Repton is looking forward to welcoming former professional footballer and experienced coach Luke Webb as Technical Director of Football in September 2023.

Luke was an apprentice footballer in Arsenal FC’s youth academy and went on to play professionally at Coventry City FC in the Championship and then Hereford United FC before embarking on a career in coaching. He joins Repton from Bradfield College where he spent 14 years creating and developing a nationally acclaimed elite football programme. He was also Assistant Coach at Bloomsbury Futsal where he delivered regular coaching sessions to a team of international players.

With experience of professional and grassroots football coupled with a passion for educating and developing people through football, Luke is uniquely placed to take Repton’s programme to new heights, while ensuring that pupils receive the very best individualised support and personal development.

“A particular balance is required when considering the sport of football within the education sphere” Luke explains. “For me they are one and the same, but it takes a vast array of knowledge and experience to see the complementary nature between them and even more skill to facilitate elite development through their interaction, whilst being empathetic to the values of an institution. My experience has allowed me to understand these nuances and I am looking forward to joining like-minded people striving for excellence in both the field of football and people development.”

Commenting on the appointment, Repton’s Headmaster Mark Semmence said: “Luke is an inspirational leader with ambitious plans to push Repton’s football provision and pupil support across all participation levels. He has clearly demonstrated longevity of excellence in football coaching and people development, and we are thrilled to have him join the Repton family next academic year.”

Football at Repton marries the best of tradition with a modern approach, the joy of mass participation with focused, high-level performance. In recent years, the school has won a host of trophies: the boys have won U18 ESFA Cup twice, the Hudl Independent Schools’ League three times, the ISFA sixes twice, and the Barry Burns ISFA Northern 8s six times. The girls have won the ISFA U18 National 7-a-side competition, the ISFA U18 Midlands League (four times in five editions) and the ISFA U15 Northern 7-a-side in recent years.

Learn more about the football programme at Repton