Sir Clive Woodward - Patron
As a player Clive won 21 caps for England and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions. In 1997 the RFU appointed Clive as England’s first full time Head Coach. He immediately set about challenging the traditional practices and introduced business principles to the running of an international sports team. By combining his knowledge and experience in both elite sport and business he revolutionized the way the game was coached and played. Subsequently Clive’s England side became the world’s number 1 ranked team and went on to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Sydney Australia.
In 2006 Clive joined the British Olympic Association and, as Director of Sport for Team GB, worked in close partnership with all key stakeholders in British sport to support our national coaches and athletes to deliver the most successful Olympic Games for Team GB in the modern era.
Clive continues to support athlete and coach development independently and through his role on the IOC Entourage Commission and as a Team GB Ambassador.
He is also a member of the Daily Mail sports team and a commentator for Sky Sports and BBC rugby coverage. Clive is highly a respected and renowned corporate speaker and performance consultant for both business and sport.
Heston Blumenthal - Ambassador
Heston Blumenthal is famous for his unique culinary vision. He has received international acclaim for introducing the world to multi-sensory cooking and is often described as a culinary alchemist. Heston’s award-winning restaurants celebrate not only his multi-sensory approach to the dining experience, but also his relentless research into nostalgia and historic British gastronomy.
Heston Blumenthal is proprietor of three Michelin starred The Fat Duck, one Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, one Michelin starred The Hinds Head, and The Crown at Bray village pub. His restaurants have been voted the best in the world and have remained at the top of San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the last ten years. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and was awarded an O.B.E. by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to British Gastronomy.
Christian Wade - Ambassador
Raised in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Wade attended Hamilton Primary School and the Royal Grammar School. He initially was not interested in rugby but picked up the sport as it was the RGS's primary sport. He represented England U16 A, England U18 and England U20 and also London Wasps at the Middlesex Sevens as a schoolboy. A former district and English Schools athlete, Wade ran a time of 11.14 seconds over the 100m distance at the age of 17.
One of the most exciting young players in England, Christian has taken the premiership and the 2013 summer season tours by storm. His premierships stats currently stand at twenty-three tries in thirty-seven premiership starts and nine tries in nine starts in the Amlin Cup. Christian scores a try every 113 minutes for Wasps. After being selected for the England tour in Argentina Christian was quickly promoted to the Lions squad for his outstanding form and ability due to the injury of winger George North. Christian works closely with the Dallaglio Foundation and wears an Adidas boot.
Zach Kibirige - Ambassador
Born in Middlesbrough, Zach grew up as the youngest of five in Yarm, Teesside.
Zach started rugby at school and a club in Darlington aged seven and went onto play for Durham county and Newcastle falcons academy. Part of the England u17, 18, 19 squads he was recently selected for U20s; after last season winning the daily mail vase with Yarm and progressing to earn four first team appearances at Newcastle.
Zach hopes to one day establish himself as a regular first XV player, play for the senior England team and the British and Irish lions as well as completing a psychology degree after, this year, gaining 3 As at A level.
Shaun Edwards - Ambassador
Shaun Edwards is currently Defence Coach for Six Nations Champions Wales. He has been part of the team that has won three Six Nations Trophies in six attempts.
Before starting his professional playing career in rugby league for his hometown of Wigan Shaun captained England Under 16’s in both Rugby League and Rugby Union.
He went on to have a very successful career at Wigan becoming the most successful player in the history of the English game amassing 42 winner’s medals. He also played 36 times for Great Britain as well as playing in the Australian NRL.
Shaun was the inaugural inductee in the Wigan Hall of Fame and in 1990 was the recipient of The Man of Steel Award and was honoured with an O.B.E by the Queen for his services to Rugby.
Retiring from Rugby league in 2000 Shaun returned to Rugby Union, this time as a coach.
He joined London Wasps in 2001 and was promoted to Head Coach in 2002 working under directors of rugby Warren Gatland and Sir Ian McGeechan. During his time Wasps won two Heineken cups, four English premierships, one Anglo Welsh cup and one Amlin Cup.
Wasps were the first team to win a major trophy in six consecutive seasons an achievement unrivalled in the professional era.
Shaun was also the Defence Coach for the 2009 British and Irish Lions.
Most recently Shaun has been honoured by his hometown as one of only 6 people, to be recognised with a commemorative star in the town in recognition of his contribution to Wigan life.
Leicestershire born Emily Scarratt has had a passion for rugby since the early ages following in her father’s footsteps. Joining Leicester Forest at the age of five she has now equated 55 International caps and scored 301 International points to date. Emily has had a successful career being at the forefront of England’s bright attacking play, this has led her to become RPA Player of the year in 2013 and the recent top point’s scorer at the Women’s Rugby World Cup helping England to the title.
Emily is a very driven and motivated individual, she has represented England in every age group and also turned her hand to sevens. She is one of the 19 individuals that have just taken up full time contracts with the hope of Olympic qualification. Emily has successfully managed to juggle her Sports Science degree at Leeds Met University alongside her ever impressive playing career.
For the past two years Emily has given back to the sport by passing on her knowledge to the students of King Edwards School Birmingham coaching her very own U14 team to some impressive victories. Something that she has really enjoyed. At the age of twenty four she still has plenty more miles in the tank and is looking forward to the new challenge that a professional sevens role will bring.
Elinor Snowsill plays at outside half and is a regular starter for Wales, and Bristol in the English Premiership, she also plays Welsh representative rugby for the Newport Gwent Dragons. Elinor is an accomplished 7’s player and is captain of Wales 7’s.
Away from rugby, Elinor runs her own healthy fast food company in Cardiff, she has lectured on the PGCE course at Cardiff University and runs sports nutrition and psychology sessions for sports teams.
Elinor has recently appeared on BBC Scrum V, filmed with S4C and the Hairy Bikers cookery show. Elinor also stars in the Admiral Insurance viral video alongside Sam Warburton, Gethin Jenkins and other member of the Welsh men’s team.