Meet the Team

Amanda Neale-Robinson Communications Officer

Amplifying impact

Amanda Neale-Robinson
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Amanda is eager to foster even more opportunities to help support the development of healthy, vibrant young people. In her role, Amanda works in partnership with governing bodies, rugby clubs and the education, private, and public sectors to build stronger communities. Amanda brings 18 years of integrated marketing communications experience in addition to nearly a decade of experience focused on building capacity for youth-serving organizations. Prior to joining TIRF, Amanda worked in broadcasting, sponsorship, event planning, and non-profit consulting. She currently serves on the board of directors at Netball Ontario and continues to support grassroots projects through her work with The ReDesign Group.

Amanda is selfless with her time, but is not very good sharing her chocolates.

Bridging needs and opportunity

Amanda Cacilhas
Coordinator, Programs and Outreach

As the Program and Evaluation Coordinator, Amanda C. spends a lot of time building reports and supporting the delivery of TIRF’s youth-athlete-focused inclusivity toolkit: Everyone’s Game, funded by Heritage Canada. Before joining TIRF, Amanda’s interest in international development and youth-centred programming led her across the world to Indonesia to work as the Monitoring and Evaluations Team Lead with equip HUBS. In her spare time, Amanda volunteers as a youth advisory committee member for Development and Peace.

Amanda’s idea of “fun” includes being dropped off in the middle of the wilderness and surviving off the land. Not because she loves camping, but simply because she loves being stressed out.

Paul Myers Rugby Development

Coaching champions

Paul Myers
Consultant, Rugby Development

As the Rugby Development Consultant, Paul is responsible for consulting and delivering training development. Notorious on-and-off the pitch, Paul truly is everyone’s coach. When he’s not out in the community facilitating trainings with coaches or community partners, you can find Paul on the pitch. Paul discovered his love of the sport later in life. He coaches TIRF’s Under-16s; Ontario Central Hubs Under-18s, is a member of Rugby Ontario’s Under-18 Men’s Sevens coaching staff and has been coaching the Malvern Collegiate rugby team for nearly 20 years.

Paul’s alter-ego, DJ Clyde, is TIRF’s very own desktop DJ. DJ Clyde, not to be confused with DJ Khaled, takes Motown requests on Fridays after 2PM.