Sarah Kett is a recent convert to chess teaching. After watching husband Tim in action - both playing and coaching - for so many years and then seeing her own children learn the game, she has belatedly realised just how enjoyable the game is - and how beneficial it is to young people to learn and play the game!

 

She works with Tim in running Cardiff School Chess Clubs and specialises in teaching beginners. Not being a strong player herself she understands more clearly than expert players how newcomers see the game and has built a strong rapport with many young pupils.

 

Aside from actively teaching Sarah has also had much wider roles in chess administration in recent years. She has held several posts within the WCU (Welsh Chess Union) and is currently Development Director and a member the Junior Committee. She has had great success in recent years persuading Cardiff headteachers just how many benefits chess can bring their pupils and helping them to establish and continue to run clubs in schools with no previous history of chess.