It is, unbelievably, almost three years since we lost the three dear friends who inspired the Richmond Heavies Foundation. In our first two years as a fledgling Foundation, we have achieved so much more than we thought possible, yet we feel we are only just beginning.
Please download and read our Inaugural Review, something which will become an annual document, a report back to our stakeholders on what we have been doing and to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped us.
We are The Richmond Heavies Foundation – the heart of the Richmond rugby family.
The Foundation was borne out of the unconnected premature deaths of three amazing guys closely connected to the Heavies within six weeks of each other in 2018.
Our mission is to PROTECT and SUPPORT all members, players, coaches, staff and their families.
Our PROTECT mission is to extend lives and prevent avoidable early deaths by facilitating cardiac screening, provide access to free confidential mental wellbeing services and increase health awareness – physical, mental and emotional.
Our SUPPORT mission is to assist families, especially dependents, affected by sudden death or life-changing injury and encourage community rugby participation.
We want everyone in the Richmond rugby family to get involved so please help and support us.
Сompleted across the youth, senior men’s & woman’s, vets & coaches
0with Mental Wellbeing access
Covering members, players, coaches, staff and families via app, online and phone support
“The foundation is committed to a long term programme of screening for all players and members of Richmond over the age of 14”
“This opportunity is one of a kind really, the fact that players don’t have to pay for it is invaluable”
Richmond Women’s Chair
“Richmond are going to lead the way on this, hopefully other clubs will follow”
“As rugby players we are meant to be big strong and nothing really hurts us, but mental health effects everyone”
Kirsty Lee Griffith
Richmond Women’s Player
“There are many reasons to support the foundation, not only are you helping to save lives but you're making it a safer and better place to play”
“without screening you just never know, its very important, its brilliant work what the Richmond Heavies are doing, I’m glad to be part of it”
“it’s a magnificent club and the foundation is a wonderful testament to the way Richmond behaves, it’s fantastic and I’m very proud”
Richmond Heavies Player
“makes me feel valued, makes me feel that I’m loved and welcomed at the club”
Richmond Men’s Player
“it is a blueprint, not just for clubs but communities”
England Rugby Player
“mental health is an area which is so missed and not appreciated how much it is needed in this environment, its amazing what they are doing here”
England Rugby Player
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