New Treasurer for RFA


RFA board

26th November 2020

At the RFA’s recent board meeting, James Tilston was appointed as the Association’s new Treasurer. In this role, he succeeds David Parlby, who became President of the RFA in September.

James (pictured, above right, with Rupert Mathieu) is eminently suited to his new role. Not only will he be a familiar face to everyone in the Fives-playing world, both on and off court, he has also embarked on a career in accountancy since graduating from university. He currently works as Forensic Accounting Manager at BDO UK LLP.

He learned his Fives at St Paul’s School, before going on to be captain of the Durham University Fives Club. Since leaving university, he has been a regular on the tournament circuit – and with no lack of success. He has won both the President’s Cup and South East Open Doubles title twice, and was part of the Old Paulines team that won the most recent Owers Trophy Old Boys tournament in September 2019.

Following his appointment as RFA Treasurer, he will join the board, combining his duties for the RFA with those for the Jesters Club, for whom he is one of the Rugby Fives representatives.