Meet the team

Vicky Heslop 

Foundation project leader
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Vicky has been involved with the Foundation since she began as a volunteer in 2005, and has worked full time since 2007. Working in the Foundation team makes every day an exciting challenge, and no two days are ever the same. Vicky particularly enjoys the buzz of helping children across a wide range of ages to discover new abilities they didn’t know they had. She is a trained teacher and also a qualified interpreter and translator. An RFU Level 2 coach, she also plays for Bath Rugby Ladies and is proud to have represented them over 100 times. vicky.heslop@bathrugby.com W: 01225 325200 M: 07780 703031

Caryl Thomas 

Inclusion Manager
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Caryl born in West Wales joined the Bath Rugby team in 2008 as a community coach delivering tag rugby across BaNES. A keen rugby player and RFU Level 2 coach, she has gained Welsh National honours playing in the Six Nations and the
2010 Women’s World Cup. With the expansion of Bath Rugby
Foundation she now leads the Inclusion Project and the
Volunteer/Bursary & Apprenticeship scheme for the charity.

Since qualifying as an NVQ Assessor in 2010, the Foundation
run an apprenticeship scheme, where young students are trained
to become qualified and competent coaches within the community.

caryl.thomas@bathrugby.com

01225 325210

07964 951819

Joe Aygul 

Foundation Apprentice
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Having lived in Bath all his life, Joe has played rugby with a passion from a young age for a variety of local teams, as well as representing and captaining his side at county level. During his studies at 6th form, Joe was also a member of the Foundation’s Bursary programme which enabled him to commit to to develop his coaching skills and gain experience within the industry. In September 2012 he then progressed on to become a Foundation apprentice and is now a full-time member of the Foundation team, working on projects involving Inclusion disability coaching, Up&Unders, HITZ and the School of Tag programme. On completion of the apprenticeship, Joe will be a fully qualified UKCC Level 1 Rugby Union coach and will have gained an NVQ level 2 in Activity Leadership. foundation@bathrugby.com 01225 325210

Henry Polson 

Project leader
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Having been born and bred in Bath, Henry has played rugby for a number of years including school and the Bath Rugby youth team. Henry moved onto Millfield School where he completed a BTEC Diploma in Sport in his A level years. Over time he has gained a passion for volunteering and coaching through a number of opportunities. During the summer he volunteered for the Foundations ‘Up & Unders’ programme helping out children aged 2 to 7 with gross motor skill. Henry is now full time on the Apprenticeship scheme. He will be working on projects involving Inclusion disability coaching, Up&Unders, HITZ and the School of Tag programme. On completion of the apprenticeship, Henry will be a fully qualified UKCC Level 1 Rugby Union coach and will have gained an NVQ level 2 in Activity Leadership. foundation@bathrugby.com 01225 325210

 

Catt Davidson 

Project leader
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Catherine has been involved with the Bath Rugby Foundation since 2010 when she started on the apprenticeship; where she coached in projects such as Up&Unders, AVIVA tag, Inclusion and many other foundation projects. Catherine played rugby for Walcott a local team from a young age and has progressed through to England talent development group for u18’s as well as representing at both regional and county levels whilst playing club rugby for Bath Ladies. 01225 904127 Catt.davidson@bathrugby.com

  

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