Coach Tom was born and raised in Hong Kong but attended Boarding School and University in the UK. While at school, Tom competed at county and national level at multiple sports, including rugby, hockey, athletics and swimming.
During university, Tom played elite level rugby league, before returning to Hong Kong and switching codes to play Rugby Union for Hong Kong Football Club. Tom has also represented Hong Kong at age grade in Rugby Union and seniors in Rugby League.
Since suffering an injury during a tournament which forced him to stop playing rugby, Tom has been fully dedicated to coaching and inspiring young people to play and enjoy sports.
"I try to bring a large amount of energy and humour into my classes, because if the coach is having fun, the kids will follow. My classes are a safe place for children to learn by doing, try everything at their own pace and make mistakes. Above all, my classes are about the inclusion and enjoyment of all students regardless of ability.
Sports at their core are about having fun, being active and playing with friends. So my style focuses on kids playing as much as possible - as opposed to lecturing or waiting in line.
My favourite sport to coach is rugby, but having grown up playing and trying a wide range of sports, I love them all!"
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Women's Coach | HKFC Rugby
Head Coach | Minisport HK
World Rugby Level 2 Coach
HKRU Qualified Rugby Coach
World Rugby Level 1 Strength and Conditioning for Adults
World Rugby Level 1 Strength and Conditioning for Children
World Rugby Concussion Management Certification
NRL Community Coach Certification
NRL International Games Coach Certification
NRL Modified Games Coach Certification
FA BT Playmaker
FA First Aid in Football
FA Safeguarding Children
US Soccer Grassroots Coaching License
Basketball Australia 'Aussie Hoops' Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid | Emergency Care & Safety Institute
Minisport Qualified Coach