Having been around rowing since a very young age, it was almost inevitable that Jason would be involved in the sport one way or another. Both his grandfather and father were or are members of Leander Club and regulars in the Stewards Enclosure at Henley, and as such he developed a considerable interest in the sport throughout his teens and early twenties. Indeed as a member of the Boat Race commentary team for the BBC, Jason’s grandfather (Tom Sutton) used to stand outside what is now KCS boat house!
His own rowing career started at school in Portsmouth where he helped revive the rowing club. Winning a bronze medal in an indoor grand prix was a considered achievement from the viewpoint of his Club. However at Exeter University he was able to go further and spent two years training with and racing for the university which included a win at Exeter Head. During the two years he spent time at a training camp in Seville, Spain as well as numerous hours on a canal next to the River Exe. In his first teaching post at Shrewsbury School in Shropshire, Jason continued his enthusiasm for the sport by both coaching and umpiring inter-house rowing including the famous bumps at the end of Summer Term. Since joining King’s College School Wimbledon in 2011, he has coached both the J15 and Girls squads and assisting with training camps in Banyoles (Spain) and Cork (Ireland) he is a valued and experienced member of the coaching team. Jason is delighted to be part of the senior coaching team at KCSBC.