Why Pacific Rugby Player Welfare
Established in 2016 by Samoan, Tongan and Fijian professional rugby players, Pacific Rugby Players Welfare is a not-for-profit organisation that provides assistance to 100+ Pacific Island players throughout the UK, contributing to their success both on and off the field.
What We Do
Pacific Islanders account for approximately 10% of all professional rugby players in the UK. PRPW ensures they and their families are equipped with the professional, cultural and social skills and support required to navigate the demands of professional rugby and overseas living.
Today we service the UK, Medium Terms Europe and our five year plan is to be international.
Here is some coverage we have recieved:
PRPW work with individual Pacific players, assisting them and their families on all issues relating to their professional, social and personal welfare among those;
Navigating cultural differences
Overseas transition practicalities
Visa and immigration advice
Understanding foreign customs and values
Personal finance/ investment
‘Life After Rugby’ aspirations
Work experience and higher education
Player agent advice
In addition to working with Pacific players, PRWP provides a range of advice and support to the wider UK rugby communitythrough the RPA Cutural Diversity Programme.
Tailored for players, clubs and organisations who work with Pacific Islanders, the programme provides practical frameworks on engaging with, understanding, communicating effectively and relating to Pacific Island players in ways that ensure relationships are constructive and productive.