NZ RUGBY FOUNDATION
A FOUNDATION FOR HOPE

Partnering with New Zealand’s seriously injured players for life, we are at the heart of a true team where whānau, funders, donors, affiliates and the rugby community combine to ensure support for seriously injured players is maximised. We engage with our communities and find inspiration in the courage and humanity of our seriously injured players.

$4.75M+

GRANTS PAID SINCE 2013

117

VIPS (very injured players) HELPED

89

REPORTED INCIDENTS IN 2023 

$310K+

INVESTED IN RESEARCH

OUR PURPOSE

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. 

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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.