Over a long weekend – a very long weekend – at the start of August, RFU Council member Rob Udwin, a former RFU Board member and a current Trustee of the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF), cycled from Birmingham to London, along 120 miles of the Grand Union Canal.

The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the RFU Injured Players Foundation, recently visited a number of injured players at the charity's Client Forum at Twickenham Stadium, including Dani Watts who called the visit "a real boost."

Eight catastrophically injured rugby players recently completed the IPF Battle Back weekend in Lilleshall as part of the IPF’s Engage programme which aims to empower injured players, to break down personal barriers and to change perceptions of their abilities through involvement in physical or socially challenging activities.

What better way to celebrate your club’s 40th anniversary than running a vets rugby tournament on Twickenham’s hallowed turf and raising around £125,000 for the RFU Injured Players Foundation?

Supporting the IPF as a club by raising money or raising awareness of catastrophic injuries in rugby can have a huge impact on the lives of the injured players we support and the research we fund. Find out how you can make a difference to the rugby family this season!

We need supporters like you to get on your bike to raise money to help injured rugby players this summer by taking part in the 2018 Prudential Ride London. Places are available now on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay and apply today.

As the Winter Olympics come to a close, a group of catastrophically injured rugby players will take part in an adapted skiing course this March on the slopes of Andorra as part of the new IPF Engage Programme.

In 1993 Stuart Birt was away from home dealing with a fire at his firm’s factory when someone called him to say his 18-year-old son had been airlifted to Stoke Mandeville Hospital from an inter-house rugby match at school.

We urgently need runners to fill empty places in half marathons & 10k’s to raise money in support of injured players this spring. Places are available now in the Brighton Half Marathon, The London Landmarks Half, the Big Half, & the Vitality London 10,000.

We recently completed a set of short films with the help of a number of injured rugby players supported by the charity, giving an insight in to the impact of a catastrophic injury and how the IPF can help when this happens.

It was a double celebration as 22-year-old Harry Langley heard that he had been selected for the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby talent squad and cheered England on to a 30-6 victory against the Wallabies.

Mark Bowen visited the IPF Box to watch England v Argentina in the Old Mutual Wealth Series during the Autumn Series and agreed to give the IPF an insight in to his story.

At every England home match at Twickenham the RFU Injured Players Foundation hosts rugby players with catastrophic and life-changing injuries sustained playing the game, in the charity's adapted hospitality box. Discover what happens on a match day inside the box.

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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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  • Jack's Story

    "The most important thing has been the personal approach, the IPF became our extended family.”

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