Update: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great disappointment that we are having to postpone the SOHK Summer Touch event. Although it would have been wonderful to have had the tournament this summer, we are certain that the event will be even bigger and better next summer. Watch this space...

This summer, School of Hard Knocks is holding a mixed touch rugby tournament in aid of the life-changing work we do for young people in schools and we want you to enter a team!

This is a fantastic opportunity for your business to meaningfully combine staff wellbeing, CSR, networking and team bonding. The tournament will be formed of ten teams of up to 13 players of mixed gender - and to spice things up a little, each team will be given an international player for the day! Not only will our friends at Santa Teresa be running a luxury cocktail bar, the award-winning Gaucho will be putting on the ultimate BBQ throughout the day and into the evening. After the final, we will keep the party going, and of course friends, family and colleagues are all more welcome to watch the rugby and join the ‘party with a purpose’ into the night.



  • The tournament will be formed of ten teams of up to 13 players of mixed gender.
  • Each team will be given one of our ten international players for the day!
  • Each player will commit to raising a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.
  • Each company will match the player's sponsorship.
  • Matches start at 10:30am with the final taking place at 5:30pm.
  • Two groups, A&B, will each play on half a pitch Each game will consist of two x 15 minute halves.
  • All-day bar and cocktails Barbecue by Gaucho
  • After party from 6pm
  • Celebrity refereed team 'boat race competition!

As well as helping hundreds of adults with often incredibly complex needs, School of Hard Knocks works with over 750 vulnerable children every week. Our coaches and behavioural specialists work to improve mental health, create powerful social bonds and essentially give the people we work with, genuine hope for the future. 

If you are interested in entering a team please do drop us a line!