Union High School takes great pride in announcing that Mr Christopher Felix has been named as the new coach of the school’s 1st rugby team.
Mr Felix, a well-known educator at Union who is highly regarded by all his learners, has been teaching Accounting to the school’s seniors since 2014. He is currently also serving as the Senior Duty Master at Union’s senior boarding establishment, Arthur Kingwill House.
Since starting at Union, Mr Felix has been involved in the coaching of rugby in all the respective age groups, from u/13 right through to u/19, while attending numerous coaching clinics and courses over the years.
In addition to this, Mr Felix boasts some valuable coaching experience gained while serving as the assistant coach of the Eastern Province Country Districts team in 2018 and 2019.
Following his continuous successes with his EPCD teams at the Academy Week rugby tournaments, he was subsequently appointed as the head coach of the EPCD team for 2020/21, before the rugby season was shelved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With a coaching philosophy of ‘Humility breeds success”, we’re confident that the boys will thrive under Mr Felix’s knowledgeable and passionate tutelage.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be able to coach Union’s 1st team rugby boys this year. Following a difficult year in which they weren’t able to take to the field, they’re motivated and raring to go,” said Mr Felix on his appointment. “For me, the game needs to be exciting, fast-paced running rugby and, whilet is what I am looking forward to encouraging here, my main focus will be the boys’ growth and development and most importantly, they must enjoy it,” concluded Mr Felix.