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DAVID
TOWNSEND

President

I am responsible for oversight of all officials in discharging their allocated responsibilities. To ensure the integrity and well being of the club and its members, as a whole, including the clubs commitment to the community, is represented at all levels and any issues /concerns are raised and actioned accordingly. I am a member of the finance sub – committee.  The role is a “volunteer” with no financial remuneration.

I started my rugby involvement at Cheltenham Civil Service where I was 2nd team and 1st team captain and finally Chairman. I joined Cheltenham as a COLTS coach and can say I never looked back. All three of my sons have represented the club which makes it all worthwhile (I now wonder if my grandsons or granddaughters will follow).

I have coached our ladies (in the early days) as well as South & South West ladies .  I have also coached U16, U17,  Cheltenham United and Assisted in first team preparations. In local partnership mode – I have also coached Smiths and Chelt Saracens.

My great pleasure is to see young boys & girls playing our sport, meeting friends for life but above all “enjoying themselves” in our club at Newlands.

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JILL
DOUGLAS

Women's President

I am an experienced sports broadcaster with BBC, ITV and BT Sport. I am also the Women’s President and an age group manager at Cheltenham Tigers. Alongside this, I’m also CEO of the MND charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

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STEVE
RATCLIFFE

Chairman

I provide strategic guidance and planning. I am also responsible for Facilities. I ensure all sections of the club conduct themselves in accordance with the team ethos “one club” – its our mantra!

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LAURA
HALE

Head of Medical Services

I am Men’s first team physio, but also ensure all senior teams have medical cover and oversee the running of injury clinics in the week and ensure all our medical equipment is ordered and up to date. I also provide training to our other medical staff.

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TOM
LAIT

Vice Chairman

Tom joined Cheltenham Tigers at the start of the 2003/4 season having just completed 6th form. Initially playing for the colts, he started to break into the senior setup, making his debut off the bench against Cinderford at the Prince Of Wales stadium.

Tom went on the play for the Tigers first team for another 15 seasons, including time as 1st XV captain.

Tom and his wife Sam were involved in starting the Tiger Cubs when their son was the age to take part. Now that his son is a member of the Mini and Youth setup and Tom has retired from playing, he has taken on the position of Vice Chairman to take a more active role in the future of the club.

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ROGER
WHITFIELD

Fixture & Registration Secretary

Fixture Sec. Arrange and confirm all Fixtures for Senior Men & Women’s teams, plus assist with Colts and Under 17’s.

Player Registration. Register with the RFU all players who wish to play for Cheltenham RFC.

GMS Match Card. Weekly confirmation of Players playing for Cheltenham RFC via the new RFU GMS System, and recording and confirming match result to the RFU

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BEE
MOCELLIN

Head of Women's & Girls

I have held the position for two years, having previously been a first XV player. Initiated a girls section and have supported its growth to now hold 3 age groups. Develop and support coaching staff within the girls age groups, and act as a liaison between senior coaching staff and the main club committee. My focus is on building the section at the club to be the premier hub for Women’s and Girls amateur rugby in the County – with a strong progression pathway from U11 through to senior elite rugby.  Managing travel and coaching budgets as well as seeking out new financial partnerships to support the growth of female sport.

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DAVID
EVANS

Funding & Grant Manager

I have held the position for over twenty years, producing Minutes at Management and Finance Committee meetings. Assisting with marketing projects and has a number of financial responsibilities, including applications for grants to improve the clubhouse and ground facilities.

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NATALIE
WALKER

Club Administrator

Having moved from Glasgow, Nat joined the team in 2013 with little prior rugby experience. In a bid to meet new people in the area, she started off at centre for the 2nds, then gravitated to the second row for the 1st team, forging lifetime friendships & many fond memories along the way. Throughout this time she has retired (multiple times!) and had a brief stint playing prop at Worcester while trying to break into the Scotland squad. Day-to-day, Nat works across the road at GE Aviation as a Program Manager and is more likely to be found at the bar than out on the field these days!

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