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Roger Uttley OBE

Patron – Roger Uttley OBE

Cerebral Palsy Sport is proud to have England rugby international Roger Uttley as one of our charity Patrons. Roger played rugby 23 games for England both in the second row and the back row, 5 times as captain, 4 tests in the Lions back row on the undefeated 1974 tour to South Africa.

Roger was born in Blackpool, attended Montgomery High School and Blackpool Grammar School and played first for Fylde then Gosforth before finishing his career at Wasps.

He coached the successful London and South East Divisional side in the mid to late 80’s before working with Geoff Cooke to coach and guide the England XV captained by Will Carling to the final of the 1991 World Cup. He was also assistant coach to the victorious 1989 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

In 1997 he was asked to manage the England XV, a job he enjoyed doing despite it coinciding with the infamous tour to hell.

His professional life has always been in teaching physical education and for 20 years he was Director of that subject at Harrow School.

Boy in swimming pool
Boy in swimming pool

Roger Uttley OBE

Patron – Roger Uttley OBE

Cerebral Palsy Sport is proud to have England rugby international Roger Uttley as one of our charity Patrons. Roger played rugby 23 games for England both in the second row and the back row, 5 times as captain, 4 tests in the Lions back row on the undefeated 1974 tour to South Africa.

Roger was born in Blackpool, attended Montgomery High School and Blackpool Grammar School and played first for Fylde then Gosforth before finishing his career at Wasps.

He coached the successful London and South East Divisional side in the mid to late 80’s before working with Geoff Cooke to coach and guide the England XV captained by Will Carling to the final of the 1991 World Cup. He was also assistant coach to the victorious 1989 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

In 1997 he was asked to manage the England XV, a job he enjoyed doing despite it coinciding with the infamous tour to hell.

His professional life has always been in teaching physical education and for 20 years he was Director of that subject at Harrow School.

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