Established in 2016 by Samoan, Tongan and Fijian professional rugby players, we ensure players and their families are equipped with the professional support network and social skills they need to overcome the challenges of professional rugby and overseas living.
Over 600 players of Pacific Island heritage now play throughout the European leagues - from the Top 14 & Premiership to National 3 & Fédérale 3.
No matter what countries we are born in or call ‘home’, all Pacific Islanders share a common bond of which we are very proud - a close affinity to our family and communities. As professional sportspeople, it is that powerful connection with our families which keeps us all grounded.
Life in Europe can be very different to that which we know at home. Being away from our traditional communities and family support base can be difficult.
At PRPW our goal is to unify the Pacific community, providing a ‘family away from home’ - supporting players and their families both during and after their pro-careers here in Europe.
PRPW CORE SERVICES
- Group insurance programmes
- Social pension fund
- Local community integration
- Faith support & counselling programmes
- Non-rugby skills training & education
- Post-rugby development
- Visas and transition assistance
- Drug and alcohol support
- Trusted advisor forum
- List of PRPW-approved agents
- Pacific Island business network
Player Welfare & Family Support
Our nationwide community support team provides a range of culturally sensitive support services to Pacific Island players and their families.READ MORE
Education & development
With a range of tailored workshops and a growing business network we help Pacific Island players develop the skills they need to thrive overseas.READ MORE
connecting our community
We host a range of social events that bring the Pacific Island community together to share ideas, experiences and to connect in an enjoyable way.READ MORE