Hearts & Balls

Hearts and Balls

Hearts and Balls is the charity that helps rugby help its own.

Hearts and Balls delivers pastoral and financial support to players and families who have been impacted by catastrophic injury, terminal illness and bereavement.

Hearts and Balls was conceived in 1999 when Struan Kerr-Liddell from the Lismore Rugby Club in Edinburgh suffered a serious spinal injury that left him paralysed. Since then the charity has grown in experience and is widely recognised throughout the UK as a specialist in its field.


Key to their strategy has been assisting those who have been impacted by serious injury to pursue education and development and to achieve gainful and worthwhile employment in line with their own goals and ambitions. 

The Charity has supported, and continues to support, many high profile cases, the list including names such as David Azhar, Jonny Mitchell, Eddie Renwick, Dug McArthur, Ciaran Pryce and Nick Watt.

Glasgow Warriors have supported a number of events in conjunction with Hearts and Balls, including the famous Glasgow Rugby Friends United nights at the Old Fruitmarket, a joint golf day at the Earl of Mar course, and a Question of Sport night.