Bath Rugby Foundation announce new General Manager

5 September 2014

Charity enters exciting new phase in its 10th year anniversary

Bath Rugby Foundation, currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is delighted to welcome new General Manager Mandy Gardner to the team.  

Mandy is joining us from the Football League Trust where she worked as a Regional Manager looking after 24 Charities linked to professional Football League Clubs. Her role was to ensure that they are well-managed and correctly governed. 

Mandy started out her career as a Special Needs teacher and Head of Special Needs in large inner City Secondary Schools.  She worked with young people with learning and behavioural difficulties.  In 1999 she moved to Bristol City Football Club to set up and develop their Playing for Success Centre at the Stadium and later developed the Playing for Success Centre at Bristol Rovers FC. 

She has been a teacher trainer and led training event for Coaches and Community Foundations. These include sessions for National Citizenship Service and business sponsors. 

Mandy, who joins Bath Rugby Foundation at an exciting time, commented: “I have seen at first hand the power that sport has to motivate and inspire young people and to support them in reaching their full potential. This is a very exciting time for Bath Rugby Foundation and I am thrilled to be joining such an excellent team. Working closely with Bath Rugby enables us to teach the young people we work with the core values of Rugby and gives them the foundation that they need to succeed.  I am looking forward to the Foundation working closely with the Club to become as strong within our community as we are on the pitch.”  

For information on Bath Rugby Foundation’s inclusion and education projects see

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