Following quickly on the heels of our 2019 Homeless Rugby International Cup in Edinburgh we are please to share with you our 2018/19 Annual Report.
It’s been another busy 12 months for our players and volunteers as we’ve welcomed to new teams and players into the rugby community, while players have progressed and made massive steps in their lives on and off the pitch.
England and Scotland players after the 2019 Homeless Rugby International Cup
Over the past year we’ve look to improve on how rugby can improve players well-being, sense of community and access to opportunities, all enabled by the rugby community.
We’ve also seen an increase in the number of Homeless Rugby teams and were excited to launch the Homeless Rugby Club Cup. This newest event gave us the first opportunity to bring together all the Homeless Rugby clubs together, to meet and play against each other, and is something that we are aiming to make an annual event.
Captains of England and Scotland Mixed Teams
As we continue to create new team and player opportunities 2018/19 was the first were we’ve been able to host regular mixed matches including at our milestone events, increasing the number of women playing rugby. Gender equality continued to improve across the rugby community and we are aspiring to continue to open the opportunity to play rugby to anyone interested.
We hope you like the report and reading about our journey over the last 12 months. If you feel inspired to get involved with our work by setting up a team in your area or you’d like to volunteer with us centrally, get in touch.
Finally Homeless Rugby would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has continue to support our work. Our continued success has been down to our volunteers, coaches, clubs, patrons, ambassadors, supporters and fundraisers; thank you all.