In the world of rugby, Jason Robinson stands as a true icon, having conquered the summits of both Rugby League and Rugby Union. Beyond his remarkable achievements on the field, Robinson’s commitment to inspiring young people led him to establish the Jason Robinson Foundation. Recently, the foundation generously donated PE equipment, including rugby balls, netballs, and hockey sticks.
Jason Robinson’s sporting journey is nothing short of extraordinary. With three World Cup finals under his belt, he played a pivotal role in securing England’s victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup in Sydney, Australia. His trademark side-step, devastating acceleration, and ability to outwit defenders solidify his status as one of the greatest players in both codes of rugby.
In the rugby union realm, Robinson earned 51 international caps for England and holds the distinction of being the first black man to captain the England team. In rugby league, he represented Great Britain twelve times and England seven times. Robinson’s contributions were recognised with the MBE in 2003 and the OBE in 2008, both acknowledging his significant role in the world of rugby.
Motivated by a desire to give back and make a positive impact on young lives, Jason Robinson founded the Jason Robinson Foundation. The foundation operates with the mission of helping young people realise their full potential and transform their lives positively. With a network of inspirational coaches, volunteers, and mentors across the country, the foundation strives to make the journey towards personal excellence easy and enjoyable.
“If I can come from one of the most deprived areas in the UK and go on to win the world cup, imagine how many other young people can achieve great things given the right guidance, nurture, and opportunity. I created this foundation to help young people be the best that they can be.” – Jason Robinson
Recently, the Jason Robinson Foundation extended its impact to Walton Academy by donating rugby balls, netballs, and hockey sticks. This generous contribution is not only a testament to Robinson’s commitment to empowering the younger generation but also aligns with Walton Academy’s mission to lead excellence by providing an exceptional educational experience.
The generous gift from the Jason Robinson Foundation will contribute to Walton Academy’s mission of inspiring every student to reach their full potential. The academy’s values of kindness, excellence, commitment, courage, and ownership resonate with the ethos of the Jason Robinson Foundation, reinforcing their shared commitment to supporting young people.
A special video message from Jason Robinson accompanies this generous gift, further emphasising his commitment to inspiring and supporting the students of Walton Academy. Click here to watch the video.