James Thompson

James Thompson

Key info

  • Age: 22
  • Nationality: English
  • Hometown: York
  • Project participation: Zambia, Malawi


James is from a farm in East Yorkshire. Agriculture and rugby have always been his passion. James has recently finished his degree at Newcastle University where he studied Agri-Business Management. He has played rugby for his school, club, county and university and his own 7s team: The Northern Exiles.

Proud Achievement

Captaining his school 1st XV. James also played for Yorkshire for five years, including winning the U20s County Championships for two years in a row.

James’ Goal

“Having been fortunate enough to experience fantastic opportunities through rugby, I can’t think of anything better than to return that favour by passing on my knowledge and experiences to those less fortunate.”

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