Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coach of Youth Rugby and Belonging
Establishing safe spaces
As Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coach of Youth Rugby and Belonging, Spencer is responsible for expanding on the delivery of TIRF’s youth and high-school aged programming in both high performance and community rugby areas, through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. In his role, Spencer will be working directly with youth aged 12 to 19, caring adults, and partners-in-play to increase the engagement, and stewardship of, self-identifying BIPOC youth athletes onto, and through, the rugby player pathway. Spencer brings over 30 years of coaching experience where he led sevens and 15’s programs at the local, regional, provincial, and national team levels in both men’s and women’s rugby. His extensive knowledge of the sport has brought him all around the world where he has coached various teams and introduced the game of rugby to many youth.