Duncan Campbell was a Royal Marine recruit when he sustained a brain injury playing for Cobham RFC in 2009 and was medically discharged before completing training.

Having been tremendously fit, his life became sedentary, and his world shrank. Now, a dozen years later, thanks to the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF). he has found a new sport which has changed his life.

The cost-of living-crisis is having an effect on many people but some, like those with life-impacting disabilities, are particularly susceptible. That’s why the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) has supported their beneficiaries with over £90,000 of cost of living grants this autumn, most of which is helping with the increases in energy bills.

Match days are a chance to meet up and enjoy Test match rugby, and one of the most enjoyable places to be at Twickenham is the Injured Players Foundation hospitality box, with its wheelchair accessible terrace.

Three siblings, Emily, Victoria, and Chris Hart took on the TCS London Marathon together raising £26,000 for the RFU Injured Players Foundation and Heads Together charities. 

All of us at the RFU Injured Players Foundation are very saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this time.

This International Women’s Day we celebrated our fantastic nation-wide injured players, staff, supporters, fundraisers and allies who help us to create an equal society which is free from bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

Rugby Football Union (RFU) President His Honour Jeff Blackett and his wife Sally will walk 150 miles during a 15 day nationwide tour this autumn to raise money for the Injured Players Foundation (IPF) as part of the RFU’s official 150th Anniversary celebrations. 

Catastrophically injured playing rugby having just returned as an Army captain from a tour of Afghanistan, Tom Hughes has set off on his accessible catamaran Artemis to sail the world, having planned the trip for six years. 

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    '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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