Picture this, you've served your country for over a decade, missing many birthdays, anniversaries and spent what it feels like a lifetime on tour across numerous highly dangerous territories.
You're now a well decorated and seasoned soldier who has to leave your prosperous career behind and move into the ‘norm’ of every day British socialisation.
Where do you go ? What do you do? Who do you speak to?
Rugby for Heroes
We provide financial and personal support to servicemen and women to help them make the transition from military service back into civilian life.
This includes designated transition courses using the sport of Rugby as a means to assist with this transition process as well as providing financial support to individuals by way of a formal grant application process.
Why the Rugby Community?
Rugby for Heroes works with the rugby community to raise funds and awareness for military personnel who are making the transition to civilian life. We are committed to providing financial and personal support, to help individuals overcome the many challenges that this transition presents.
There are some obvious parallels that can be drawn between the UK’s Armed Forces and the sport of rugby – the traditions and core values of: leadership, teamwork, commitment, discipline, courage, respect, loyalty and camaraderie are all values in which the sport of rugby and the military unite behind and aspire to, and it is these values that RUGBY FOR HEROES champions.
And when the time comes for a person to leave the Armed Forces we believe the rugby community can offer a sense of belonging to our returning heroes that is easy for them to recognise and relate to. Through rugby teams, coaching and the wider community we are a dependable friend in a time of transition.