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Meet the Team

The Foundation is run by a board of voluntary trustees, all of whom are heavily involved in the club and are passionate about the work of the trust.  We also have an amazing Community Team of staff and volunteers, meet them below:

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Clare Black

Community Engagement Manager

Clare joined the Foundation in February 2019 as Community Engagement Manager.  Clare has been volunteering with More in Common in Batley since 2017 and is a member of the Batley Community Choir, which has helped her make many local connections and learn about the communities in Batley and surrounding areas.  Out of work, Clare likes photography, the gym, and the outdoors.

clare@batleysportingfoundation.org

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Paul Wood

Volunteer & Coach

Paul aka Woody, is an experienced coach and member of the Community Team. Woody spends much of his time doing the important work of coaching in schools, running PE, lunchtime and after school sessions, you can also find him at the Fox’s Fanzone on matchdays.

paul@batleysportingfoundation.org

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Simon Alvy

Schools Coach

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Euan Henson

Volunteer

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Jon Humpleby

Community Engagement Officer

Jon is a long-standing and well-respected member of the Community Team, Jon has a passion for community work and is a very popular face at the Mount. Jon runs Community Gym and works on the M.E.N. project.

Jon@batleysportingfoundation.org

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Andy Walker

Gym Instructor & Volunteer

Andy is a big Batley Bulldogs fan and joined the Community Team as a volunteer in 2019.  Andy has recently passed his level 2 Fitness Instructors course and runs Tuesday & Thursday evenings Men only sessions.

andy@batleysportingfoundation.org

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Joanne Alvy

Volunteer

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Battler

Mascot

Battler joined the Foundation in April 2022. He works in the community, local schools, events, takes part in the local run for Jo (the mascot's race) and enjoys helping out his fellow bulldogs at home and away games. Battler is well looked after by the team!

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Dan Winner

Volunteer & Coach

Dan has a long history with the club, previously working as a full-time Rugby League Development Officer for the Bulldogs. Dan now volunteers for the Foundation coaching in schools, helping on match days and also with the holiday clubs, as well as juggling a full-time trade as a plasterer.  Dan has been playing rugby since the age of 7 and started coaching at just 16 at Batley Boys ARLFC and continues to coach Tots ages 3-5 and also the Open Age second team.

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Bilaal Ashfak

Volunteer & Social Media Manager

Bilaal joined us in 2019 whilst he was doing the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award and had chosen 3 months for volunteering. He currently runs our social media accounts and also helps out on matchdays, events, and holiday camps!

bilaal@batleysportingfoundation.org

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Amaan Sumra

Volunteer

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John Wagner

Volunteer

John helps run some activities in the local community!

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