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New rugby role for editor who left weekly in restructure

lynne-fernquestAn editor who left a weekly newspaper in a management restructure earlier this year has taken up a new role with a rugby union club.

As reported by HTFP in May, Lynne Fernquest left the Bath Chronicle after four years in charge as part of the restructure of Trinity Mirror’s titles in the South-West of England.

Lynne, pictured, has now been appointed trustee of the Bath Rugby Foundation, the charitable arm of the city’s professional rugby club.

Lynne also chairs the developing and innovating committee on the board of the Bath Business Improvement District (BID) and works as a strategic communications consultant with PR firm Geometry.

She said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the board of Bath Rugby Foundation. Since arriving in Bath four years’ ago I have admired the charity and watched in awe as it delivers innovative and exciting programmes time and time again.

“Using sport to influence so many young lives for the better and enabling children and young adults to succeed in the most challenging of circumstances is the most noble of aims.

“I am also proud that my media industry experience will help spread the word about the charity’s inspirational work to an even wider audience.”

Mandy Gardner, general manager at, Bath Rugby Foundation, said: “Lynne is an excellent addition to our board of trustees and I have no doubt that she will have a significant impact at a time of great growth and development for us.”

Bath Rugby Foundation is the charitable arm of Bath Rugby Club set up to empower young people in Bath and surrounding areas to succeed. They use the values of rugby to inspire young people to create a better future for themselves.”

Rachael Sugden was announced as Lynne’s replacement at the Chronicle last month.