This World OT Day our resident Occupational Therapist Caroline Searight has discussed the changes made over the last 6 months and the powerful impact that has been achieved.

They should have been cheered on by thousands as the London Marathon took place through the streets of the capital.

Instead, four intrepid heroes were waved off by World Rugby chairman, Bill Beaumont, to complete 26.2 miles around Kendal Rugby Club’s first team pitch. Three of them were in wheelchairs and all four were fundraising for the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

RFU Injured Players Foundation client Gary Evans shares his experiences at the Battle Back weekend, and how it helped him find his love of archery.

Players who have piled on some weight during lockdown and want to get fit again for the fast, new, non-contact rugby may want to sign up to an initiative launched by Old Albanians and raise money for charities which include the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

Four years ago Harry Langley was injured playing hooker for the University of Sussex when he was 20. Since then he has shifted his focus to wheelchair rugby and is now aiming to represent Team GB at the Paralympic Games.

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  • Jack Smith's GB Wheelchair Rugby Tokyo Gold

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Real Stories

  • 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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