Harlequins Rugby Club
The club has been in the borough for over 100 years with its original ground on the site that is now Twickenham Stadium; since 1963 the Club has been based at the Twickenham Stoop stadium.
Harlequins is one of the founding members of the RFU and boasts more presidents than any other club as well as a healthy dose of international players. The Club recently supplied six England players for the wider 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.
Harlequins currently employs over 200 people in the UK, located either at the Twickenham Stoop or at their training ground at Surrey Sports Park.
The club currently offers work experience opportunities to local students via Richmond upon Thames College and St Mary’s University, as well as wider educational establishments, through match day roles and intern placements.
Harlequins has an existing dedicated Community and Customer Experience department who are actively involved in supporting local charities, schools and rugby club programmes.
In January 2015, Harlequins launched the Harlequins Foundation to bring together the considerable charitable activity delivered by Harlequin FC and to better harness the power of the players, the Club and its supporters. The Foundation’s aims are simple – to give the next generation a better chance in life – particularly disabled or disadvantaged children. The range is extensive, from work in the local community to inner-city hostels, from London hospital wards to playing fields and classrooms in the Third World; the Harlequin Foundation will look to help where it will make an enduring and sustainable difference. Harlequin rugby, its values, the players and staff are central to delivering this and in turn gain considerable personal benefit from the experience.
For more information about Harlequins, go to: www.quins.co.uk
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