Since the death of his club mate Stuart Mangan in 2009, our Finance Director Russell, together with his Veteran’s team, have been raising money for the RFU Injured Players Foundation.
Between 2009 and 2017 the charity raised over £120,000 for disabled rugby charities, through matches played in Stuart’s memory.
This year they wanted to do more to raise awareness of a charity that does so much for injured players and their families and an idea was hatched to host a grass roots veterans rugby tournament at Twickenham. Incredibly this plan with the generous support of the RFU, came off and on the 9th June 2018, 130 veteran players from 4 clubs who have suffered catastrophic player injuries, put their bodies on the line on the holy turf.
Their ambitious target of £40,000 was smashed to bits and, to date they have raised over £100,000 with Russell personally raising £1600.