MEET THE TEAM
Our team is based at Harlequins’ stadium, The Stoop, in Twickenham:
Head of Foundation, Marc Leckie
Marc joined as Head of the Harlequins Foundation in October 2017, joining us from his previous role as Director at Charlton Athletic Community Trust, one of the foremost sports related charities in the UK. Marc brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in this sector, and is responsible for the strategic development, growth and day to day running of the Harlequins Foundation.
Foundation Manager, Andy Carpenter
Andy joined the Foundation team in August 2018, having previously worked for Charlton Athletic Community Trust as Head of Social Action and Enterprise. He has vast amounts of experience in operational management and is working to develop the Foundation as the organisation grows.
Fundraising Manager, Katherine Bishop
Katherine joined the team in 2017 as fundraising manager. Katherine is responsible for all aspects of the Harlequins Foundation’s growing fundraising programme. Before joining the team, Katherine held fundraising roles at Breast Cancer Now and UNICEF.
Programme Manager, Paul Wilson
Paul has been with the Harlequins Foundation since 2015. Paul co-ordinates and manages the delivery of a number of the Harlequins Foundation’s key programmes including HITZ, Project Rugby, Switch and the METTLE Schools Programme.
In 2017 Paul, a former rugby player, took on the challenge of the London Marathon to raise funds for the Harlequins Foundation’s mental health campaign, METTLE.
Inclusion Officer, Matthew Shillabeer
Matthew joined Harlequins in December 2016 and is responsible for the day to day running of the Harlequins HITZ Programme.
Foundation Coach, Jacques Seneschall
Jacques Seneschall joined the Harlequins Community department in January 2017, coaching Tackling Numbers and Something to Chew On’. Jacques started full time with the Harlequins Foundation in September 2017 coaching Project Rugby and has now set up and runs the Initiative Project XV.
Jacques is motivated in helping people getting the best out of themselves, as well as discovering new opportunities for individual development within the rugby world.
Foundation Coach, Matthew Williams
Matthew joined the Harlequins Foundation in November 2017 from his previous role as Community Education Officer at Dragons Rugby. With a background in sport and exercise science, he has extensive experience of designing and delivering tailored sports intervention programmes both regionally and nationally.
Matthew is currently coordinating the Harlequins Foundation’s rugby inclusion work, helping to provide high quality rugby opportunities for those who find themselves traditionally underrepresented within our sport. As a keen rugby player, he most recently played in the Welsh Championship for two seasons before making the move to London.
Foundation Assistant, Ellie Edwards
Ellie joined the Foundation in 2018 and works with all aspects of the organisation to support the entire team to deliver our fundraising and delivery goals.