuing to develop an environment in which all players are able to flourish, whilst being honest, respectful and hardworking. Furthermore, Chris believes that the foundation of a player’s development is enjoyment, something Chris aspires to bring to each session, and, with his approachable caring manner, we are sure that Sherborne Football will continue to go from strength to strength! 

Chris lives locally to Sherborne with his wife Sarah and two children, Isaac and Poppy.