Professional Sportsmen & Sportswomen Income Protection
We are delighted to be supported by several world-class professional rugby players who have represented their country at international level but have all unfortunately come across career threatening injuries during their time at the top level.
Several of the players work alongside us to help raise awareness of the importance of Income Protection, because they all know from their years of experience playing a sport with a high level of physical contact, just how important it is for your income to be protected.
As proud Welsh rugby supporters, we want our top athletes to be able to enjoy their successful careers knowing that their income is protected.
Testimonials from Welsh Rugby Professionals
We all know hindsight is a great thing and is often used to reflect on what we should of done. But for me and my family we are very grateful looking back now that we took out income protection with Wiltshire Friendly when we did.
In 2015 after just signing a three year deal I developed a rare autoimmune disorder that ended my playing career literally over night. Having my income protected meant that I could get the necessary medical treatment in order to maintain a normal lifestyle while also allowing me to finish a Masters degree in Psychology. Without the support of this insurance plan we would have had to solely rely on my partners’ income during those two years.
What I received from Harries Powell & Price during this time was more than just a financial service, it was a personal relationship that went way beyond that. As a psychologist I regularly work with athletes whose drive for sporting success sees them neglect their education and future career planning leaving them at an increased risk should they sustain a career altering or ending injury. As an ex-athlete I understand this, but I can not overstate the importance of protecting yourself should the worst happen. While I would implore athletes to consider any form of protection, I am convinced that they will not find a better product than what Harries Powell & Price can offer.
I will always be thankful for the support I received from Steve at Harries, Powell & Price, and by Jon from Wiltshire Friendly Society.
Cardiff Blues Captain 2012-2014 &
Cardiff Blues Captain 2012-2014
I have been fortunate in my life to be able to call the sport I love and enjoy, my job.
With it being such a physically demanding profession, I have witnessed and experienced at first hand, how brutal the sport can be with injuries. It is fair to say that I have had my share of injuries during my career.
With a career in Rugby Union, it was important for me to make sure that I was fully protected. With a young family, I simply had to make sure that if I had to draw my career to a close earlier than anticipated, that my income would be protected to make sure that there is no financial burden on myself or my family. I knew that if I didn’t insure myself against a career threatening injury that I would be taking a huge risk. I realised I had to put provisions in place to make sure that I would still be able to afford to pay my mortgage and maintain my lifestyle if I was no longer playing rugby.
Both myself and my family are delighted that we took out income protection designed for professional rugby players, as this has given us complete peace of mind and certainly allows me to go out and continue to enjoy what I do.
I am delighted with the advice and guidance that Steve & Chris Harries of Harries Powell & Price Limited gave me, as they specialise in advising on this type of arrangement.
FIND OUT MORE
Call Chris Harries, our key contact for Professional Sports Income Protection advice.
Harries Powell & Price are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 588442)
You are also covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service www.fscs.org.uk