Restart Round 2022


Every season, Premiership Rugby kindly gifts us one weekend in the Gallagher Premiership to highlight the importance of the work we do for the game and it's players. The sole purpose of this campaign is to to raise awareness and funds to ensure that we can continue to provide vital support to our players and their families when the worst happens. 

Restart Round is a two-week fundraising campaign from the 25th  April – 6th May May in aid of Restart, the official charity of the Rugby Players Association.

Focused around Round 24 of the Gallagher Premiership, we are raising awareness and funds to support players' mental health and our 24/7 Confidential Counselling Service.

Ways to Support Restart Round

  • BID on exclusive signed player, club and England Rugby memorabilia
  • BUY Restart stash including new charity branded Oddballs merchandise and our Restart t-shirts as worn by the clubs in their warm up's during Round 24
  • ENTER the Restart Round Raffle for £5 per ticket
  • DONATE by text or online. Text RESTART to 70470 to donate £10. Each text costs £10 + one standard rate message. 

For live updates and news on #RestartRound, please follow @RestartRugby on Twitter and Instagram.

All funds raised will help support players when they need us most. 

Keep an eye out during Round 24 and join other supporters and players as we aim to 'PAINT THE PREMIERSHIP RED' throughout all of the clubs!

Where Will The Funds Raised Go?

Every penny raised from Restart Round will go directly to supporting current and former players' struggling with serious injury illness or hardship. We provide advisory, practical and financial support to help players and their families when the unthinkable happens. In particular, the funds raised will support players mental health through our 24/7 Confidential Counselling Service that is accessible to over 800 current and 400 former professional players.

The service includes a free 24/7 telephone helpline for players to call at any time, from anywhere in the world when they need help. It is a discrete, safe lifeline for players finding it difficult to open-up and take the first step. From there, players are able to access a trained professional who will be able to provide free one-to-one support and help around issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, coping with injury, relationship issues, career transition and bereavement. 

Every season, approximately 50 players are referred to our Confidential Counselling Service and it acts as a lifeline when times get tough.

Thanks to your support, we can ensure that this vital service can continue to be available for players and their families.