We believe in the power of sport to change children’s lives. ChildFund Rugby partners to deliver a range of an innovative and award-winning sport for development curricula, giving children and young people from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to play, learn and lead. Simon Whyte, chair of ChildFund Alliance, says:

“ChildFund Rugby helps young people practice the skills they need to keep safe in a rapidly changing environment and supports global efforts to achieve gender equality and end all forms of violence against children.”

Through integrated rugby and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities develop critical social and emotional skills that help them achieve personal goals, build empathy, manage emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This makes them better equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take active leadership roles within their communities.

ChildFund has been appointed as the Principal Charity for Rugby World Cup New Zealand 2021 and Rugby World Cup Sevens South Africa 2022.


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This is a fantastic initiative helping thousands of children across Asia. It’s showing that rugby is so much more than just a game. It can help people through the toughest of times and put them on a new path.