England Rugby Union star becomes Ambassador for the CLEAR Trust

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Mike Brown

Oxford Brookes is delighted to announce that international rugby player Mike Brown (Harlequins and England) has agreed to act as special Ambassador for the CLEAR Trust during the 2015/16 season and beyond.

Mike is currently playing for England in the Rugby World Cup. 

In the opening game he displayed the outstanding, man-of–the-match winning form that compelled the public to vote him RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship in 2014.

The CLEAR Trust raises funding for research education and care to support the work of Oxford Brookes’ clinical exercise and rehabilitation (CLEAR) Unit and to enable children and adults with brain/spinal injuries, learning difficulties and long-term neurological disabilities to participate in sports and exercise activities from which they are generally excluded.

Mike developed an interest in brain and spinal injury after suffering concussion during the 6 Nations tournament earlier this year. He has since made a complete recovery. 

However Mike has a deeper personal interest in the work of CLEAR because his father is occasionally wheelchair dependent due to multiple sclerosis. After the World Cup, Mike hopes to meet some of the children the CLEAR Trust work with and visit the CLEAR Unit at Oxford Brookes University. 

In the meantime, the University wish him and the England team every success in the Rugby World Cup.

Further information on the CLEAR Unit is available on the Oxford Brookes website.