Frances Low has been named as the Coach of the Year, 2011.
Frances started playing croquet in 1993 at Rottingdean following an illustrious career as a member of the Sussex County Cricket Club committee and quickly showed her ability with a croquet mallet.
She gained her Grade 1 coaching qualification in 2002 and then progressed to Grade 2 a few years later under the guidance of Brian Teague (A former Coach of The Year). She is also an Association referee. Frances has done a considerable amount of coaching at SCCC running various internal, SECF & CA courses including coaching at The Summer School. In addition she has also coached at Rottingdean.
When The Academy was formed, Frances agreed to be The Administration Officer. She showed her ability to structure and administer the Academy coaching courses effectively. She also demonstrated an ability as an excellent coach undoubtedly helped by her successful career as a mathematics teacher.
One of her recent highlights was to run an Academy course with her husband for a French club visiting the Academy. The course was conducted in French!
Without her and her husband, John, the Academy would not be the success it is today.