Robert Rose Foundation

The Robert Rose Foundation was created in 1999, soon after the death of Robert Rose, in order to provide support to spinal cord injury survivors and their families. Robert was a brilliant sportsman who played AFL for Collingwood and the Bulldogs, as well as representing Victoria in cricket.


After a car accident in 1974, at 22 years of age, Robert became a quadriplegic. For 25 years thereafter, Robert’s passion for sport never diminished despite coping with merely observing sport rather than playing.

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Through the Team 22 initiative, the Robert Rose Foundation strives to help provide the critical support needed that means a better life for all; equipment to get around, support for mental health and opportunities to participate in the community and contribute to a better life.