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Kate Bennetta

I have been involved with Littleborough Rugby club for the last 10 years and like most people have taken on many roles within the club as a volunteer - Firstly as a parent, then team manager, elected onto the M&J Committee, appointed as M&J Fixture Secretary and then elected onto the main executive committee where after 3 years was appointed CEO of Littleborough Sports a position that I held for 3 terms.

I sat on both the Lancashire M&J Committee and Competition Committee for 3 years, assisting with all matters relating to u7’s – u16’s. I was appointed the RFU North Regional Women’s Competition officer for 2 years, I was the first point of contact for any fixture queries, result discrepancies and another general enquires.

In 2014 I was appointed the Rugby 7’s Liaison officer for the Scotland National team for the IRB international competition that was held in Manchester.

In 2015 I was appointed a Team Base Manager for the England 2015 World Cup, I was responsible for all activities leading up to the World Cup matches that were played in Manchester, this included overseeing the logistical and operational activities both for the All Blacks and Uruguay.

In 2016 I was appointed U20’s World Rugby Trophy Manager, my primary purpose was to ensure that as many different venues and people got to experience and see the U20’s World Cup, in a 3-month period the trophy travelled just over 25,000 miles.  

Following on from the successful tour, I was asked to be part of the U20’s Tournament as Team Services Manager, I was the head liaison officer for all of the 12 participating teams all queries/questions went through our office regardless of how big or small.

September 2016, I was approached by Sale Sharks and offered a position as Academy Administrator and Matchday Operations Manager, which I duly accepted.

My role as Administrator involves the co-ordination and logistical requirements for their DPP programme involving over 1200 boys. I am responsible for the facility hire across 7 sites, collating their registration data, compiling reports, responsibility of player welfare.

Ensure that the programme ia executed and delivered at the highest standard. I am also an active member of the RPPG (Regional Player Pathway Group)  


Match Day Operations Manager – Responsible for all Match day activities and logistical requirements at the AJ Bell Stadium, (excluding the actual match) this includes being the on duty safeguarding manager, disability officer and welfare officer for all members of the general public.

I am the U16’s Manager at Littleborough Rugby Club and still sit on the M&J Committee

I sit on the Lancashire County Club and Community Committee.


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