27 April 2012, 1:25pm
Bath Rugby's Lewis Moody and Danny Grewcock today visited residents of the Personnel Recovery Centre at Tedworth House, starting a new partnership between Help for Heroes and Bath Rugby.
Tedworth House is a Personnel Recovery Centre which provides state-of-the art facilities for wounded and injured troops. The two players, now retired, spent time meeting residents, hearing about their experiences and having a tour of the facilities. The facility ensures that there is support for the successful transition of wounded, injured and sick service personnel either back in to the military or civilian life. Tedworth House encourages the wounded or injured to develop skills for life, an emphasis is placed on Adaptive and Disabled sports.
It is hoped that the partnership will evolve over time, with wounded soldiers travelling to Bath Rugby's training facility, Farleigh House, to train alongside the squad, and for members of the squad to visit Tedworth House to train and exchange stories with the residents.
Bath Rugby Academy Director, Danny Grewcock commented: "As a team, and as individual players, there is a huge amount to be learnt by working with the residents at Tedworth House. They are a hugely inspiring group of people, who have overcome massive physical and psychological issues to work hard to achieve new aims – an example we can all follow."
Bryn Parry, Founder of Help for Heroes added: "Help for Heroes and the Armed Forces have a very strong connection with the rugby community and this new partnership is an excellent way to develop further links with them, through one of the top Premiership clubs."