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Providing relief of financial and mental hardship amongst current and former rugby players who suffer spinal injuries affecting their welfare and quality of life.

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The Mose Masoe Foundation was launched in light of Mose’s situation to;

  • Provide relief of financial hardship amongst current and former rugby players by making grants of money for providing or paying for items, services or facilities.
  • Provide relief of mental hardship amongst current and former rugby players
  • Support ex-players who have and/or are suffering from spinal injuries affecting their welfare and quality of life.
  • Raise awareness of spinal injuries arising through playing rugby.

Mose allowed his name to be used for the organisation as he is a prominent figure within the Rugby League community and his profile and story will be helpful when raising awareness and support.

Having played for the Samoan national team, Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers in Australia’s NRL, and for St Helens and Hull Kingston Rovers in the UK Super League, he is very well known and loved by rugby fans in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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The support provided to Mose will aim to;

  • Firstly relieve the physical and mental hardship he is enduring at present and whilst living in the UK as a result of his life-changing injury.
  • Provide the support he, his wife Carissa and their three young children need to live a comfortable life when returning home to Australia, raising funds for things such as accommodation, treatments and rehabilitation and travel.

The longer term aspirations of the Mose Masoe Foundation are;

  • To become a charity which raises enough funds to eventually support many other rugby players – of both codes and at all levels - whose lives are forever changed by similar spinal injuries.
  • To support other rugby charities and organisations which have been established to help seriously injured players.

It is hoped that through the work of the Foundation, greater awareness will be brought to the injuries that can occur whilst playing rugby, both physical and mental, and the impact this can have on lives, not only of the injured player but also on their families and support systems.

The Foundation will help people by;

  • Making financial grants to individuals
  • Making financial grants to organisations
  • Providing access to advocacy, advice and information.

The foundation has support from prominent figures in the sport of Rugby League community in both the UK and Australia to raise vital awareness for the organisation. These supporters do not receive any benefit from the organisation and are raising awareness and support the organisation as they are passionate about the aims and it being a vital support needed for sufferers of spinal injuries.

Words from the game

“I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to become an ambassador for the Mose Masoe Foundation and I am proud to be able to support a wonderful, inspirational family.”

Jenna Brooks, Sky Sports Rugby League Reporter

Words from the game

“Mose is a man 100% deserving of our support as a sport. Whenever I think about him I think of his big beaming smile, a smile that he still has today despite all that has happened. He was a great player and he’s a great man.”

Mike Rush, Chief Executive, St Helens

Words from the game

“I’m proud to be supporting Mose in any way I can as he has been an inspiration to all of us in how he has handled what has happened to him. If it had happened to any other player, he’d be doing the same for them.”

Weller Hauraki – Former teammate

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Sky Sports Team of Jenna Brooks, Barrie McDermott and Terry O'Connor join up for 'Walk & Talk' signed ball relay