Rugby against Cancer TEAM

Jim - Trustee

Favourite Rugby Team


Connection to the Rugby Family

Former player and have managed and coached sides within Hampshire. 

Reason for joining the RAC family

I lost my mother to cancer in 2010 and my wife, Angela, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. I want to help raise money to support those within the rugby community that have been affected by cancer. Read more about Jim’s Story here 

What would you like RAC to achieve

To become the ‘Go-To’ charity within rugby circles that will raise money that allows the charity to support those that need it. 

More about me

Having retired from rugby due to injury, aged 28, I immediately got into coaching and managing the game. This allowed me to spread my wings and increase the network of friends I have within the game. Being involved with Rugby Against Cancer allows me to contact people I have been fortunate to meet and see if they would be prepared to put their boots on and play or help the charity out in some way. I love the ethos of Rugby Against Cancer and raising money for various causes to help those affected by this awful disease is one I really want to be involved in. The charity has supported a few cashiers so far but the ones close to me are The Rowans Hospice, where my mother spent her last days before passing in 2010 to ovarian cancer and SHINE Cancer Support, a charity for whom my wife is a volunteer having used their services during her recent treatment for breast cancer. There are many other people I want to honour by giving my time to Rugby Against Cancer and helping bring the rugby community together to support our own who are suffering.

Jim is taking on the Thames-to-tyne cycle 2021 - keep your eyes peeled on how to sponsor him