"They have given me lots of help, lots of assistance. Without them, it would have been a far greater struggle. They care about you and what your family has got to go through.”
– Ben Larson, a seriously injured player supported by New Zealand Rugby Foundation since 1999
More than 150,000 registered rugby players of all ages and ethnicities safely play our national game.
We are the safety net for the unfortunate few who are seriously injured, providing immediate guidance, vital funding and a unified social network. We connect seriously injured players and their families with key services, short and long-term, to have a positive impact not only on the individual, but their whānau and wider community as well.
The type of support we provide includes legal assistance with trusts, deeds, wills and advocacy matters, personal counselling, education, sports and arts, home and garden maintenance, business start-up assistance, technology and group activities. We also provide expert advice regarding accessibility and modifications that may be required in response to SCI (spinal cord injury).
In a nutshell, we share the journey with our seriously injured team mates as their permanent support organisation to tailor support and resources that enhance and better their lives as much as possible.