The Murrayfield Injured Players' Foundation

Scottish Charity number SC005015

The Murrayfield Centenary Fund was set up in Scottish Rugby’s centenary season 1972-73. The charity's name was amended to The Murrayfield Injured Players' Foundation in late 2015.

The foundation provides assistance to injured Scottish rugby players and is financially and administratively independent. Since its inception, it has assisted a number of players with short or longer-term injuries.

In addition to financial assistance, the foundation also helps with:

  • cars
  • wheelchairs
  • computers
  • adaptations to players‘ or parents’ homes.

Donations and fundraising

The Murrayfield Injured Players' Foundation is funded through a combination of investment income, donations from clubs, individuals and other organisations and fund-raising. 

It is vitally important that the fund continues to grow, so that it can support those who need it most. The trustees welcome all contributions.

You can donate towards the fund online. We are very grateful for your kind assistance.

Should serious injury occur please contact Scottish Rugby's welfare officer [email protected].

What does the fund do?

To find out more about us and how we help those injured whilst playing rugby, call the Administrator, Hugh Pollock 0131 667 7520 (or email [email protected]), email [email protected] or write to us at us at:

Murrayfield Injured Players' Foundation
c/o Scottish Rugby
BT Murrayfield
EH12 5PJ

Background information

Charity Registration Number in Scotland: SC 005015


Address: c/o Scottish Rugby, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

Telephone: 0131 346 5000 

Email: [email protected]


  • Ian Rankin:  Chairman
  • Rob Flockhart:  Senior trustee
  • Graham Kerr:  Midlands area trustee
  • William Gardner:  Glasgow North area trustee
  • Alan Brown:  Scottish Borders area trustee
  • Mike Monro:  North area trustee
  • Adam Gray:  Glasgow South Area trustee
  • Jim Littlefair:  Edinburgh area trustee
  • Ian Forsyth:  independent trustee

The aim of the trustees is to build up the General Fund, to give assistance wherever appropriate and approved by the Trustees, taking into account the possibility of several large requests for assistance in any one year.

Other relevant people and organisations

Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX

Bankers: Bank of Scotland Corporate, 1st Floor, New Uberior House, 11 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9BN

Solicitors: Anderson Strathern LLP, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY

Stockbrokers: Speirs and Jeffrey, 50 George Square, Glasgow G2 1EH

The Report and Financial Statements are prepared to 31 March annually, and are available on request to the Administrator to any person who wishes a copy.

Structure, governance and management

Governing Document - The then General Committee of the Scottish Rugby Union established the Fund in 1972 by Deed of Trust (registered in the Books of Council and Session on 6 June 1972) and agreed with the then Inland Revenue (now HMRC) (registered from 8 August 1972) that the terms of the Deed enabled the Fund to be regarded as a charitable one. MIPF was registered with OSCR from 23 June 2005.

In effect, this means that donations to the Fund can be made by way of gift aid in respect of which the Fund will be able to recover tax from the Inland Revenue (now HM Revenue and Customs).

The fund is managed by the Trustees of the Fund.


Objects of Fund - The objects of the Fund are wide and include assistance being given to players injured or suffering disablement as a result of playing Rugby Football as well as such other general charitable purposes as the Trustees see fit. 

Assistance is given at the discretion of the Trustees


“The support and assistance shown by the Foundation to both myself and my family following my serious injury was invaluable and overwhelming. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Foundation and Scottish Rugby who assisted in my recovery.”

Tonci Buzov, Hillhead/Jordanhill