Paul Doran Jones
Paul Doran Jones has recently retired after 14 seasons as a Professional Rugby Player. Having played for Wasps, Northampton and Gloucester, he also represented England gaining 7 caps. These England tours took him to Australia , South Africa and a famous series win in Argentina in 2014. He was also part of Martin Johnson’s 2011, six nations winning squad and domestically he was the winner of the Challenge Cup with Gloucester - his home town club.
Educated at Wellington College Berkshire, Paul initially pursued a medical degree at Trinity College Dublin. This saw him sign for Leinster and draw on his Irish roots whilst playing for Ireland at U19 and U21 world Cups. Unable to balance both top flight sport and a medical degree he graduated with a 2:1 in medicinal Chemistry - behind his family the achievement he is most proud of to date.
More recently Paul has transitioned from sportsman into family life with his wife Zoe and three children Isla 5, Luna 2 and new born son Kit 2 months.
He has also opened and successfully run a restaurant - GrillShed - a Californian Grill restaurant featuring low and slow Cooked meat and craft beers with a number of his teammates as investors. And Gloucesters first artisan coffee shop - Coffee Lab.
His main interest has been in the property field- where he has recently led a team who have designed and built 117 studio apartments for young professionals and post graduate students in Gloucester. This is the start of a exciting development career with lots of other projects in the pipeline in Gloucestershire and the South West.