Interviews with Sport stars

Asking just three questions, our Director of Sport, Iain Simpson, discusses the career highs and lows of some notable sportsmen and women. He asks:

  1. What are you most proud of?
  2. What was the hardest point in your career and how did you cope with it?
  3. What advice would you give to your 16/17-year-old self?

Leicester Tigers and England winger Rugby player, Leon Lloyd

OO Kathryn Lane, former England & GB Hockey Player & Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist

OO Hockey Player Matthew Ramshaw

OO Sam Wolstenholme, Rugby Player

OO Golfer Emily Spiers

Edinburgh & Scotland Rugby Player Hamish Watson

Sailor Emily Nagel

OO Cricketer Lyndon James

Iain Simpson

Iain Simpson

Director of Sport

I joined Oakham in 2005 as Head of Sport Science and Director of Athletics, having worked in similar roles both in this country and Australia. I have been Director of Sport at Oakham since 2006; I coach rugby, run boys tennis, teach IB and A-level Biomechanics and am actively involved in research to develop psychological skills in young people.