CEO

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With more than 25 years’ experience in the third sector, Rachel is recognised for transforming brands, events and service delivery. At Cancer Research UK she developed the successful Race for Life series, taking it to the £60m. She then moved on to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as Director of Fundraising, helping them to change how they worked with business.

Currently the first CEO of Lawrence Dallaglio’s charity, Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Rachel has built on Lawrence’s passion to create a national programme for teenagers who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Other than finding she has taken up cycling as a result of the job, in her other time she is also a Trustee of the homeless charity, The House of St Barnabas.

HEAD OF PROGRAMME AND IMPACT

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Sarah joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks in September 2019. Sarah has worked in education, young development and the third sector for the last 21 years. Holding numerous leadership positions including Assistant Head at a challenging mainstream secondary in Gloucestershire. Sarah was also the founder and CEO of the PE Network; an education based charity which supported 160 schools in South East London. Sarah studied at University of Wales Cardiff Institute and has also achieved her NPQH Head Teacher training. She is passionate about ensuring that all young people have the opportunity to achieve their potential no matter their background and her proudest moment was being selected as a 2012 Torchbearer for her funding raising and advocacy role with Cancer Research UK. Sarah lives in Putney, South West London and is a keen sports woman having completed her 6th marathon in 2018.

Head of Fundraising

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Amy brings experience of working in both charity fundraising and CSR management to Dallaglio RugbyWorks. Working within financial services led her into a role managing Towergate Insurance’s Charitable Foundation. Here she oversaw the charitable activities of the organisation in order to deliver funding for key projects and services for a number of partner charities. This gave her an insight into the charity sector and passion for fundraising. Amy joins us from Breast Cancer Haven where she oversaw the charity’s national partnerships and campaigns. Outside of work Amy plays roller derby and is preparing to do a lot more cycling in preparation for the next Cycle Slam.

Regional Operations Manager

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Born and raised in Brighton, Will started playing at age 14 having previously only played football. His school rugby coach eventually persuaded him to try it out and since that day he has never looked back. He has travelled to New Zealand and Australia twice on rugby tours, once with Sussex and once with England Colleges and is now the captain of his local side. Having worked as a Personal Trainer for 5 years, Will turned his attention to coaching the youth teams at his local club and enjoyed it so much he decided to change his career to focus on youth development. Will is excited to use his passion for coaching for an excellent cause with Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Claudia, born and raised in Birmingham has lived in London since studying BA Anthropology at Goldsmiths University of London. Whilst at university she worked for Red Bull and after graduating went on to work in sales for an FMCG company. After deciding a life in sales wasn’t for her, Claudia side stepped to work at the University of the Arts London overseeing their sports programme for several years before joining the Dallaglio RugbyWorks team. Claudia is very excited to be leading her team during this time of expansion for the organisation.

REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Raised in the glamorous area of Milton Keynes Phil started playing for his local rugby club Olney RFC at the age of 10, he represented Buckinghamshire and South West England along the way to the heady heights of the Olney 1st Team. After graduating with a degree in Criminology and travelling the world with no real plan Phil somehow found himself working for a transport research company travelling to exotic countries such as Nigeria and Kuwait thinking there must be a more rewarding career out there. Having stopped playing Rugby due to being “broken” like most of the foundation coaches he started coaching youngsters around his local area with the likes of Richmond FC, Harlequins Community Team and most recently Berkshire Rugby. This not only rekindled his passion for the game but also a passion for youth development which has in turn led Phil to Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Phil can’t wait to carry on the inspiring work the charity has been doing in recent years.

REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Dominic is excited to be able to combine his love of sport and passion for youth development. After beginning to play rugby at the age of 7 he went on to spend 13 years at the great Sudbury RFC working his way to the first IX, during his playing time he also represented both Suffolk and Eastern Counties before injury forced him to retire early. He did regain fitness and spent the following 9 years boxing on the semi-pro circuit for Southern Area and English titles. Alongside this he has been a working as a youth development professional for over 10 years managing a variety of employability and attainment projects. This included developing inhouse Alterative Education programmes for disengaged young people. He has also spent time managing Prince’s Trust programmes and most recently the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. This large-scale programme had over 60 schools and 3000 young people partaking with his focus being project performance, growth and outcomes. He is hoping to bring his knowledge and skills to support the charities growth.

EMPLOYABILITY MANAGER

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Born in Gloucester, Tom recently returned to his beloved birthplace after a childhood split between home in the South West of France and schools in Devon, Cumbria and London. His playing career began at six and included county representation and time at the Ecole de Rugby in Toulouse before injuries forced him to take up golf instead. Tom studied Classics at Oxford University, during which time he discovered a real passion for working with young people as part of a volunteer literacy project. He also began to coach, and after graduating continued at Yale University and later at Hartpury College. Recently, Tom was able to marry his passion for coaching and working with young people as a Team Leader with the International Citizen Service in South Africa. He ran projects supporting at risk youths and coached at Atlantics RFC in Zwelihle, a township in Hermanus. In doing so, Tom saw the power of rugby as a vehicle for social change, and it became his aim to work in that field. He feels privileged to have the opportunity to continue doing so with Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

Events Manager

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Born and raised in London Georgie recovered from several years of exile in Yorkshire by studying International Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes. She is so happy to have rediscovered her Southern roots and to have been given such an incredible opportunity to be working at Dallaglio RugbyWorks having discovered her passion for the charity sector through past experience. Rugby has been an integral part of Georgie’s upbringing. Having retired from tag rugby at the age of 10 after scoring 7 tries in one tournament, Georgie can now be found at the side-lines of rugby matches supporting family and friends.

Partnerships Manager

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Jen was born and raised in Enfield, North London, where at the age of 8 her dad took her to watch the Tetley Bitter Cup final where Saracens stormed to victory against Wasps. This was the beginning of Jen’s love for rugby, and Saracens. It wasn’t until Jen arrived at the University at Chester that she took to the field herself whist studying BA in Journalism and an MSc in The Sociology of Sport. It was during the Masters Jen became deeply interested in the power sport can play in helping disadvantaged groups. After University Jen worked in the higher education sector doing sport development in the East Midlands. During these years Jen mentored college and university students on a trip to South Africa for a charity who used sport to help children in townships, coached the University of Derby Women’s XV and volunteered for the Student Rugby Football Union. Jen’s excited to be back in London and to be part of the next chapter with Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

MARKETING MANAGER

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Born and raised in London, Tom is a graduate of Southampton Solent University and spent his early years in the working world taking in voluntary opportunities with the likes of It’s Your Life charity in East London, Hayters Teamwork, Archant Media and the Daily Mail. Since then, he spent four-and-a-half years at Kick It Out, English football’s anti-discrimination campaign, where he rose through the ranks from an internship to become the lead for the organisation’s media, communications and marketing output. Following this, Tom moved to Ofsted in early 2019 before joining Dallaglio RugbyWorks as their first Marketing Manager and is excited to throw himself into the opportunity. Tom is also a big football fan, and a Leyton Orient season ticket holder!

Impact Analyst

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Born in Bethnal Green, Luke’s love of rugby began at 5 years of age, leading him to become a huge Saracens fan (sorry Lawrence). Luke played rugby league alongside rugby union from the age of nine for Redbridge Raiders, becoming London Champions losing only three games in three years! Luke’s previous role, gained through the Dallaglio RugbyWorks School Leavers programme, was at England 2015, the Tournament Organisers for Rugby World Cup 2015. Luke was involved in transport logistics and guest relations while immersing himself in the world’s third biggest sporting event. Having now volunteered with RugbyWorks for three years, most recently as crew on Dallaglio Cycle Slam, and with Rugby as a huge passion Luke is delighted to be able to be fully involved with Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

FUNDRAISING Coordinator

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Born and raised in Reading, Holly has had passion for sport from a young age. Taking a gap year before attending University, Holly went to Thailand to teach underprivileged children English and sport which ignited Holly’s drive of working with young people and helping them reach their potential. From there Holly went onto study Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Portsmouth, during which time Holly knew that she wanted to pursue a career within the charity sector. After taking a year out after University to travel to Australia, New Zealand and Bali, Holly is now back in the UK and ready to start her career at Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

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Born and raised in Bath, Fin joins Dallaglio RugbyWorks having graduated from Leeds Beckett University this summer and is excited to move to London and take the next step in his career. He has a passion for many sports, but in particular rugby having played since a young age at Combe Down RFC, and more recently at Beechen Cliff School, Associates RUFC in Perth, Australia, and at university where he was the vice-club captain. As well as playing, he has a passion for coaching and helping the development of young people, and is qualified at RFU Level 2 standard. He has been able to put this passion into practice in a variety of contexts, including a 6 month work placement Christ Church Grammar School in Perth as a ‘renta’, and at various rugby clubs and schools across Bath and Yorkshire.

Coach COORDINATOR

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Born and raised in Brighton, Dan has always been a sports fanatic and believes passionately in the positive effects sport can have on almost everything. Dan's been involved in coaching for eight years. His involvement in coaching was motivated by how much he had benefited from participating in sport and wanted to do the same for other young people. Dan has been lucky enough to play and coach cricket all over the world from Sri Lanka to Rwanda and Pakistan in between! He was also a very strong baby, able to lift most domestic appliances from a very young age.

COACH COORDINATOR

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Born in London, and growing up in Spain and Australia, Ed started playing rugby at 6 years old. After graduation from Roehampton University, he started coaching on various community programmes for The RFU and Premiership Rugby. He then joined the Dallaglio Rugbyworks in 2014 as a Lead Coach, after a 2 year break in New Zealand he has re-joined at the start of the 2018/19 school year.

LEAD Coach

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Born and raised in the South Wales valleys Alex has always shown a real passion for Rugby. Alex studied Sport studies in University of South Wales where he played Rugby for his university and is currently still playing for his local team. Alex also worked for Rhondda schools Rugby delivering session in local primary school in the Rhondda valleys. Alex Still coaches the Rhondda district team and has recently joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks coaching in South Wales. 

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Another member of the team who spent a few years in exile in Yorkshire, Jack went to the University of Leeds where he studied Fine Art.  He went on to captain the university rugby union club in his final year, which he spent most of the season sidelined with injury.  Jack took up rugby coaching so he could still contribute to the rugby club’s on field activities.  From there he went to sunny Bridlington, where he worked as the local rugby club’s Rugby Development Officer and combined this with community coaching work with Yorkshire Carnegie’s Academy.  Jack left Yorkshire after six years in total, somehow escaping with his accent.  He returned to his hometown of Gloucester and combined several part time jobs with coaching once or twice weekly sessions with Gloucester Rugby Academy on their Developing Player Programme.  Now in London working for Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Jack is excited at the prospect of making a real positive impact on the lives of young people on the programme.

COACH

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Born in Hertfordshire, Tom spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Belgium, which is where his passion for rugby began. Once moving back to the England age 11, Tom continued to play the sport as much as possible playing for Tring RFC and represented Hertfordshire county under 18s/20s, alongside this he showed an interest in coaching. This interest eventually took him to Wales, and the University of South Wales where he studied Rugby Coaching and Performance, graduating with a First Class Honours and gaining a number of qualifications on the way including level 1&2 Rugby Coaching, level 1 Refereeing and World Rugby S&C level 1, Tom is also currently studying for a Masters degree at the same University in Sports Coaching and Performance. While studying Tom continued to play rugby, alongside his playing and studies, Tom experienced the culture of welsh rugby through his coaching where he coached for the WRU and Sport Cardiff working to implement school projects across South Wales. Tom joins the DRW team excited to develop young people across his new home in South Wales!

Coach

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Born and raised in Bolton, Rory started playing Rugby Union at the age of 10 and carried on playing until he moved away to Liverpool John Moores University to study sports science. Whilst at University Rory switched codes and played Rugby League. After university Rory worked on a summer camp in America where he worked young people, confirming that he wanted to pursue a career with young people. Upon arriving back from America Rory started working in a school working predominantly with young people with Autism and then eventually covering lessons. Rory is delighted to be able to combine his passion for working with young people and rugby together at Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

COACH

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Born in Scotland and raised in Devon it wasn’t long before Tom had a rugby ball in his hands. Growing up Tom was part of many competitive teams across the South West, playing rugby for the South Devon College Academy and Brixham RFC. Tom attended The University of South Wales to study Rugby Coaching and Performance, graduating with a First-Class Honours Degree, winning a memorial award for his efforts and another for outstanding performance. As a result, Tom was awarded a scholarship to undertake a Masters in Sports Coaching and Performance in which he has recently graduated from. Tom also played a consistent role in the Men’s Rugby Union first team which led on to selection for the Welsh Academicals on various occasions. Upon finishing University Tom was a lead coach for The School of Hard Knocks Cymru, working with kids and adults from the Welsh Regions developing their rugby capabilities and lifestyles. Tom has worked in various Welsh schools whilst attaining his Level 2 WRU Coaching award and strives to continue developing, leading him to qualify as a Level 1 IRB World Rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Tom is excited to be part of the DRW family and continue to progress in all areas of coaching.

Coach

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Gareth joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks after spending three years working with children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. He began playing rugby aged seven for Leamington RFC, progressing through the age groups alongside playing rugby at school to now represent the 1st XV. As a teenager Gareth developed an interest in coaching; assisting with younger age groups and coaching on summer holiday athletics camps. Upon completion of his coaching qualification, Gareth took on coaching at the University of Warwick. Gareth has a wealth of experience of working with children and young people in a broad range of environments and, combined with experience of the positive effects of rugby (and sport generally!), means that he’s excited to work for a charity that has such a positive impact on young people’s lives.

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Born and raised in the Valleys Connor always had a passion for Rugby. Currently he still plays rugby within South Wales. Connor had a very successful and enjoyable youth rugby career by winning numerous trophies and reaching the Welsh Cup Final. Connor studied Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University where he had a part time job working as a waiter for 5 years. Connor also worked as a teacher assistant for a year in behavioural and special educational units. Although Connor still chases the egg this does not stop his ambition to coach the younger generation. Connor coaches a local under 16's team and has recently joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks Coaching Team in Wales.

COACH

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Born in Neath, Dan has always had a passion for rugby. Dan was diagnosed with ADHD and found himself in alternative provision at a young age. After a few difficult years post-education it was Dans passion for sport that helped him develop the skills needed to grow as a person. Dan studied sports management at Swansea Metropolitan university and has worked in sport over the past 10 years in various roles but has always been passionate about rugby and the values of rugby. He has played touch rugby for the past seven years at club, regional and international level, representing Wales in several international tournaments. Unfortunately, due to being ‘broken’ he has finally hung up his playing boots and is looking forward to turning his attention to coaching, using his own personal experiences to help the young people involved with Dallaglio Rugbyworks.

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Kazeem born and raised in South East London was not competitive or sporty by any means until the later part of his primary school years when he won a race and enjoyed the feeling of winning. Since then he has gone on to compete in a variety of sports including martial arts, boxing, athletics and both codes of rugby. Like all young athletes there came a time for Kaz to choose one sport to focus on and he chose rugby. Starting of as a union outside centre or winger he gradually made the transition into rugby league as a second row or loose forward. He played for the London broncos academy teams until he aged out and was released and has played for London Skolars in the 3rd division of professional RL. During his time as a player he enjoyed coaching the sport and meeting young lads who he could help do something positive with when it came to them learning and enjoying the game. Moving on he has coached for many recognizable establishments and teams to develop his coaching skills. Now Kazeem is at DRW he has found a role that continues to develop him as a coach but gives back much greater rewards as he begins to see the difference the Dallaglio Rugby Works program can deliver for young people nationwide.

COACH

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Alex discovered rugby at local team New Milton in Hampshire at the age of 6 and currently plays for Bournemouth Rugby Club’s first XV. Alex was picked for Hampshire Seniors to play in the County Championship and relished the experience of playing at Twickenham last year in the county finals. Alex received a Diploma of Higher Education in Sports Coaching at Southampton Solent University where his passion for coaching on the course led to working with Rugbytots Hampshire and Rippa Rugby in Dorset over the last 3 years. To build on his experience, Alex spent last year helping to coach Bournemouth U10’s and previously assisted with the Colts team at New Milton Rugby club. Alex will now be taking on the coaching role at Dallaglio RugbyWorks in Hampshire and is looking forward to the new challenge of bringing his passion for rugby and commitment of working with young people to achieve their goals and ambitions.

COACH

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Mike was born in Aberdeen although moved down to High Wycombe at a young age where his passion for rugby began. Although after a few years in the UK he ended up moving to Belgium where he spent 9 years. His rugby playing career developed with his school team the British School of Brussels and then he eventually got called up the Belgian U17’s, gaining 1 cap before getting injured. This injury led to having two ACL reconstruction surgery’s which forced him to stop playing rugby.

After school, he studied at Southampton Solent University gaining a degree in Sport Coaching and Development as well as coaching with several different groups, most notably the Solent Sharks, an elite wheelchair rugby team. This degree then helped him become a coach at Dallaglio RugbyWorks where he is looking forward to developing on the amazing work that has already been done.

COACH

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Rob was born in Sheffield and lived in Hampshire until settling in Newcastle. He loves most sports but rugby is his passion. Rob has been coaching for more years than he cares to mention and has used this experience in later life to gain a degree in Applied Sports Coaching Science.

He has worked for the RFU, starting as a Community Rugby Coach in Durham and more recently as part of the coaching team in the female player pathway as a Divisional Talent Development Officer, covering the North of England. Spotting and developing potential future stars of the game and very proud to have played a small part in their successes. He currently coaches Novocastrians WRFC and Newcastle University.

Having also worked at NACRO Rob has seen the positive power of sport. He is excited to be part of the Dallaglio RugbyWorks programme and harnessing its power to support positive development of the young people in the North East.

COACH

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Born and raised in the city of Nottingham, Luke joins our charity with an abundance of coaching experience. Luke found his passion for coaching and working with young people whilst travelling to Uganda and South Africa, coaching football in the slums and townships of the countries. This lead him to study Sports Coaching at Buckinghamshire New University. Whilst studying, Luke gained employment with Wasps and London Irish’s community coaching departments. Upon finishing his degree, Luke re-joined his hometown Rugby Club, Long Eaton RFC, playing and also taking over their Junior Colts setup. Luke leaves working in mainstream education to begin his latest challenge of joining our RugbyWorks programme, during our latest expansion. Luke cannot wait to begin changing the lives of our young people throughout the East Midlands.

COACH

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Salesi joins the Dallaglio Rugby Works team after finishing up a successful 16 year professional rugby union career in both the northern and southern hemisphere. The Australian international born in Sydney, Australia started off playing rugby league from age 5 and rugby union age 12 in Sydney. During his career he featured in a Rugby World Cup and British & Irish Lions campaigns as well as Barbarians and also winning European and premiership championships along the way. A strong passion for coaching Salesi started while plying his trade in the game coaching players, clubs and schools at all levels. Salesi is excited to begin a new chapter in his life and share his passion for the game and experiences professionally and as a parent to help people grow.

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Aleki cannot remember a time in his life where rugby was not in the picture. Aleki was exposed to the game of rugby at a very young age, starting to learn and play at six years old. He loved the game of rugby so much that even when there was no rugby ball around, he would find himself using anything like a coconut as a substitute. Aleki’s love for rugby is reflected in his impressive international rugby career spanning over 16 years. He is a former Tongan rugby union international player who has played at top rugby competitions of both southern and northern hemisphere. He has competed at three rugby World Cup tournaments (2007, 2011 and 2015) representing Tonga. Prior to moving to the northern hemisphere, Aleki played for the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s top flight while also lining up for the Chiefs in the southern hemisphere’s pre-eminent Super 14. In 2006 he travelled across the world to join Premiership side Worcester, making 186 appearances over seven years, before short spells at Edinburgh and Gloucester. Aleki has captained Tonga’s rugby team a number of times including at the rugby World Cup stage and has represented his country 38 times and 7 times for the Pacific Islanders tour. Prior to being a professional rugby player, Aleki was a police officer. Aleki truly believes in the power of the skills and knowledge rugby holds. There is no doubt in him that these skills once mastered are transformational in anyone’s life. He is passionate about using these skills to enable and empower young people to achieve their goals and dreams. He brings a wealth of rugby experience from playing to coaching rugby. He also has first-hand experience of working with young people as he raises his three beautiful daughters with his eldest starting college this year. Aleki is excited to be playing for the first time on the same team as Lawrence Dallaglio for such a great cause. This is new as they are usually playing against each other on the rugby field.

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Born and raised in Edinburgh, Grant joins Dallaglio RugbyWorks from being successful with the School of Rugby program in Scotland. Grant previously completed the Scottish Rugby Modern Apprenticeship program as well as working briefly with Edinburgh Rugby in the community program. In June 2016 Grant was part of the Bhubesi Pride group who travelled through South Africa coaching rugby in townships and delivering coaching workshops to teachers in local schools. Having now joined the team Grant hopes he can draw on his past experiences to help and improve the lives of the young people he will be coaching.

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The youngest (and favourite) of 3 sons, Tom was introduced to Rugby at the age of 5 by his big brothers in the local park where he was predominately used as a tackle bag. Save for a few years at Uni, he has played for Lymm RUFC since he was 8. A Rugby tour in Australia with college gave him a taste for travel and so after college, he spent time retracing his steps across Aus. Upon his return, he studied Physical Education and Youth Sport at Sheffield Hallam and has since spent most of his time working in the completely unrelated and unexciting field of data cabling.

He has represented his County of Cheshire from u15’s through to senior level and at the grand old age of 30, continues to play for Lymm’s first team and coach their junior and senior colts. Much to the exasperation of his better half, he has no intention of stopping anytime soon and is delighted to be working for Dallaglio RugbyWorks and is looking forward to spreading the gospel of rugby.

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Born and raised in Italy, Andrea started his relationship with rugby at 9 years old playing for his local team. During university, where he studied Law and Economics, Andrea worked as a rugby journalist and became a rugby coach just before moving to England. In London, he coached Secondary school players for different teams, Harlequins, Richmond, Southwark and East London. In 2013 Andrea spent two months in Mexico working as a volunteer for an international Charity who work with marginalised communities.

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Born in Reading, Berkshire, Will began playing rugby as young as 7 years old and continued until a long injury list stopped him playing whilst he was studying for a degree at St Mary’s University. Keen to stay in rugby union however, coaching became the obvious path for him, and has since then coached at Newbury RFC, Berkshire County and Pangbourne College amongst others. Will is excited to get started at RugbyWorks, and say he is really looking forward to seeing the positive impact that his coaching can have on young people’s lives.

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Jacques joins Dallaglio RugbyWorks from the Harlequins Foundation, where he spent 2 years, and has a background focussed around rugby and charity work. He studied and played rugby at Dulwich College followed by Aberystwyth University, where he studied Sport and Exercise Science, before joining a rugby charity operating in south London. The charity’s purpose was to develop and sustain character in underprivileged children while providing them with life skills to better enable them to find employment when leaving education establishments. He then left this role to continue his passion for coaching rugby at the Harlequins Foundation where we was awarded Premiership Rugby’s ‘community coach of the year’ for the 2017/18 season. Jacques says he has joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks to continue to “help young people who find modern day education and employment a challenging area.

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Harvey started rugby at the age of 4 at Bromley RFC and it’s been a huge part of his life ever since. Firstly having the opportunity to play at elite academies such as Saracens where he was for 4 years from the age of 12-16 years old, however, getting released after his 4th year which was a huge setback and affected him to a point where he no longer wanted to play rugby. A year passed, with strong, supportive family and coaches he joined a new club and went on to win the National Colts final with Westcombe Park, as a result of this he signed his first semi-professional contract at the age of 17. The next stage of his career was his ambition to travel the world to play and coach. His first venture was to Australia where he went 12 months traveling the country and playing seasons in Brisbane and Perth. Next, he went to Northern Ireland for 18 months where he worked as a boarding master/rugby coach at a very renowned international boarding school near Belfast. Finally finishing his travels in Scotland where he played 6 months playing National League. He’s currently signed to a Semi-Professional club Canterbury who play in National League 1 and has also landed a coaching role at Dallaglio RugbyWorks which he is very excited to get involved and give back all his experiences made from his extensive career in rugby and life!

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Phileo joins the Dallaglio RugbyWorks team after marrying and moving to London. In America he aided in many successful sports based youth programs. His career began with volunteering at juvenile detention centres, having a passion for helping the underprivileged youth, that stems from his own life’s struggles he’s had growing up, being homeless briefly with is mother, in high crime-underprivileged areas. His mother made sure he received the proper education and structure so didn’t fall into the pits of their environment. During his extensive career he has worked with American football teams, local schools and cities on sharpening their youth programs. With his strong passion for sports, counselling, youth care and therapy. As a new father, he’s excited to begin a new chapter in his life and share his passion for the healing, growth and his experiences professionally and as a friend.

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From an early age, Chris has always been involved in sport. At school he would seek to be involved with whatever sport was available to him. As he got older, he spent more time on rugby and enjoyed playing for his local club and school in Lancashire. Positive sporting experiences, combined with selection for the National Young Coaching Academy with the Youth Sport Trust, inspired him to pursue a career in sport. This led to studying a Sports and Exercise Science degree at the University of Bath, in which he graduated with a First-Class Honours. During Chris’ degree, he sought a year’s placement working for a Regional Sports Trust in Auckland, New Zealand. This incorporated engaging with at risk populations and growing participation in sport and physical activity. Since graduating, Chris spent a year working as a Sports Assistant at a school in Bristol, as well as taking on a voluntary role as a Schools Development Officer with the England Touch Association. He has recently gained his Level 2 RFU coaching award and is passionate about furthering his coaching abilities in order to provide the best possible experience for young people in sport. Chris is very excited to join the DRW team and begin his journey in the South West.

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West is from East London (or Essex when it suits him) and has been involved in rugby since he started secondary school. He played both at school and at his local club, Barking, and was captain of both sides whilst also playing county for Essex and Eastern counties as a fly-half (although he tries to sneak into the back row when possible because of his love for contact). After finishing school West travelled around, playing for San Diego Gurkhas in California where he has family, and spending his summers working and partying in Kos and Cyprus, and his winters at home playing rugby. As well as playing rugby, West has been involved in the coaching and fitness industry for over 10 years now, owning his own gym at one point, and coaching at various schools across Dagenham and Barking, as well as doing a lot of work with children with autism and special needs. West says that his new role at Dallaglio RugbyWorks is the perfect blend of working in his favourite sport and working with disadvantaged students and is excited to be throwing himself into the role.

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