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.

Chris Sigsworth, the RFU Rugby Development Officer for Birmingham, will be running the London Marathon on Sunday April 13 to help his mate Ben, and to raise funds for the RFU Injured Players Foundation, the official charity of England Rugby.

The RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) is to benefit from the sales of a book that takes a humorous look at grassroots rugby.

"The Mud, the Beer and the Rugby", is an updated version of the successful and enjoyable "Tales from the Vale" written by John Collier, who has enjoyed a long association with Burnley RFC – formerly Calder Vale RFC – with rugby tales based on characters from Burnley, their Lancashire neighbours and clubs further afield.

The RFU Injured Players Foundation Rugby Runners day 2014 was a fantastic success over the weekend with 80 participants in attendance. The day was opened up to all Princes Forum charity runners, with 14 charities represented it was a great opportunity for all the marathon runners to join forces, share tips and take in as much information before their last few months of training.

Simon Barugh, a long term IPF fundraiser has just completed a remarkable 300km trek through Spain. The trek was called ‘Camino de Santiago Primitivo’ which means the Prime/first path to Santiago. The trek started in the Spanish city of Oviedo and after 12 days of relentless trekking these endurance warriors arrived in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compestelo.

Playing 26 matches across the UK in one long weekend, the Essex Bishops' Ruggerthon event is hoping to set a world record and raise funds for IPF.

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