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: £77,949.52


Latest news

  • SOHK does LEJOG: Scenic Cycling Routes

    Cycling up a steep hill is a lot easier when there's an incredible view to enjoy at the top. We've come up with a selection of beautiful places to train for LEJOG across the UK to make those early-morning rides all the more worth it. Read more

  • SOHK Psychology: Growth Mindset

    You might have heard us throw around the term ‘growth mindset’ a fair bit on our social media platforms, so we thought we’d share a little bit more on what it is and why it’s one of School of Hard Knocks’ most important guiding principles. Read more

  • SOHK's Must Listen Podcasts!

    We are living in the golden age of podcasts. Podcasts are perfect to listen to whilst taking a long walk, cooking or doing daily chores but with so much out there it's difficult to know where to start. No fear - School of Hard Knocks has got you covered. We've created a list of our favourite sports-based (mainly rugby!) podcasts for you to enjoy. Have a scroll, then plug in and chill out. Read more

Latest events

  • SOHK does LEJOG!

    Get fit and have fun this winter by taking part in our virtual challenge of cycling the length of the UK from Lands’ End to John O’Groats. Read more