Helen Clayton


Helen has been involved in the sport sector for over 20 years, previous roles include college lecturer, coach, school sports coordinator and sports development officer.


During her time with Premiership Rugby, Helen developed the Hitz project in all 12 Premiership clubs, the programme used sport and rugby to develop young people, provide them with educational opportunities and find them work. This project was introduced in Argentina and Colombia and continues to grow.


Helen then took a break from working in the sports sector and worked for Business in the Community as part of their Business Connector programme, coordinating volunteers from business to reinvigorate communities through networking and maximising resources and capacity that was already held within those communities.


The pull to return to sport was too strong and saw her take up the role of Sported Partnerhips Manager in April 2018 where she is currently managing our relationship with Sport England.


A lover of any sport, Helen is a self confessed rugby addict after an international rugby career spanning 4 World Cups and 88 caps, she also represented England at 7’s and the British Lionesses.