The Village Lions Rugby Football Club is excited to announce that Kim “Kimbo” Dacres has been appointed a member of its Board of Directors.
“I’m incredibly proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Lions during this time of incredible change in our city and our country,” stated Kim. “I’m excited to contribute to our strategic planning efforts and to support our players, coaches, and members as we look to set the tone for the next decade of Lions.”
“We are thrilled at the addition of Kimbo to the Board of Directors,” offered club president JP Lindsey. “I feel that bringing her incredible skills and tenacious enthusiasm to the Village Lions will help solidify our progress toward our goal of growing and evolving grass roots, community rugby.”
The role is a three year appointment and Kim joins Meg Collins, John Greally, Kimani Davis, and Christian Avrerill as full Directors as well as JP Lindsey and Ryan Tumelty who serve on the Board of Directors as part of their duties as club president and treasurer, respectively.
“Kim makes you want to be a better version of yourself,” shared Director Meg Collins. “Whether that is as friends, on the field as #8 to her 9 or off the field as assistant coach to her head coach. She makes you want to step up and do better because she leads by example. When she commits to something, she is all in. I’m thrilled to work side by side with her once again.”
Born in the Bronx, Kimbo is a first-generation Jamaican American. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Williams College as dual major Art Studio and Political Science, and a minor in Africana Studies. She received her Masters in Education (Teaching English as Second Language K-12) from Lehman College at the City University of New York. Kimbo worked for 10 ten years as an educator in New York City public and charter schools prior to transitioning her career to being a full time artist. Kimbo joined Lions Feb 2009 playing scrumhalf and serving as a utility player across the backline.
“Kimbo is a builder,” noted Director Christian Averill. “As we look ahead at the next three years and beyond, she has the set of skills to help us develop our community in meaningful ways toward our goals.”
“Kim’s authenticity is influential,” said Director Kimo Davis. “Her approach to the sport of rugby, life and personal relationships nourishes the approach of self accountability.”