For a catastrophically injured player, remaining a central part of a family that has been there through thick and thin is fundamentally important.
Ben Smoldon, aged 39, suffered a broken neck playing for Sutton Coldfield Colts when he was 17.
The England Legends will return to the Twickenham Stoop on Friday 26th February 2016 to take on an Ireland Legends team, offering spectators a great start to a big weekend in the 2016 RBS 6 Nations.
2015 is a HUGE year for rugby in England, and the IPF are lucky enough to be a beneficiary of the VU ltd World Cup Preview Dinner, kicking off the World Cup in spectacular fashion with a in the heart of London.
The England Legends v Wales Legends fixture sets the stage for the Rugby World Cup tie between England and Wales
Prince Harry paid a visit to Twickenham Stadium to meet runners training for the London Marathon. The session was hosted by the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) on behalf of charities involved in the Charities Forum, the collection of charities of which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are patrons.
Digital and direct marketing agency Flourish has created a multifunctional rugby referee app (http://www.rugbyrefereeapp.com/) available from iTunes and Google Play with all proceeds going to the RFU Injured Players Foundation.
RFU Injured Players Foundation client John Burgess, associate assistant headteacher at Northfield School in Billingham, is one of 10 teachers nationally to receive a regional Teacher of the Year Award - and could go on to win the main prize in October.