Phillip Poole & Phillipa Towler-Green at the European Championships 2007
|Full name||Phillip Christopher Poole|
|Country represented||United Kingdom|
24 June 1981 |
Windsor, Berkshire, England
|Home town||Windsor, Berkshire|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Skating club||Streatham Club, London|
|ISU personal best scores|
Phillip Poole's skating career began in 1986 at the age of five and he competed at his first British Championships in 1991. In the 1990s he was the British champion in novice-level single skating. He was also the champion in intermediate-level solo ice dancing before commencing his couples ice dance career, initially partnering Holly Hambrook in 1998.
With his second partner, Charlotte Clements, Poole became the 2002 British bronze medalist on the senior level. The following year he teamed up with Phillipa Towler-Green and was coached by former World Champion, Diane Towler. Poole and Towler-Green were the 2005-2008 British silver medalists and the 2004 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalists.
Poole and Towler-Green represented Great Britain at the European Figure Skating Championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In March 2009, they competed at the World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles, representing Great Britain alongside Sinead Kerr and John Kerr.
Between 2001-2009, Poole was a member of the British Olympic squad.
(with Phillipa Towler-Green)
|Ondrej Nepela Memorial||5th|
(with Charlotte Clements)
(with Holly Hambrook)
(as a single skater)
(as a solo ice dancer)
Phillip Poole has been an accredited National Ice Skating Association coach since 1999 and has taught at Slough and Alexandra Palace ice rinks. Since 2009 he has taught at the John Nike Leisuresport Complex in Bracknell, Berkshire, where he is a full-time coach.
Achievements of skaters coached by Poole in solo ice dance:
|Competition||Level and discipline||Year||Placement|
|British Championships||Pre-novice Men's||2010||1st|
|British Championships||Novice Men's||2010||1st|
|British Championships||Senior Ladies||2010||2nd|
|British Championships||Senior Men's||2010||1st|
|British Championships||Senior Ladies||2009||1st|
|British Championships||Intermediate Men's||2009||1st|
|British Championships||Novice Men's||2008||2nd|
|British Championships||Intermediate Ladies||2007||2nd|
|British Championships||Junior Men's||2007||3rd|
|British Championships||Primary Men's||2006||2nd|
|British Championships||Novice Men's||2005||2nd|
|British Championships||Primary Men's||2000||1st|
(in couples ice dance)
A young Poole is featured in 1998's The Young Ice Skater and Dorling-Kindersley's Superguides: Ice Skating (2000) books, where he is illustrated demonstrating moves and positions on the ice.
In October 2010 Poole starred in the charity gala event Inspiration on Ice where he performed ice dance routines with Dr Charlotte Hawkins, a Harley Street consultant in aid of Cancer Research UK, following an intensive 9-month training programme to take her from beginner level through to capable ice dancer. The event was hosted by Nicky Slater and Christopher Biggins, and also featured Poole's own ice dancers and other members of Bracknell Ice Skating Club.
Phillip played the role of Prince Charming in the 2010 Bracknell ice pantomime, Cinderella on Ice and between 2010-11 he was the stand-in male pro skater for series 6 of Dancing on Ice with his celebrity partner, Faye Tozer, from Steps.
- Dobor, Helga (2005). "Interview with the British Icedancers James and Phillip and their Towler-Green girls". Absolute Skating.
- "Competition Results: Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE". International Skating Union.
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