Summer Sport Week: Supporting Mental and Physical Wellbeing

21st July 2020
With the start of our first Summer Sport Week just around the corner, we have been reflecting on the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on on young people's mental health, and how our new programme can help make a difference.  In a recent paper, The Youth Sports Trust explained...

The Harlequins Foundation’s Rugby Satellite Clubs Go Virtual

20th July 2020
Thanks to funding from London Sport, The Harlequins Foundation have been able to take our satellite clubs online, ensuring young people are able to connect with each other and stay active during these difficult times.   Research from Sport England shows that as many as 44% of the nation’s children...

Jovana’s Story

17th July 2020
With COVID-19 sweeping across the world and having detrimental effect on people’s lives, livelihoods, mental and physical wellbeing, it should come as no surprise that it is having a negative effect on young people too.According to a recent study by Youth Sports Trust, 83% of children and young people with...

The Harlequins Foundation Launch Wheelchair Workout Resource Bank

14th July 2020
Thanks to generous funding from our friends and partners at London Sport, we are delighted to launch a new bank of wheelchair friendly workout resources, developed by our Wellbeing Coach, Hollie Smith.Following the launch of our wheelchair rugby team "The Jesters", our team have been working on a range of...

The Harlequins Foundation Launch Summer Sport Week Programme

6th July 2020
At The Harlequins Foundation, we recognise that many young people will have been particularly affected by the impact of COVID-19. The abrupt school closures earlier in the year have meant that many will have missed the chance to say goodbye to school friends and their teachers before moving up into...

Kieran’s Story

25th June 2020
For some young people, the essential support and guidance they need in life is absent. Too often this leads to extended periods of time outside education, which can have a detrimental effect on their physical and mental health and increase the likelihood of unemployment, low wages and low quality of...

The Harlequins Foundation Launch Youth Advisory Board

24th June 2020
The Harlequins Foundation are delighted to be launching a new Youth Advisory Board. The new board will ensure the voices of young people are represented in decisions made by the Board and the executive team. The group will be drawn from young people across our programmes, with each applicant needing...

The Harlequins Foundation’s Rugby HUBs are Back!

23rd June 2020
Foundation Development Officer, James Collins-Clark, has written about how he has found returning to normal and getting our Rugby HUBs back up and running! During this difficult period, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I can improve the impact my role has within The Harlequins Foundation....

The Harlequins Foundation’s Response to the Government’s Education Catch-Up Funding Announcement

22nd June 2020
Last week, the UK Government announced a £1bn funding package aimed at helping children catch up on the education they have missed out on during the lockdown period.  Head of Foundation, Marc Leckie, has made the following statement in response. “We welcome the government’s decision to provide this much needed...