Jonny Wilkinson is a name that is still referred and new talents compared with which shows the legacy that he left behind during his playing days. His last notable achievement is still highlighted on many rugby forums even today when he lifted the Webb Ellis cup for his team in Newcastle. He also helped England gain glory 14 years back when they won the Rugby World Cup against Australia. There have been moments such as the goal that he dropped in the last few seconds of extra time that was given which are highlights of the illustrious career he has had that spanned three decades.
With domestic honors that he gained with Newcastle Falcons as well as with French team Toulon, the heroics that he showcased in 2003 even earned him the title of Sports Personality of the Year in 2003 and he obtained the CBE reward after he retired from the games in 2015 which commemorated his service to the rugby union. All this points to an exciting and fulfilling career, he has had on the field and hence, his decision to work on charity instead of being part of the game is certainly unique.
He remains involved with NSPCC which is a children’s charity and the work he gets for Jonny Wilkinson Foundation seems to fulfill him. He states that he had never felt more fulfilled and happy even if he is doing something that does not bring him under the spotlight. Hence, it is unlikely that we will see him in any active role on the field unless he changes his mind in the future. He has been involved with the children’s charity for a decade now as he acts as their ambassador and takes an active role in fundraising events. His foundation is also involved in a mental health program currently.