Matt Hampson was an emerging talent in the world of rugby, widely recognised as having the capability to go all the way. After progressing through the junior ranks at England U18 and England U19 levels, Matt established himself as the number one prop in the England U21 team.
Then came the moment that changed Matt’s life. In a collapsed scrum, Matt suffered a dislocation of his neck which trapped his spinal cord. It left him paralysed from the neck down, but more determined than ever from the neck up.
It is Matt’s spirit and bravery in the face of adversity that has earned him such recognition and has pulled together the rugby world, who want to take care of one of their own. Matt has gone on to create The Matt Hampson Foundation.
The Foundation provides invaluable advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability, which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other form of physical education or recreation.
Without question, Matt is an incredible young man. He is an inspiration to everyone who knows his story. So far, with the fantastic support of the participating teams, we’ve raised over £45,000 for the Foundation at the Tigers Challenge. We’re delighted to support the Matt Hampson Foundation once again in 2020.