Bath Rugby Foundation is delighted to announce that Justin Webb, presenter of the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, has been made the inaugural Patron.
Bath born Justin was previously the BBC's North America Editor for eight years and was named political journalist of the year for his coverage of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Justin also writes a weekly column on US affairs for The Times.
Before his post in America he had worked as a BBC TV reporter in every corner of the world, including the first Gulf war, and the civil war in Bosnia. He was educated at the London School of Economics and Sidcot School in Winscombe, but he started his school career at Moorlands Infants in Bath. He divides his time between Bath and London.
Justin said, "I'm delighted to be the inaugural Patron of Bath Rugby Foundation; it is a great organisation doing a tremendous amount of good works in and around Bath. Having been brought up in Bath, and getting back as often as I can with the family, I hope that my experience, role and connections can help the Foundation add even more to the community."
10 years on from the start of the Foundation, Justin takes on this exciting new role to help increase the profile of the Foundation in both in Bath and further afield.
Bath Rugby Foundation is the independent charity of Bath Rugby. Through award-winning Education and Inclusion programmes, the Foundation aims to impact positively on the educational achievement and social interaction of the young people they work with. Using the power of the Club's brand; the influence of Bath Rugby players as role models and specially trained coaches, Bath Rugby Foundation works in all areas and sections of the city. They strive to motivate, raise self esteem, increase confidence and improve life skills, by imparting the values found in rugby - camaraderie, loyalty, discipline and respect.