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: £50,302.51


Become a member

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



Latest news

  • SOHK Welcomes Moorhouse as Corporate Partner!

    Just over under a month ago we officially launched our new partnership with consulting firm Moorhouse. Read more

  • Back in the Game

    As a direct response to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, School of Hard Knocks have created a shortened, online and high impact version of our standard eight week course. Read more

  • We Need to Do Better

    School of Hard Knocks exists to empower and support individuals facing social inequality, and we need to do that in every aspect of our work. It is our job to step up and dismantle unjust systems that have pervaded our society for years. We have made a commitment to continue with and deepen the conversations we are currently having internally, and actively look for ways to turn talk into action. Read more