About Us

The Drake Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation committed to understanding and improving the health and welfare of sports players through scientific research and collaboration. Launched in 2014, we have already invested over £2 million into research funding and open access resources.

Much of our work to-date has centred on concussion and head injuries in sport; knowledge that we believe will serve not only to improve sports safety but also provide valuable insight into the processes underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia.

In addition, retirement and subsequent retirement out of sport can be a difficult time for professional players, which is associated with mental and physical health impacts that we are investigating as part of our ever-growing portfolio of research funding.