LEADERSHIP

Atlanta Youth Rugby is led by a committed team of volunteers and paid professionals. Led by CEO Anton Forbes-Roberts, the club has grown from 35 players to over 2200 since 2014.

As rugby grows even more in Atlanta with our new Community and Competitive programs, we are partnering with community leaders and our new pro rugby team to create lasting positive change for Atlanta's girls and boys.

 
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ANTON FORBES-ROBERTS
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CEO

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RUSS WOFFORD
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Board Chair/

Competition

 
Stephen Anderson  - Finance

Stephen Anderson
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Finance

Aaron Nicholson  - Community Partner

Aaron Nicholson
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Community Partner

Julio Carrillo
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Fundraising

Carrie Harwell  - Girls Rugby

Carrie Harwell
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Girls Rugby

Colton Cariaga  - Life University

Colton Cariaga
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Life University

Jill Mitchell currently serves as the Program Manager for The Ascent Project, Inc. (TAP) a nonprofit which ensures that underserved communities receive critical support to ensure long-term stability and strength of their families and communities.  Jill has been instrumental in helping to developing the TAPs programs and partnership to ensure underserved children have the ability and access to 21st Century careers, as well as other opportunities. During school breaks TAP conducts camps at 3 locations serving youth in 5 mixed income communities. The activities include Technology, Fine Arts, Personal Development and Sports.  Jill previously worked for 10 years as Operations Director for the Integral Youth and Family Project, a comprehensive human development program that worked in communities in the revitalization of severely distressed public housing communities in Atlanta.  Outside of her professional world Jill also works with the National Association of Mental Illness (Auburn Avenue) to bring education and awareness to communities.s

Jill Mitchell currently serves as the Program Manager for The Ascent Project, Inc. (TAP) a nonprofit which ensures that underserved communities receive critical support to ensure long-term stability and strength of their families and communities.

Jill has been instrumental in helping to developing the TAPs programs and partnership to ensure underserved children have the ability and access to 21st Century careers, as well as other opportunities. During school breaks TAP conducts camps at 3 locations serving youth in 5 mixed income communities. The activities include Technology, Fine Arts, Personal Development and Sports.

Jill previously worked for 10 years as Operations Director for the Integral Youth and Family Project, a comprehensive human development program that worked in communities in the revitalization of severely distressed public housing communities in Atlanta.

Outside of her professional world Jill also works with the National Association of Mental Illness (Auburn Avenue) to bring education and awareness to communities.s

Jill Mitchell
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Community Relations

Jan Sharrow  - Marketing

Jan Sharrow
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Marketing

Brian Finn  - SafePlay

Brian Finn
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SafePlay

Eagle # Scott Lawrence, serves as Rugby ATL’s first franchise Head Coach. His American rugby experience has been built over the past 20 years having seen the collegiate, professional and international game from both sides of the white lines. In his tenure as a Director of Performance & Head Coach, Lawrence has lead the 2012 USA Men’s U20 program to a World Junior Trophy Championship & Life University to multiple Men’s D1A Collegiate & Senior Club National Championships. The defensive specialist remains a coach contributor for all USA Men’s XV National teams and Head Coach of the USA Selects.

Eagle # Scott Lawrence, serves as Rugby ATL’s first franchise Head Coach. His American rugby experience has been built over the past 20 years having seen the collegiate, professional and international game from both sides of the white lines. In his tenure as a Director of Performance & Head Coach, Lawrence has lead the 2012 USA Men’s U20 program to a World Junior Trophy Championship & Life University to multiple Men’s D1A Collegiate & Senior Club National Championships. The defensive specialist remains a coach contributor for all USA Men’s XV National teams and Head Coach of the USA Selects.

Scott Lawrence
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RugbyATL

Rob Douglass  - Competitive Programs

Rob Douglass
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Competitive Programs

Rachel Sprecher  - Community Programs

Rachel Sprecher
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Community Programs