Jimmy grew up and has lived in Bath all his life. From an early age, sport played a major role, but rugby became his main focus. He joined Bath Rugby Club at 17 years old and went on to play over 300 games, 99 of these being first team appearances, including three Cup Final victories at Twickenham as a replacement.
In 2001 he became the first Community Coach for Bath Rugby.Two years later, he established Bath Rugby Community Foundation (registered charity) and spent the next 11 years managing the organisation, working with over 125,000 young people during his tenure
In April 2014, Jimmy founded Sporting Family Change. He is immensely passionate about supporting and engaging with local families and uses many different activities to engage with the whole family, whatever needs they have. He aims to build confidence, family resilience and motivation to make positive life style changes. Experience has taught him that for these changes to be sustainable, working with the whole family and not just the individual/child or parent separately is vital.
Jimmy is married to Lynda and has two grown up children, Jess and Tobias. He enjoys being outdoors, loves a sporting challenge and has a passion for farming.