Community inclusion and pathway plans for new Shelford rugby development officer Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones has been appointed the new rugby development officer at Shelford Rugby Club.
She arrives at the Davey Field from Saracens, having previously been the RFU’s community rugby coach for Norfolk.
Jones is also coaching for Norfolk RFC and the UEA, and plays for Bury Foxes’ women’s team.
“I was really excited to meet Will Cotterill and the management team at Shelford and to hear them outline their vision for the future of their club, which mirrors my thoughts as to how a progressive, ambitious, community club should be developing in the 2020s,” said Jones.
“I was absolutely delighted to be offered the role of rugby development officer and had no hesitation in accepting and becoming part of the team to help realise the vision.
“My previous development experience with the RFU, Saracens and coaching the women’s team at UEA, together with my playing experience and volunteer activity with Norfolk RFU, equips me well to hit the ground running in my new role with Shelford.
“I thrive on hard work and can’t wait to get started on the challenges ahead, from improving community inclusion to helping define and implement competitive pathways across the club.
“Shelford’s goal is to be recognised as the leading community rugby club in the East of England and I am delighted to be part of the team to help them achieve this.”
Shelford director of rugby Will Cotterill said: “She will be a fantastic addition to the club and will bring with her a wealth of experience, energy and passion for rugby.
“Amanda is itching to get into action and can’t wait to play her part in bringing the club’s vision and plan to life over the coming years.
“I’ll be sharing more news on Amanda’s role in due course, but I wanted to share this exciting news as early as possible.”