Why Battle of the Balls?
Professional sports can take a heavy toll on the body after a number of years playing at the highest levels, but retirement doesn’t mean the players have any less heart when it comes to wanting to win.
Sportsmen, during their downtime, enjoy playing a number of alternative sports to their chosen profession including golf, football, cricket, and rugby to mention just a few. An idea was formed which was to become the Battle of the Balls squad play against other teams made of similar ex-professional players but the twist is they play on their home turf and at their own sport too.
Months later we are at the start of our next journey with the squad as they take on this latest challenge.
Where does money raised go…
Battle of the Balls will be the event that creates and collects donations and money for the various nominated Charities.
Rugby for Heroes works within the rugby community to raise funds and awareness for military personnel who are making the transition to civilian life. Helping them gain employment by way of a 5 day residential course, teaching them to become a level 2 community rugby coach. The course also addresses mental health issues and instils self-confidence.
If you would like to know more about the charity, please click on this link – Rugby for Heroes – and see how we affect the lives of many.
Sports Traider exists to give young people employment
and sports participation opportunities. In doing
so, they gain confidence, self-esteem, retail skills
and improve mental and physical health.