We are delighted to announce that Old Verlucian, Sara Symington, will join us as part of the Thomas Arnold Lecture series on 14th November.

Sara became Performance Director at England Netball three years ago and recently led the England Roses to a historic gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Other career junctures include a six year stint as  Performance Director at Archery GB, three years at UK Sport as a Performance Advisor, two years as a Business Manager in the City and three years as a police officer working in Nottingham inner city. Presently she is Vice Chair of the UK Performance Director Strategic Group and a NED on the British Boxing Board. Her education includes a B.Sc. in Sports Science and Social Science & a M.Sc. in Sport Science (physiology bias).

Most notable sporting achievements include representing GBR at both triathlon and cycling – the latter involved two Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games in road cycling, and multiple world championships. Sara was the first female to podium at World Cup level for GBR in 1998 and continues to challenge herself outside work in endurance based sports ranging from half ironman’s to adventure races & individualised coaching. Sara is an Old Verlucian and attended Warminster School between 1984-88. 

The lecture will conclude with a Q&A session, time to meet Sara and post-lecture discussions over drinks and canapés.

Although this event is free to attend, booking is essential – booking link.