Chris Andrew and Project Touchline

Chris Andrew created Project Touchline in 2015.

It has traded as a private limited company since 25th June 2018.

Chris has worked in primary education for over twenty years and is a qualified UKCC Level 2 Rugby Union and Cricket coach. Between 2005 – 2011 he worked at the award winning Bath Rugby Education Centre which was part of the high profile HM Government’s Playing for Success programme.

In 2011, he founded Roaring Rugby Ltd which was a successful rugby union coaching company working at its height with over five hundred parents during after-school and for holiday camps. During the period between 2011 and 2018 the company worked with over thirty primary schools and employed over twenty-five staff.

In 2016, Chris was admitted and licensed as a Reader/Licensed Lay Minister in the Diocese of Gloucester and Church of England and in 2019, Chris was commissioned as an Archbishops’ Evangelist at Lambeth Palace in London.

It was his successful career at Bath Rugby which led to the creation of Roaring Rugby which followed with extensive knowledge, skills and understanding of coaching PE/Sport to primary school children in schools and at clubs. The call to be a minister and evangelist in the Anglican Church culminated in Project Touchline being born.

During the 2023/24 academic year, Chris and Project Touchline will be working with the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon in all 13 diocesan church schools as well as 15 church schools in 8 dioceses across England.

In August 2023, a new partnership began in Western Kenya with the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Diocese of Mumias. A pilot working with 20 school chaplains in Kenyan schools will begin in January 2024.

A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”


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