Full name:

James Gordon Thompson.

Where did you grow up?



I went to Stewart’s Melville College and Dollar Academy, then went to Napier University.

Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:

Director of Sport and I am currently in my 4th year at the school.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

I really enjoy the challenge of working with students of all ages and abilities. Also, working alongside Kevin Daniel.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

I help with a company called Budgy Smugglers, which is an Australian swimwear brand. I started working with them while I was playing Rugby. I also enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A professional Rugby player, Tennis player or Golfer.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The power to heal people.

What was the last book you read?

Jonny Wilkinson – My World

What is your favourite film?


Do you have any phobias or fears?

Losing to Wisbech.

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

Sunscreen (factor 50), a week’s supply of Irn Bru and some pick ‘n’ mix.

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