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Meet the members

National Youth Council

There are currently 10 members of the NYC made from members spread across the country who undertake a variety of different roles for Rugby Union.

Current NYC Members:

 

Joe Stainford

AGE:21

UNIVERSITY:Loughborough
HOME TOWN:Exeter

"The traditions of Rugby Union are hugely important and these should be used to sell the game to young people; not as an obstacle to taking part."

 

James Martin

AGE:21
                                                       UNIVERSITY:University of Birmingham
HOME TOWN: Leeds
    

"The NYC was the best way to for me get involved on the big rugby scene without being an all-star player." 

 

Daniel Edison 

AGE:21
UNIVERSITY: Nottingham Trent  
HOME TOWN: Nottingham

"I was lucky enough to be selected for the Young Leader Camp in 2009 and was inspired by the young people invloved."

 

 

 

Marissa Lowe

AGE:19
CLUB: Ealing RFC
HOMETOWN: Ealing, London 

"I help coach the Ealing Rugby Rats (ages 3-5) when not playing, and I am also starting my coaching qualifications."

 

 

Sam Whitfield

AGE:23
JOB: Sports Coach
HOMETOWN: Bristol

"I am passionate about the development of youth rugby, I enjoy coaching children and watching them develop through rugby."

 

Adam White
 
AGE:21
UNIVERSITY:St Mary's
JOB: Young Officials Devlopment Officer

"Rugby has changed the direction of my life, I have learnt so much from being invloved. I want to make sure that many more young people get the chance to experience the game"

 

Stacey Maguire

AGE:20
CLUB: Lichfield Ladies RUFC
HOMETOWN: Lichfield


"I was brought up on rugby, my dad and mum both play so I guess it runs in the family."

 

Rob Linthwaite

AGE: 21
JOB: Duty Manager- Parkwood Leisure
CLUB: Keyworth Rugby Club
HOME TOWN: Nottingham

"Rugby is a huge part of my life, the skills I have learnt playing and refreeing have helped me in my career."
  

                     

Daniel Rowlands

AGE:21
UNIVERSITY: Liverpool Hope University

HOME TOWN: Shenston

"I am passionate about developing sport for young people and would love to become a teacher, and inspire the next generation of young people."

                   

Jamie Walton

AGE:19
UNIVERSITY: Plymouth University
HOME TOWN: Coventry

"I have been involved with rugby since the age of seven. I am really excited to have become a member of the NYC and look forward to helping to improve the experience of the game for young people."

 

 

 

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