Simon Gent is Wassenaar Warriors’ new Child Welfare Officer (CWO). In this role, he is the point of contact for players and parents on all personal safety matters. Simon explains: “I will be happy to discuss all nature of enquiries related to players feeling safe, welcome and valued at our club.”
Simon works as head of design technology at the British School in the Netherlands, Voorschoten campus and teaches students aged 11 to 18. He has had a connection with rugby from a young age. Simon tells: “I played rugby from the age of 9 until I hung up my boots at 34, but I continued to be involved with the game as a coach, completing a number coaching and refereeing course along the way. At the BSN, I coach the school’s rugby team, which includes a good number of Wassenaar Warriors players. I have accompanied the students on trips to tournaments in Paris, Brussels and England. More recently I have enjoyed taking part in the touch rugby sessions at Wassenaar Warriors on Sunday morning.”
Simon concludes: “I look forward to being more involved with the club and getting to know the volunteers, parents and players as the season develops. Having spent 10 years as a director of rugby in a UK independent school I hope that I will be well equipped to support you all as the club continues to grow.”
How to get in touch
Wassenaar Warriors is committed to ensuring that the club is a safe and friendly environment for children and young people, and this is embedded in the culture of the club. If in any doubt about the nature of a concern, please first refer to the Child Safety Policy that can be found on this page. Would you like to contact Simon for child safety related issues? You can contact him by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.