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: £35,057.51


Become a member

Become a member of SOHK RFC and help us deliver life changing programmes to children and adults.



Latest news

  • SOHK Officially Breaks Guinness World Record!

    We are thrilled to announce that School of Hard Knocks has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the longest ever of rugby union! Read more

  • The SOHK Awards

    Last week we held our second ever SOHK Awards ceremony at our offices in London. The SOHK Awards were created as a way to celebrate our participants’ development. Read more

  • National Anti Bullying Week

    At School of Hard Knocks we work hard to teach our young people about the impact of words and actions on other people. part of National Anti-Bullying Week, this week in Scotland we are delivering sessions designed to  encourage young people to reflect on the impact of the words and actions they direct towards others. Read more

Latest events

  • Dunfermline Rugby Club Burns Supper

    Join us for a night of celebrating all things Scottish at the Dunfermline Rugby Club Burns Supper! Hosted at the Forrester Park Resort, the night will consist of a piper, addressing of the haggis, toasts and speeches and dancing the night away to a live ceilidh band! All proceeds will be split between School of Hard Knocks and Dunfermline RFC. Read more

  • Six Nations Charity Pub Quiz

    Kick off the 2020 Guinness Six Nations by joining SCRUM and School of Hard Knocks for a charity pub quiz with a twist! All proceeds go towards SOHK's life-changing work. Read more