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Education

Most players expect to retire from a professional rugby career in their early to mid-thirties. In preparation for life after rugby, many will study or develop alternative career options long before they reach that stage.

But when illness or injury forces a player to retire earlier than expected, they may have had little time to prepare. And for those who began their professional rugby career straight from school or college, that difficult transition can be an even greater challenge.

When illness or injury brings a rugby career to a premature end, Restart helps players to study and retrain so they can continue to support themselves and their families for the remainder of their working life. Our education grants have helped past players to retrain for new careers in a diverse range of areas, including coaching, teaching, medical, legal and financial professions.

Robert Todd

Robert Todd

Sale Sharks player, Robert Todd, retrained as a chiropractor when cancer forced his rugby retirement.