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Nick Heath joins the Foundation as our newest ambassador

16th April 2020
  It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Nick Heath has agreed to support The Harlequins Foundation by accepting a role as an ambassador. A bit of background: Nick has been a broadcaster, primarily in rugby union, for around ten years. He has commentated on international and...

Meet The Chargers: Matthew Hall

12th April 2020
1)  Introduce yourself: What is your name & age, and what is your role with The Chargers? Hi my name is Mathew Hall I am 40 years old and I’m a player for the Surrey Chargers. 2) How did you first get involved with The Chargers? What encouraged you to...

The Jesters- A Player’s Perspective

11th April 2020
Luke Martyr, one of The Jesters Wheelchair Rugby Team players, has written about his experiences with the team! My background is quite boring really, struggling to find work and having to juggle symptoms of MS with study I first started to play wheelchair rugby in 2015 when Team GB were...

The Jesters- A Volunteer’s Perspective

10th April 2020
Ash, one of the volunteers with The Jesters Wheelchair Rugby Team, has written about her experiences with the team, and the difference it has made to her.  I first came to Wheelchair Rugby with my friend Claudia, just to watch her play actually and then kept coming back because I...

Antarctic Fire Angels back The Harlequins Foundation

9th April 2020
The Antarctic Fire Angels are a group of female firefighters from London & South Wales who in 2023 will set out to traverse the continent of Antarctica, via the South Pole. Their journey covers a 1900km route never before completed by an all female group, where they will face temperatures...

Meet The Chargers: Daniel Walker

8th April 2020
1)  Introduce yourself: What is your name & age, and what is your role with The Chargers? Name: Daniel Walker Age: 22 Player 2) How did you first get involved with The Chargers? What encouraged you to join the club? I got involved because The Harlequins Foundation team, visited  ECL...

Distance Learning: How the HITZ programme has worked through the Coronavirus crisis.

6th April 2020
With the outbreak of Covid - 19, our HITZ programme, an education provision for young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) has gone fully remote. This enables learners to still access the programme and continue with their education. The programme is running as normal as possible...

The Importance of Sport in an Otherwise Inaccessible World

4th April 2020
Whether it’s travelling abroad, taking a train or simply walking down the street, it’s easy to take for granted the fact that the world is first and foremost designed for non-wheelchair users. Public transport was never designed for wheelchair users and accessibility has always been an after thought and we...

Meet The Chargers: Lucas George

3rd April 2020
Ahead of next summer's International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament, mixed ability rugby's World Cup, we wanted to shine a light on The Chargers, a mixed-ability rugby team based in Surrey who The Harlequins Foundation helped establish. We will be introducing you to some of the players, coaches, and volunteers who...

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