RPA Networking Evenings are held across the country for players from each Aviva Premiership Club, London Welsh, England Sevens and England Women as part of The RPA Player Development Programme (PDP). This programme aims to assist members in their personal and professional development and provides them with skills for a smooth transition into life after rugby.

As part of the PDP’s career and education scheme, these networking events are designed to give players an opportunity to mix in a business environment and develop contacts while investigating various career paths which will be open to them after rugby.

RPA CEO, Damian Hopley, said: “Initiatives such as these networking evenings are invaluable to helping our players build relationships and understand more about the real world outside of rugby, but also to appreciate they have highly transferable skills that are highly sought after. Research coming out of Australia confirms athletes who have interests away from the game improve their performance considerably by creating a work/life balance.”

Our recent events include:
England Sevens network with HSBC
Exeter Players mix with business chiefs
Novia help shape players futures
Falcons Expand their Nest of Contacts
Capital Gains
England 7s Network to Success
Players turn out in force for Cheltenham Networking Evening
Exeter Chiefs look to Life After Rugby
Sharks Make their Networking Debut
Novia shows Support On and Off the Field
London – A Glimpse of City Life and Perhaps The Future
The Saints Network

An RPA Business Partner hosts each event. For more information about how to attend or host a networking event, please contact Elissa Middleton:
DD: 020 3053 6683
M: 07826 847 394