The Rugby Foundation
However you play
The Rugby Foundation was created for everybody involved in the sport of rugby, to help them achieve, develop and grow.
Whatever way YOU play the game, The Rugby Foundation is here to support YOU.
What We Do
Formed originally in the USA to help develop new players, coaches and referees and provide them with opportunity, especially in under-served communities, "The Rugby Foundation" has developed a number of programmes that benefit the rugby community everywhere. TRF now has representatives in more than a dozen countries who will promote opportunity, development and support wherever it is needed.
What have we been up to?
Short African Tour
From Zimbabwe & Zambia to Cape Town for the Rugby 7s World Cup, our reach continues to grow.
Find out more about what TRF CEO Phil Klevorick got up to
TRF visits Fiji School
Just think of what Fiji has given to the rugby world, well now TRF gives something back to their next generation.
Jason Harper Award 2022
This year's Jason Harper Award as voted for by fellow referees at the NAI7s has been shared by two young match officials from Nigeria and Germany.
NAI7s Salt Lake City
Everybody involved in rugby will understand the potential dangers of concussion to players.
The CVS partnership brings a new personal solution allowing every player an opportunity to manage their own brain health.
Hitting the Rock
Recently our European Director, Mike Mulroy, visited Gibraltar during their 7s event to find out more about their Cauliflower Ear project.
TRF Ambassador to Malta, Sam Ramage recently made the trip to Anchorage for the Midnight Sun Sevens where he caught up with TRF CEO Phil Klevorick.
Beginning with an ambition to remove single use plastics from all rugby tournaments, TRF has appointed a new Sustainability Manager to help achieve zero waste and promote sustainability.
New Board Member
TRF is delighted to announce that Todd Walter has joined the Advisory Board with a primary focus on growing and connecting Scouts with the TRF Flag Rugby Programme.
Further details will follow.
Our New Ambassador in Portugal
Coach and Referee, Ricardo Hawkes becomes our latest TRF Ambassador. He will be working this summer to deliver key awareness of brian health and concussion among the young players.
Future Leaders Programme
TRF recently partnered with The Rugby Centurions to deliver their Future Leaders Programme FREE of charge to young people involved in rugby across the globe.
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