This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Senior Leadership team at SOHK, as Director of Programmes for Wales! Read more
#SOHKis10 - please donate to our 10th Anniversary campaign to help us continue our work to level the playing field.
If you choose to donate £10 per month or more, you will also be entitled to join the charity as a member. Read more
School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) uses sport to tackle the tough issues surrounding unemployment, crime and health.
We work with individuals to help them take responsibility and take positive steps to change their lives. Read more
A video of SOHK's founder, Ken Cowen, talking about what we deliver and how you could become a part of the SOHK family. Read more
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.
"Friday has become my favourite day at school because it is an SOHK day." Ayesha was on the brink of exclusion from school before SOHK stepped in. She used to hate sport but SOHK have helped her to realise she can feel confident exercising and even enjoy it. Read her story in her own words here. Read more
“Can you stay until I leave school in S6?”. Thomas' relationship with his SOHK mentors was not always so good. Before SOHK, he was struggling at school and was often disruptive, but learning rugby helped Thomas flourish and improve his behaviour and wellbeing. Read more
“When this 6”5 man broke down in floods of tears in a park on an SOHK course, it was clear that the tipping-point had finally been reached.” Read about Joaquim's transformation from hardship and homelessness to employment and security. Read more
2022 is SOHK’s 10th anniversary year – so what better way to mark the occasion and raise some funds than to get a big group of our friends and supporters together to take on the 10 Peaks Challenge!
Guided by trusted experts at Adventure Events Team, we will scale 10 peaks in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, covering a total of 36km (22miles) over the course of a day. It’s no small challenge – particularly when you throw 1800m of climb into the mix! Read more