Meet the Staff

Meet the Boarding Staff

Troy Stanley - Current Director of Boarding


Troy Stanley (ON 1995) is the Head of Boarding at Edmund Webb House. His other responsibilities within the school include teaching PDHPE. He has coached Rugby and Cricket at all levels from U13s to 1st XV and 1st XI. He has also been involved in the Athletics and Cadet programs. Troy loves getting outdoors for a run and a swim at the beach or a game of golf. He is also a very keen photographer. Troy is due to begin further postgraduate study in Athlete Development and Adolescent Psychology in the near future.

Troy lives onsite with his wife Brie and three young children Noa, Sage and Kingston.

Tom Lever


Tom Lever is the 2iC of Mathematics at Newington College and is all for enjoying a game of touch football, golf and sudoku. He is also one of the coaches for Rugby in the Co-curricular program at Newington College. In a previous life, Tom played for England in the U20 Rugby League World Cup. He is a proud St Helen supporter.

Rex Nottage


Coach Rex Nottage is the Director of Basketball at Newington and has a profound reputation around the world as one of Australia’s finest Basketball coaches. Rex lives in the Boarding House with his wife – Marie and son Reed who is a student at the College.

He supports the Indiana Pacers, and is a qualified pilot who owns a small plane.

Brad Gill


Brad Gill (ON 1992) is a teacher of Design and Technology, PDHPE and is currently coaching the 1st XV Rugby team. Brad is the most successful rugby coach in Newington’s history. An ex-professional player himself, Brad has proud links with Randwick Rugby Club, where he represented their 1st XV through the club’s glory days. Brad is involved in Newington Challenge and enjoys camping, surfing and getting back to Newcastle whenever he can.

Will Van Asperen


Will van Asperen (ON 2006) is an English, Latin and Philiosophy and Religious Studies teacher and Year 7 Mentor at Newington College. Will is an Old Newingtonian and was the Senior Prefect in 2006 (School Captain equivalent). He coaches Water Polo, referees Rugby and is an Officer of Cadets. He lives in the Boarding House with his wife Mandy, both of whom play in various local brass bands.