Jade joined our education partner, SCL, as a Learning Support Assistant in December 2019, having previously being a participant at the Foundation's HITZ Learning Academy and then a Bath Rugby Foundation apprentice.

Having left school in 2017, Jade joined the HITZ Learning Academy and quickly emerged as a young leader with huge potential.

She then started volunteering with Bath Rugby Foundation which she said ‘increased her confidence and leadership skills’.

Read more about Jade's experience with Bath Rugby Foundation here 

Jade has a sporting background having played football for both Westbury Youth FC and Trowbridge Town ladies in her school years.

Before Jade joined the HITZ Learning Academy Jade admits that she "had no interest in rugby and didn’t want anything to do with it" but after participating in a few rugby sessions she started to get the hang of the game and became more interested in it. She played for Bath Rugby Ladies, scoring two tries on her debut for the 2nd XV.

During the time volunteering with the Foundation she achieved many things such as being able to coach tennis with a tennis coach and learn new skills from her.

In April 2018 Jade's image appeared on the limited-edition Bath Rugby shirts the players wore at The Clash. She was selected to be a part of the Bath Rugby Foundation XV due to her outstanding success as a HITZ student.

That success was then recognised further, with Jade being named the national HITZ Rugby Ambassador of the year in 2018 and then winning the Bath Life Awards' Rising Star award in 2019.

In March 2019 Jade was selected to highlight the success of female rugby in England by delivering a training session alongside England rugby hero, Maggie Alphonsi, on International Women's Day.

In 2019, Jade was selected as one of the former HITZ students selected to join the Andes Challenge, a six-month programme culminating in a two-week cycling challenge in Chile. 

Having completed her year-long coaching apprenticeship, Jade applied for and was appointed as a Learning Support Assistant with SCL and is now working to support HITZ participants.

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