Pathways to Excellence
We provide opportunities for promising players to improve their skills through scholarships, awards, and Pathways Grants for domestic and international player development.
The Graham Downes Development Grants and Pathways to Excellence High Performance Grants provide promising players the opportunity to grow as players, on and off the pitch, at domestic and international rugby academies.
Stories That Inspire
Meet a Pathways Recipient
With generous support from the Graham Downes Development Fund and the Pathways to Excellence Fund, U.S. U18s player Damian Morley spent over three months playing rugby at the world-renowned Stellenbosch Academy of Sport in Stellenbosch, South Africa.Learn more
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We Need Your Support
With additional funding, the Foundation could send more promising players to develop their skills through domestic and international rugby academies.Join the clubhouse