We are delighted to welcome Daisy Hopkins and Megan Beddoe as the Student Representatives on the Students’ RFU Trustee Board.
Daisy and Megan are both experienced trustee board members having held positions within their respective institutions, Oxford Brookes and LSE, as elected sabbatical officers. With their passion for the game, representing the student voice and making a difference to student rugby, they are a great addition to the team and bring a fresh voice to the group.
Chairman Mark Hyndman said: “I am delighted we have been able to appoint two outstanding young trustees onto the board, both of whom, have existing trustee experience and also closely connected to university students in their current roles. Their views and input will be invaluable to developing both the Students’ RFU and the university game.”
Please read below to find out more about Daisy and Megan.
Megan has been working in roles supporting student sport since graduating and is passionate about the transformative power of sport as a part of a higher education experience. She was formerly a sabbatical officer, representing students at LSE Students’ Union, and has subsequently worked at Royal Holloway Students’ Union and most recently Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union, where she manages the Student Opportunities team, running sports clubs, societies and volunteering. As well as her day job, Megan has also held voluntary roles within BUCS previously as a student chair and currently as a staff officer on the advisory group. Outside of work, she is a keen amateur rugby player since first trying the sport three years ago, although on the lookout for a new team to join following my big move to the Southwest.
“I am delighted to take up a trustee role with the SRFU and for the opportunity to be a positive influence on the student game. Playing sport at university gave me the opportunity to lead a club, make lifelong friends and gain skills that I still use today, so I am really excited to join an organisation that is delivering these opportunities to the next generation of students.”
Daisy is a graduate from Oxford Brookes University with a Medical Science degree and has just finished two years with Brookes Union as Vice President Wellbeing and then Union President representing the students of Oxford Brookes.
During her time at University, Daisy played for the Women's Rugby Club and represented them as Club President. She is now playing for Oxford Harlequins Women's who have recently created a partnership with the University which is very exciting! She is enjoying helping them with social media and women's club recruitment. Daisy has a keen interest in student engagement, participation and development and a large part of her work has been in this area.
In her free time, Daisy enjoys volunteering in the local community, cycling and walking her family's dog called Spot!
“It is exciting to join a board in which I am able to combine my knowledge and enthusiasm for student participation and university rugby. I am very much looking forward to getting stuck in!”