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.
We recognise the importance of mental health as our servicemen and women make the challenging transition to civilian life.
Combining rugby’s core values with an ever-growing network of specialist support, our Transition Through Rugby course strives to provide a sense of belonging tailored to the needs of our military personnel.
We offer a free 5 day residential course that aims to support military service men and women through the sport of rugby. Players provide professional expertise guidance and mentoring to help develop core life skills, teamwork, a greater depth and knowledge of the sport.
The course is open to any serving or former member of the armed forces, irrelevant of rank and service background. On completion of the course the individual will be qualified to apply the principles of safe and effective management, coach players of differing age groups and fully integrate within a local rugby club.
The R4H course is founded upon the RFU core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, and sportsmanship which will also provide them with the opportunity to complete the RFU courses Rugby Ready, Scrum Factory, UKCC Level 1 or UKCC Level 2.
Rugby For Heroes has been working with the wider rugby community and professional player network since 2011 when the charity was first formed to raise funds, awareness and support for service leavers who are making the sometimes difficult transition from military to civilian life.