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Rugby League Cares is the sports new charity dedicated to supporting the Rugby League family and its local communities. Our mission is to enhance and enrich people's lives through the power and positive influence of Rugby League.

Rugby League Cares supports Rugby League's broad community - Past, Present & Future:

  • Past: Celebrating and protecting Rugby League's heritage and traditions.
  • Present: Helping to take care of members of the Rugby League family, especially in times of hardship and distress.
  • Future: Securing the future by funding, and supporting projects at the grassroots of the game.

Our Work

Our work takes place in four key areas of the game:

RLCares Work


Bringing together the existing Rugby League family of charities - Rugby League Foundation, RFL Benevolent Fund and RFL Heritage Trust, into one place to enhance the good work currently undertaken.


We engage with and currently provide services and programmes which support approximately 600,000 people each year. Added together the value of these services equates to approximately £6,000,000.


We are striving to provide assistance to 1 million people, helping them lead a more positive and healthy life through the delivery of high quality sports, educational and health based activities.


We also work in partnership with pro club foundations and other partners on a variety of successful projects, schemes and activities which enable their local communities to take part in programmes on education, health and increasing social inclusion.

Our Trustees

We have a number of trustees who govern Rugby League Cares, to ensure the funds we receive help the Rugby League family in the best possible way.


You can read about our trustees and their roles by clicking here

The Team

Chris Rostron: General Manager of Rugby League Cares.

For any queries about becoming a sponsor or partner, please contact via:


07917 282322


Katie Irwin: Operations Manager of Rugby League Cares.

I passionately believe that no one should be held back from playing Rugby League due to their circumstances; nor should Rugby League hold anyone back. RL Cares aims to get as many people playing Rugby League as possible; whilst looking after those who have been hurt as a result of our beautiful game.

For any queries about membership or events, please contact via:


07540 636515

Angela Adams: Secretary of Rugby League Cares


For information about grants, please contact: info@RLCares.org.uk

Steve Ball: General Manager of the RFL Benevolent Fund


If you know anyone who has been serioulsy injured during play or in training, please do get in touch, we may be able to help.


077717 32326

Become a Member

Help us support the Rugby League family and its community. Become a member today for £20 a year or £2 per month and you will help to:

  • Support the development of Rugby League
  • Provide targeted health and wellbeing support to members of Rugby League community
  • Protect Rugby League Heritage
  • Support players who are in hardship or distress as a result of a serious injury

You will also receive an exclusive member gift!

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