I started my rugby career with the minis at Windsor Rugby Club in the front row, moving to the back-row before settling into the centres and wing. Several knee injuries and starting a family saved my graces from reversing this trend and moving back towards the pack. My love and passion for rugby followed me to University and the life-long friendships formed along that journey continue today.

While at The University of Liverpool I had the opportunity to get involved with the School of Hard Knocks charity first hand. I had the pleasure of playing with the individuals being helped through the social charity to better themselves and improve their lives. I also had the delight of playing against Will Greenwood who graciously sold me an outrageous dummy and robbed me of a good story for down the pub.

Rugby has had a profound impact on my life and the School of Hard Knocks charity is using rugby to give unemployed children and adults a second chance. What better way to show support than by trying to play for 30 consecutive hours and break a Guinness World Record!

School of Hard Knocks is a ground-breaking social inclusion charity. They use sport to help unemployed adults and children at risk of exclusion to realise their potential. Please support me in fundraising for their life-changing programmes.

Michael Mills