Project Rugby is a joint initiative between Premiership Rugby and Gallagher designed to increase participation in the game by people from traditionally under-represented groups. These include:

  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups
  • People from lower socio-economic backgrounds 
  • Disabled groups


The programme currently engages participants aged 14+ (and 16+ for disabled groups) and is delivered by Foundation staff across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Middlesex. 

The Foundation provides opportunities for people to participate in the game at a time and place that is easily accessible for them. The objective is to enable participants to progress into community clubs by ensuring channels are in place for them to do so. 

Key outcomes

  • Transition from Project Rugby activities into regular rugby participation
  • Improve individual physical and mental well-being 
  • Reduce social misconduct and isolation
  • Challenge existing perceptions of the game, positioning rugby as a sport for anyone regardless of background, ability or gender
  • Use positive role models to act as mentors

For more information, please visit or contact our Foundation Manager

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