Steve Gascoyne, an injured player supported by the IPF, recently met the charity’s Patron Prince Harry at the Old Mutual Wealth England v Argentina match at Twickenham.

On meeting His Royal Highness, Steve commented, "It was great to meet Prince Harry and it’s really great to know that he is so involved with the IPF and injured players."

Hosted for the match in the special Injured Players Foundation hospitality box, Steve said: “When I was injured 29 years ago playing second row for Midland Bank the IPF didn’t exist. I only discovered it recently at Stoke Mandeville where, at 17, I had spent six months after dislocating my neck. My physio suggested I contact the IPF and I sent an email."

Steve also spoke of the benefit he gained from attending the IPF's Battle Back weekend as part of the Foundation's Engage Programme.

“I was lucky to go with other injured players to Battle Back in the summer. It was a fantastic weekend involved in activities with the other guys, which I found really helpful. I was invited to the IPF Box for the Six Nations and again today when it was great to be introduced to Prince Harry and to know he’s involved with the charity."

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