We have partnered with Harlequins, a rugby club that aligns with Charles Stanley’s own ethos to put people at the heart of its organisation; choosing to create a partnership based on a shared history, focus and values.

Fixtures & results

Player welfare report

Throughout the course of our partnership, we have learnt more about the players and the pressures of playing professional sport, which is why we have worked closely with Harlequins to produce a Player Welfare Report.

The purpose of the report is to shine a light on the current state of play for sportsmen and women as they face the inevitable transition from life as an athlete to life after sport whether that be planned retirement or unplanned retirement due to injury.

Downloads / Documents

Key stats for rugby players

Taken from the Rugby Players Association (RPA) survey & Professional Players Federation (PPF) research.

  • 62% of players report mental health issues post-retirement
  • 50% of players have had financial issues in the first five years of retirement
  • 78% wished they had taken more financial advice when they were playing sport in order to help with their transition
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B£yond the pitch

Honest and intimate conversations about how these professional athletes have navigated their unique financial and career paths. We hope viewers are, in turn, inspired to have their own finance-focused conversations.


We highlight some of the issues players can face during and after their professional careers such as mental resilience, retirement and financial wellbeing.