Jill Douglas Takes Over Role Of Club President

1st August 2023


“It’s a huge honour to be take over from Dave Townsend who has been such a servant to the club. ” said Jill. “I’m delighted to take on the role, it was lovely to be asked.”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved with Cheltenham Tigers as President of the women’s section for a number of years. We have had some memorable matches, not least this year’s grand day out at Twickenham, and it has been a great pleasure to see the game develop and grow at Newlands. We have enjoyed enormous success thanks to the commitment and energy of everyone involved.

Towner is a big character at the club and has made a huge contribution. His are big shoes to fill and while I can’t promise to lead “Dad’s Army” or make it along to quite as many matches,  I will do my best to keep bar takings ticking over and attend as many games as I can once I have fulfilled my broadcasting commitments for ITV at the Rugby World Cup.

We’ve had some great days down at Newlands and spent so many happy Sunday mornings there with the family. I’m looking forward to seeing the club continue to flourish and give as many people as possible the opportunity to become involved in the game.”

“I wish everyone a successful and enjoyable season ahead.”


We are a competitive rugby club providing sport for all. Our players start as Tiger Cubs (under 4’s) and play at all levels and ages up to Veterans, boys and girls, men and women, in fully inclusive environment, embracing all of rugby's core values.