One of the original founders of Access Sport, Phil first achieved success as a Rugby Union player, winning 38 caps for England and 189 caps for Bath Rugby Club. Inspired by the work of local sports clubs working with disadvantaged young people he co-founded Access Sport, alongside Charlie beauchamp and John Guard. After retiring he has also engaged in the development of sports at elite level, through Sport England where he worked with national governing bodies. Phil has taken part in the Wasps Legends Foundation, helping to raise over £130,000. Most recently, in 2018 the RFU appointed Phil as their Senior RFU Representative.