The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) and Restart Rugby are delighted to welcome, Alex Lines-Scrase, as the charity’s new Fundraising Manager.
Restart Rugby, The Official Charity of The RPA, was established in 2001 to support professional players who have been forced to retire from the game due to serious injury or illness and provides financial, practical and emotional support to players and their families in times of need.
Alex joins the RPA and Restart Rugby after a strong background in the charity sector having previously worked at the Brain and Spine Foundation, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and most recently Sue Ryder.
Ahead of a busy 2015/16 season for Restart Rugby, Alex’s main priority will be to grow Restart Rugby as a whole and to ensure the charity maintains a sustainable future, supporting players when they need it most.
Speaking about her appointment to the role, Alex said she’s looking forward to building on the already impressive work the charity continues to do within English rugby.
“The cause of the charity is something I’m very passionate about and having previously worked with Olympic, Paralympic and world class athletes at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, I know this role will be a perfect fit for me.
“The potential for the charity is huge, with the assets that sit within the RPA and the profile of the players, Restart Rugby can continue to play an incredibly important role and ensure player welfare is a top priority.
“My goal is to push the charity into a position where in six months’ time, Restart Rugby has a host of corporate partners, a full events portfolio and known around the rugby world as the number one charity for rugby players in England.