Matt Deegan was born and educated in the United Kingdom, studying his undergraduate degree at Nottingham University and his PGCE in Physical Education at Hull University. In an international teaching career of over 30 years, he has taught in England, Spain, Kenya, Indonesia, South Korea, Abu Dhabi and now, Malaysia. As well as loving to travel, Matt not surprisingly is a sports and fitness enthusiast and a keen Manchester United supporter. He still trains for and competes in Triathlon events. Matt will be leading the Academic PE programme at POWIIS – where both IGCSE and A level PE are both now embedded in the curriculum. He is also looking forward to providing opportunities for the students to take part in ECAs, House and School Sports events, tournaments and competitions – including trips both within Malaysia and also, to international destinations.