Our Valuable Team Members
As a former first class cricketer himself – he played for Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Derbyshire over a 17 year career from 1991-2007 – Phil fully understands the challenges elite athletes face and the importance of providing a strong support network for them as they transition from a playing career into the mainstream. This is a central element to Mintridge’s use of ambassadors throughout their programmes.
Patrick’s history is in education. He was Director of Sport at St John’s College School in Cambridge and also Director of Cricket at Bedford Prep School. He currently coaches hockey and cricket at Oakham School, alongside running his own business as a graphic designer and illustrator from his family home in Oakham. Patrick’s sporting background is in cricket, having played the bulk of his career with Cambridgeshire CCC, with Somerset 2nd XI in 1999 and touring with MCC to Ghana and The Gambia in early 2003. He now plays at Uppingham CC in the Leicestershire Cricket League.
As an educationalist, Patrick loves nothing more than to see young people having an opportunity, seeing them progress and ultimately realising their potential, succeeding at whichever level they achieve within their chosen sport. Personally, he has a great love of sport with a particular interest in Eventing, although he possesses a very limited equestrian ability!