Players trade places for Restart


The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) recently teamed up with Official Foreign Exchange Business Club partner, AFEX, to raise over £10,000 for Restart – The Rugby Players’ Charity.

Current and former Players turned out in force to show their support for Restart and, following a brief tutorial from members of AFEX’s transactions team, they took to the trading floor to hit the phones and use their talents to raise valuable funds for their fellow players.

The event took place at AFEX’s headquarters in central London with a number of their top clients present to witness players including Alex Goode, James Simpson-Daniel and Dan Norton completing trades on behalf of Restart.

Saracens and England full-back Goode summed up just how important it is to have a charity like Restart in place: “As players we are acutely aware that rugby doesn’t last forever and our career could end at any moment. Having a charity like Restart in place to help pick up the pieces and rebuild your career is invaluable and it’s great to see so many of the guys here at AFEX today showing their support and helping to raise funds for our fellow professionals.