Dr Scott Drawer will take up the role of Director of Sport with effect from September 2018, bringing with him 20 years’ experience of high performance sport in a variety of roles and organisations.
Scott is currently Head of the Team Sky Performance Hub, where he is bringing together some of the elite thinkers in sport to look at new breakthroughs and explore human potential through sport and other creative domains.
Prior to this, he spent two years leading a team of technical staff across the player development pathway for England Rugby. Scott started his career within the Team GB Olympic and Paralympic system, working as Head of Research and Innovation at UK Sport (later English Institute of Sport). Scott developed and led the Research & Innovation programme across five Olympic and Paralympic Games, spanning all aspects of coaching, science, medicine and technology partnerships.
A regular speaker at international level in sport, business and industry, Scott holds a PhD in Injury Risk in Professional Football and an MSc in Sport Science from Loughborough University. Scott also has a PGCE in Further Education at Nottingham Trent University.
At Millfield, Scott will be a member of the Senior Management Team and act as the Headmaster’s key adviser on all matters relating to sport and its development within the school.
Headmaster, Craig Considine, commented; “Millfield has always had the courage to do things differently and the appointment of Scott Drawer is another of example of how innovation is a key part of the Millfield ethos. Scott will work closely with colleagues throughout the school, driving leadership within sport to develop our programmes still further. He will be a superb addition to the Millfield community.”
Dr Scott Drawer added; “I am excited to become part of the Millfield community and contribute to the development of sport in this outstanding establishment. Sport provides a unique lifelong development experience, whether competing at the highest level in your chosen sport or as a platform to develop the skills needed for modern life and work. The opportunity at Millfield to think differently about the way we understand, celebrate and value sport’s place in education has the potential to impact on sport on a national and international level.”