Jason Leonard has been re-elected as the President of Hammersmith & Fulham RFC at the club’s annual general meeting which took place at the end of June.
“We are delighted that Jason will continue in his role as club president” said the club’s honorary secretary Chris Cuthbertson. “During his tenure, Jason has been very active at the club, particularly within our youth section, attending events and presenting prizes to players. It’s a real honour to have such an eminent rugby name as an ambassador for our club.”
Leonard, a former RFU president, British & Irish Lion and England International, is not just a figure-head at the club. He is keen to promote rugby and encourage more youngsters to get involved in the sport. With it’s vast youth section which sees more than 600 young people from minis to U18s playing and training at the club’s Hurlingham Park ground, Hammersmith & Fulham is an ideal environment to further the cause.
Leonard is founder of the Atlas Foundation which, through the power of rugby, helps 21,000 of the poorest kind from the shanty towns of Buenos Aires to the slums of Deli. And at Hammersmith & Fulham, he is helping to do his bit for the game closer to home too.
For more information about the Atlas Foundation visit: www.atlasfrc.org