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Premiership Rugby and the Premiership Rugby clubs support Restart Weekend 2019

Premiership Rugby and the Premiership Rugby clubs support Restart Weekend 2019

Premiership Rugby is proud to announce that all Round 19 games across the weekend of 12-14 April will be dedicated to Restart – the charity which supports professional players suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship.

Restart Weekend 2019 hopes to raise £20,000 for Restart’s confidential counselling service which helps players facing mental health struggles.

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Anybody can be affected by a mental health issue and rugby players are no exception. Knowing that Restart is there for current and former players during tough times, providing 24/7 counselling, is so important. Players’ mental health does matter and Restart is there to make sure that players have the support they need. Get behind Restart Weekend 2019 and you’ll be making a direct difference to the wellbeing of players and their families should the worst happen.” Ben Kay, Restart Trustee

“Player welfare is a key priority for Premiership Rugby so we are delighted to be partnering with the RPA this week to promote the brilliant work of Restart,” said Wayne Morris, the Community and CSR Director at Premiership Rugby.

“Often the pressures that can act as a catalyst to mental health issues are magnified for professional sportspeople. From coping with injury and intense pressure to performing week in, week out, meeting such high expectations, players experience a unique set of pressures.

“All the Premiership Rugby clubs are coming together to celebrate and spotlight Restart’s work and hopefully raise some money for the charity, we would urge supporters to get involved and support such a great cause.”

Join us and support Restart this weekend. The Restart team will be fundraising at each game so keep an eye out for their volunteer crew!

In the meantime:

  •  Check out the Restart Weekend online auction to bid on signed Bath Rugby and England memorabilia and also unique player experiences
  • Help Restart Turn The Premiership Red and purchase a Restart t-shirt, as worn by the players during their warm up this weekend, and wear it at the game
  • Donate to help players suffering with mental health issues

Every penny raised will make a huge difference to those players and their families when they need Restart’s support the most. Thank you.

Follow on @RestartRugby for latest Restart Weekend updates and news! #RestartWeekend2019

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