We were delighted to hear that OV and former member of staff Rex Hazeldine (Ch 52-58) has been presented with the Loughborough University Medal in recognition of outstanding service during the December 2019 graduations. A well as this, along with two other colleagues from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Rex received the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award, in recognition of his amazing career in Sports Science and Coaching. Rex was a pupil at King’s from 1952 to 1958 and returned to King’s as a member of staff for 6 happy years from 1962 to 1968 teaching Physical Education. Rex says, “I owe King’s School a great deal both as a boy there and then as a young teacher.”
Following King’s, Rex lectured in Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University for 23 years and then was Director of Sport at the University for another 7 years. He also coached the rugby at Loughborough for 20 years.
Externally, Rex was the Sports Scientist and Fitness Coach to the England Mens Rugby Squad for seven years followed by doing the same work for the England Womens Rugby Squad for another six years. Rex was Sports Scientist to the England Bowls Squad at five Commonwealth Games and was inducted into the UK Coaching Hall of Fame in 2001.