About Us

We provide support and information to rugby players in England who sustain a catastrophic spinal cord injury or acute severe traumatic brain injury playing the game, and help prevent future injuries through vital research.

Our assistance is available to any player, from grassroots up to professional level, to empower them to lead their lives as fully and independently as they are able to. We are there for the player, family, friends and club immediately after injury and for the rest of their lives.

We are continually funding research to make breakthroughs to understand how we can improve the care of the injured player and make the game of rugby safer with the vision to allow everyone to play the game without catastrophic injuries occurring.

We also offer help to individuals who sustain injuries while playing rugby that are not classed as a catastrophic spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury, by providing information and where possible by relieving financial hardship.

We want everyone who loves the game to get involved. We need YOU to help raise funds and raise awareness to support injured players and to fund vital research.


See how you can help make a difference to the rugby family.


Real Stories

  • Tom's Story

    'I could have got to Uni without the IPF help, but I'm not sure I would have gone to Uni without the IPF help.'

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  • KJ's Story

    "There wasn’t a single day that the IPF and the club weren’t there for me. It has made me appreciate rugby even more.”

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  • Jamie's Story

    “Life is not the same as it was but a million times better than it could have been."

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