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School of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks


School of Hard Knocks uses sport to tackle unemployment, crime and poor health. We help people take positive steps forward in their lives.

We run two main interventions as a charity, using our unique methodology - controlled confrontation, challenging activities and a constant affirmation of self-worth.

Using boxing, rugby and strongman training, we work with unemployed adults to help them find and sustain employment. Sporting activity and a detailed curriculum of employability and life skills prepares participants emotionally and intellectually for the work place, over an intensive 8 week course.

In schools, we offer weekly mentoring and rugby coaching to children identified as at-risk of permanent exclusion or educational disengagement. Our expert rugby coaches also act as mentors, forging strong bonds with members of the School of Hard Knocks team and mentoring them to help their attendance, behaviour, well-being and attainment at school. The programme is offered for up to three years, to provide crucial consistency in what are often unstable and chaotic teenage lives.

Find out more at http://schoolofhardknocks.org.uk/ 

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School of Hard Knocks

Fundraising Event Best Seats in the House for EPCR Finals

Best Seats in the House for EPCR Finals

Your chance to win 2 tickets at the side of the pitch for: Gloucester Rugby vs. Stade Francais Paris ASM Clemont Auvergne vs. Saracens Click belo...

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Fundraising Event SOHK Jazz Evening

SOHK Jazz Evening

An evening of saxophones, singing and smooth sounds for SOHK for Schools...

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SOHK014 SOHK & Fighting for Charity

SOHK & Fighting for Charity

Fighting for Charity are holding a white collar boxing night to raise funds for SOHK and support their life-changing work with children at risk of exc... Read more



RBN event on 12th September in support of SOHK... Read more

SOHK Heineken presents Take the Hit with the School of Hard Knocks

Heineken presents Take the Hit with the School of Hard Knocks

Heineken are teaming up with School of Hard Knocks, a charity using rugby to help tackle unemployment.... Read more