Success Stories

Hitz helps young people tackle challenges

The award-winning HITZ programme tackles some of the greatest challenges facing young people today – unemployment, crime and disillusionment.

Delivered nationally by Premiership Rugby, the Wooden Spoon-sponsored project gives new hope to those with no hope by guiding them back to education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment.

We have been part of the HITZ success story since 2009, having funded Metropolitan Police support of the pilot scheme, which targeted London boroughs identified as crime and anti-social behaviour hotspots in which young people had the greatest need for positive activity.

In conjunction with Barclays, Comic Relief and Land Rover, we have helped roll out the programme to 12 top-flight rugby clubs across the UK.

To find out more about the programme and how it supports young people, visit