NZ RUGBY FOUNDATION

Compassion. Courage. Commitment. Connection.

The New Zealand Rugby Foundation champions the safety of all players in the game we love.

For nearly 40 years, the NZ Rugby Foundation has partnered with players who suffer a life changing injury. And we do a whole lot more.​​​​​​​

Our work centres on four key pillars:

  • Support
  • Prevention, education and research
  • Advocacy
  • Fundraising

These pillars hold up the 147,000 registered rugby players in New Zealand who play one of our most loved sport. We are there from the moment a player steps out onto the pitch through to if the unimaginable happens and they suffer a life changing injury.

$4.75M+

GRANTS PAID SINCE 2013

117

VIPS (very injured players) HELPED

84

REPORTED INCIDENTS IN 2023 

$310K+

INVESTED IN RESEARCH

OUR COMMITMENT

SUPPORTING OUR SERIOUSLY INJURED PLAYERS​​​​​​​

Founded in 1986 the Foundation works to ensure that the message of safety first is front of mind for all rugby players, alongside the comprehensive support they provide to all seriously injured rugby players financially and emotionally, for life.

​​​​​​​If you want to provide empathetic support, promote safety in our national game and encourage research to provide a sustainable product for future generations - come join our team.​​​​​​​

AT NZ RUGBY FOUNDATION WE CARE,  ADVOCATE FOR AND CHAMPION THE SAFETY OF ALL PLAYERS IN THE GAME WE LOVE​​​​​​​

SUPPORT
In providing empathetic support, opportunity and assistance for catastrophically injured rugby players and their whānau.

JOIN WITH US
In promoting safe play, including support for leading edge research into concussion and injury prevention.​​​​​​​​​​​

SUPPORT US
As we continue to push relentlessly for the rights of our injured players and the wider disability sector.​​​​​​​

OUR V.I.Ps
NZ FOUNDATION 'VERY INJURED PLAYERS'


Since our establishment in 1986 we have partnered with more than 117 seriously injured players (as at Sept 2023). Their stories fuel our passion to understand their needs and strive for their continued well-being. 

STAY CONNECTED
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Stay connected with the NZ Rugby Foundation on our social media where we share inspiring stories and resources that support our mission of aiding seriously injured rugby players.

Once a team mate, always a team mate - Follow us today and join our growing community of rugby enthusiasts and advocates.