The Rugby Foundation (TRF) and the Rugby Centurions Foundation are announcing a strategic partnership utilising the Future Leaders education modules with an initial focus upon teenagers ages 15-19 years of age. With these focused education modules, we will be able to help identify and develop our future leaders while bringing rugby values to the forefront within the individuals and our communities.
Zoe Kemp, Head of Operations for The Rugby Centurions says, “There are tremendous synergies between both organizations, especially building grassroots programs globally, and we are excited about the opportunities to work with The Rugby Foundation.
The Rugby Centurions Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates those players who have won 100 International Test Caps or more for their country. As one entity, the iconic players pledge to educate, motivate, and inspire the next generation. The Foundation achieves this by helping young people develop essential leadership skills, enabling them to build a positive and productive future.
The importance of leadership qualities in a young person’s life starts early and will be deployed directly in future employment. Leadership skills help students to accept challenges and solve problems in business environments and life experiences.
"We are both passionate about coming together and using sport for good in the community and beyond.”
The CEO and Co-Founder of TRF, Phil Klevorick stated, “Our European Ambassador, Mike Mulroy, in our UK office, brought us this incredible opportunity to partner with The Rugby Centurions Foundation. Working with a world-class organization along with elite athletic achievers in the sport of rugby, will help us bring to light the commitment and education to achieve greatness with focused efforts. The opportunity to utilize and potentially expand upon their Future Leaders online education platform and our desire to help individuals identify their character and focus upon quality values often found in the rugby ethos, will be a significant step forward in a unique education platform for our teenagers.”
Our objective at TRF is to make these education platforms available across the rugby community as well as incorporating other opportunities with our other partnerships such as The Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, school districts, Homeless Youth Organizations, Youth Correction Facilities, PAL, etc. Helping develop some of the values of leadership with the anticipation of building confidence into the world beyond rugby.
Here's what Centurion John Smit from South Africa had to say about the partnership