Rob is a Physical Education graduate from Otago University and completed his teacher training at the Christchurch College of Education before embarking on his teaching career.
Prior to completing his tertiary study, Rob completed his secondary schooling in Singapore, where he played senior rugby, cricket, basketball and volleyball. He also went on to represent Singapore in cricket and played a few "international" matches.
Rob secured his first teaching job at Shirley Boys’ High School, which he spent 10 years as a PE teacher. During part of that time, he was in charge of Outdoor Education at both junior and senior levels, and coached rugby teams from U15A through to 1st XV. It was at SBHS where his transition from a sportsman, playing senior rugby, basketball and cricket, to a coach took place.
In 2002, Rob accepted the position of Director of Sport at Christ’s College. At College he has also been the a boarding Housemaster, PE teacher and rugby and cricket coach. Currently, he teaches Physical Education and coaches cricket. In winter, Rob will again be involved with Canterbury Metro age group rugby, which he has coached for a number of years.
“It is an exciting time for sport at College. With the expansion of the sports department there is real scope and opportunity to push sport at College to new levels in many areas, while maintaining our objective of non-specialised excellence.”