Nick GandyDirector of Sport
Hi, I’m Nick Gandy and I am the Director of Sport at Framlingham College. We are currently enjoying an unprecedented era of success and are now seen as a centre of excellence for sport nationally. Our vision is to be the destination of choice for young people who are looking to excel in their chosen sport. A number of our pupils are currently engaged with International Squads, Regional Squads, Performance Centres, Academies and County Squads. We compete in all of the major school sporting competitions nationally and embark on tours regularly. In recent years this has included trips to South Africa, the UAE and Europe, as well as a number of short breaks closer to home.
Lisa LetchfordHead of Hockey
Lisa is currently the Lead Talent Development Coach for England Hockey. She is also Head Coach of the England U18 Girls’ squad. Lisa has an outstanding track record as both a player and coach. She was capped 97 times for England and Great Britain, playing at the World Cup in 2006 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Her coaching career took her to Belgium, where she gained invaluable experience as a Head Coach in both the men’s and women’s club game, becoming Head Coach of the Belgium Girls’ U18 squad and Assistant Coach to the Men’s Indoor National Team. In 2020, Lisa returned to the UK to take up her roles with England Hockey.
Lisa is highly driven and motivated. She is committed to developing a passion and excitement for hockey throughout the College, and to nurturing talent at all levels, from the youngest Prep School players to our 1st XI squads.
Lucy CollishawHead of Netball
Hi, I’m Lucy Collishaw and I am the Head of Netball. Some of my career highlights include captaining the England U17, U19 and U21 squads at the European Championships, as well as captaining the British Universities squad at the World university games. Being an international netballer, has given me, a wealth of experience to be able to share with the girls throughout their netball journey here.
I absolutely love coaching young athletes and have been involved in both Mavericks and Loughborough Lightning franchise youth pathways respectively. I have also been the assistant coach for the regional performance academy and am currently the lead coach of the Norfolk Netball satellite academy.
Richard DaynesHead of Tennis
Richard Daynes in his role as Head of Tennis at Framlingham College oversees all tennis activity at both the Senior and Prep Schools. The tennis programme involves over 170 of our children with both individual lessons and group squads available. The College has a busy competitive programme and has had lots of success on a local and national level. Currently Prep School players are the holders of 4 national titles whilst recently the Senior School have been runners up in a national Under 18 event.
As a Level 4 coach and Loughborough University graduate, Richard has spent his career since university working as a lead coach at a number of different institutions and sports clubs. He has experience of coaching players at all levels-from beginner to players that have been a part of the Great Britain junior squad. Richard has represented Suffolk, at all levels, including captaining the Mens’ Senior team and being a part of this team for 15 years. Richard has won numerous county titles in junior age groups. Richard has also captained a number of junior county teams from Under 8 through to Under 18 level. These teams have had success at both a Regional and National level. He has been awarded Suffolk Coach of the Year and is a highly respected member of the local coaching community.