Accomplished sportsman joins St Swithun’s Prep School as Head of Sport

10 May 2020

St Swithun’s Prep School, Winchester, has appointed Mark Heffernan as Head of Sport. Mr Heffernan took up his new post at the start of the summer term.

An accomplished cricketer and cricketing coach, Mr Heffernan currently plays for the Southern Premier Cricket League. He is also an endurance athlete with eight marathons and an ultra-marathon under his belt and lists cross-country running and athletics as his sporting passions.

Mr Heffernan joined St Swithun’s Prep from Ditcham Park School where he taught sport from nursery through to year 11. He was selected from a strong field of candidates and impressed the school with his vision to take sport forward with a strong commitment to both inclusive and competitive sport.

He said ‘I am excited to join such a well-renowned prep school and to be taking up the challenge to meet the high expectations of St Swithun’s. I look forward to using all my experience, both professionally and personally to further the development of sport at the school and to ensure each and every child has the opportunity to flourish within the sports programme.’

Mr Heffernan begins his new post delivering innovative and engaging physical activity and sports skills sessions online for children throughout the prep school.





Photo: New head of sport at St Swithun’s Prep School, Mark Heffernan.