Meet the team
Head of PE and lead teacher of the boy's football development centre.
Mr Hutton is an ex-professional footballer, level 2 coach and is responsible for football at Easington Academy. He has a vast amount of coaching experience having coached numerous school and district teams over the past 15 years. Currently, Mr Hutton coaches the Easington Academy School teams and the East Durham Schools District teams.
" I am really excited about the launch of the boys football development centre and can't wait to work with students of all abilities to improve their football performance."
PE Teacher and Lead Coach of the girls football development centre.
Miss Hawkins is a UEFA B License coach who also coaches for Durham Regional Talent Club and the Durham County U14 side. Miss Hawkins also enjoys playing badminton and has done so up to county level.
Fun fact: Miss Hawkins has coached football in Zambia on a number of occasions and regularly returns to work with a local team.
PE teacher and rugby lead.
Mr King represented Hong Kong schools in the early 90s. He continued his love for rugby by playing for local teams in his community. Mr King is a sports enthusiast and plays many sports socially including 5-a-side football, cycling, badminton, weight training and skiing although his biggest passion is rugby union.
"I want to extend my passion for rugby by expanding and developing the sport within school and in local clubs."
PE teacher and netball lead.
Mrs Wilkes is a sports enthusiast and plays netball for Allsorts, a Durham based team, rows and competes in athletic events. Mrs Wilkes coaches for Durham Palatinates and is currently undertaking her Level 2 coaching award. Mrs Wilkes is passionate about developing the sport and her players as she sees the value that the team sport brings to her players on both a physical and emotional level.
"It is never too late to be part of a team sport or individual sport and I am hoping that I can inspire my students by sharing my own personal experiences. Let's engage, include and connect through sport."