Life is an uneven playing field
We help level it out


Of adults that get a job through SOHK sustain it in the long term


Of pupils on SOHK for Schools avoid permanent exclusion and complete their education


Of adults completing SOHK have improved self-confidence, motivation, hopefulness and ability to face challenges

Support SOHK!

SOHK delivers life-changing programmes across the UK. We change the lives of children and adults using rugby, boxing and strongman courses, supported by a curriculum of powerful life lessons. We work with unemployed adults to find and sustain employment; and with school children at risk of exclusion to help them reengage with education. Please help us to reach more people in need of our services by donating today. We spend at least 87% of every donation directly on frontline work.



Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £19,516.51


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Latest news

  • 'End of Dry January' Smashes Fundraising Target!

    School of Hard Knocks' 'End of Dry January' Lunch has now earned its place as a permanent fixture on the charity's calendar after an overwhelming success of the event last week, marking it as the most successful fundraiser to date. Read more

  • Meet Malcolm

    Seeing things differently - Malcolm Johnson tells us how a learning he had a degenerative eye condition led him to find SOHK and feel part of a team again. Read more

  • SOHK pupils' trip to Harrow school

    SOHK for Schools pupils at Hertswood Academy paid a visit to Harrow School on Thursday 15th November to play some rugby! Read more

Latest events

  • Easter Rugby & Leadership Summer Camp at Teddington RFC

    Do you want to train like the School of Hard Knocks?  Then book onto our Easter coaching camp now! We combine Lions’ extensive experience of technical and tactical coaching with SOHK’s tried-and-tested methods to develop a range of mental and interpersonal skills. Read more

  • Not Just Jazz

    The SOHK Not Just Jazz Night will be an evening of great food and wonderful entertainment, as well as an opportunity to hear more about the work of SOHK. Your ticket includes a 2 course meal, and a cash bar will be available for the duration of the evening. We will also be auctioning off some amazing items. Read more