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Phelps makes history in Shropshire

North Midlands RFU

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2016 08:33pm
Great Dawley, Telford and Wrekin
By Paul Bolton
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Judith Phelps has been elected the first female President in the history of the Shropshire RFU.

The Telford Hornets club stalwart succeeded Andrew Watson-Jones of Newport at the county’s annual meeting last night and will hold office for a two year term. 

Don Howell of Oswestry as elected as Shropshire’s Vice-President.

Phelps began her association with rugby at Telford while her children were moving through the club’s junior section. She went on to serve the club in a number of roles including chairman.

She is Safeguarding Manager of North Midlands RFU and is responsible, on a voluntary basis, for setting, managing and advising on safeguarding policy across a Constituent Body of more than 60 clubs.

Phelps has also been called on to present and support at RFU events and conferences, an acknowledgement of her expertise and the respect in which she is held.

Last year she was a Torch Trophy winner, a national award which recognises volunteers in sport and recreation.

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