Trustees

TRY & STOP US

Chairperson

I was initially involved with Strathmore Community Trust in 2019 when they were looking to expand opportunities via Unified Rugby.

On a daily basis I have the pleasure of teaching sports, health and wellbeing to young adults with a range of abilities and see first hand the wide reaching benefits of this for everyone involved.

The Trust was a perfect fit to help support positive, meaningful and sustainable transition into community opportunities.    For many beneficiaries this option just wasn’t available or accessible – the Trust broke down these barriers and opened up possibilities. I was delighted to volunteer and work with the Trust who welcomed and engaged all of my sports enthusiasts.

I have been involved in the world of Disability Sport for over 30 years. I have had responsibility for Inclusion and Disability Sport in Social Work and Educational settings. I have been a GB Development Officer for Learning Disability Sport and have coached and led disability sports teams and programmes at Local, National and International level.  I have been a key member of Games Organising Committees for National and International disability multi-sports events.  I have advocated for inclusive sports provision at local and national governmental level and enabled people with disabilities to have their voices heard in the world of policy makers and influence.

I have volunteered extensively in disability sport and in coaching youth basketball and local mini- rugby and I know first hand the value of volunteers and partners in making positive things happen.

What I am particularly passionate about is sport as a force for good in our communities and as a catalyst for change.

The unique culture, values and ideals in rugby lend themselves particularly well to this and the Trust is a living embodiment of that ethos.

I was delighted to be invited to join as a Trustee in 2022 and I hope my experiences and enthusiasm can be of some use to the Trust. I am particularly looking forward to supporting the Trust in their continued community capacity building and I’m really excited for the future.

The Trustees

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Our Values

YOU MAKE RUGBY

Rugby

Rugby is renowned for its values of respect, leadership, teamwork, discipline, integrity, and inclusivity. The Trust aims to instil the rugby ethos into its players, coaches and volunteers to engage them and encourage lifelong participation in rugby.

Health

Rugby offers mental health as well as physical health benefits. The Trust aims to improve the health of our community by using rugby to provide opportunities for people to be physically active - creating a safe, social and supportive environment for people of all ages and abilities to get involved.

Community

Rugby provides a way of making friends and becoming more involved in the community. The Trust will develop the knowledge and skills of participants, coaches and volunteers to help build community capacity, and provide individuals with opportunities to become more engaged in the communities they live in.