CEO

jason worthyjason worthy

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Jason joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks in February 2020. With more than 20 years experience in the commercial fitness industry, Jason was most recently President and CEO or Life Fitness Inc, a $1 billion division of the public company Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). Prior to leading Life Fitness, Jason had a series of profit and loss leadership roles across the global fitness industry in UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Jason is a trustee of the charity for bereaved forces children, Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Jason is also a lifelong rugby fan and former player who now gets his rugby fix by coaching his son’s team at Bracknell RFC. When not spending time with his wife and four children Jason can be found training hard for various extreme fitness challenges!

Chief operating officer

sarah mortiboyssarah mortiboys

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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 central operations

claudia carrington-kingclaudia carrington-king

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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.

NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGER

phil hannahphil hannah

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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.

MARKETING coordinator

tom taylortom taylor

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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, Tom 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.

FUNDRAISING coordinator (events)

holly hayneholly hayne

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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.

MENTOR

dan fielddan field

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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

alex greenalex green

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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. 

coach

tom geeretom geere

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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!

MENTOR

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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.

coach

connor morganconnor morgan

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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

dan leydan ley

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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.

MENTOR

alex everett bolteralex everett bolter

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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.

MENTOR

rob thomsonrob thomson

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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.

MENTOR

salesi-ma'afusalesi-ma'afu

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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.

MENTOR

aleki lutuialeki lutui

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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.

mentor

grant haggartgrant haggart

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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.

mentor

tom braytom bray

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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.

mentor

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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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