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WLCF appoints School of Hard Knocks as 2014 Charity Partner

2nd June 2014

WLCF appoints School of Hard Knocks as 2014 Charity Partner
  • Wasps Legends announce School of Hard Knocks as their charity for 2014.
  • Money raised will go towards the development of Schools programme. As with current adult programs; using sport to focus, motivate and teach vital life skills will be something that will make the difference to the most at risk children within the community.

Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps FC and London Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that the charity they will support during 2014 from fundraising events and tours will be the "School of Hard Knocks”.

The School of Hard Knocks (SoHK) is a social inclusion charity running courses that use sport to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, antisocial behavior, crime and health. They have an expert team of coaches and mentors, supported by a wide range of high profile individuals from within and outside sport.

Using their unique programme of challenging activities and values-based lessons they enable participants to take positive steps forward in their lives. SoHK teach responsibility, motivation, teamwork, respect and discipline, all of which allow individuals to take responsibility for their actions and context. The SoHK programs are delivered to young children, teenagers and adults.

Paul Clements, Chairman of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting the School of Hard Knocks this year as our chosen charity and hope to create a great partnership using rugby and sport to help those who often find themselves on the wrong end of things, through no real fault of their own, to integrate better into society.”

Ken Cowen, CEO of School of Hard Knocks added: "I would just like to thank the whole ‘Wasps Legends family’ for choosing us, not least because I am sure there were many fantastic causes that were also considered. This is a great honor for us and we look forward to working hard together to make it a truly fantastic year.

The whole of the Wasps legends squad epitomised everything rugby stands for - community spirit, great banter, competition on the pitch and the making of some lasting friendships.