Rugby League Cares

Date published: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Working together to improve health and wellbeing

Professional Rugby League player, Jamie Peacock, is supporting a local initiative to improve health and wellbeing in communities through sport.
The Leeds Rhinos player and former Great Britain captain will speak at a conference that aims to bring together key figures from local Rugby League organisations and health care providers, to explore ways they can work together to create healthier communities.
The event has been organised by Rugby League Cares (RLC), a charity that supports the Rugby League family and its communities, with local health trust Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and primary care provider OneMedicalGroup. The conference will take place on 16 July 2014, at the home of the Salford Red Devils – the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles.
The one-day ‘Year of Health and Wellbeing in Rugby League’ conference includes workshops delivered by organisations such as State of Mind, The Salford Red Devils Foundation, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and OneMedicalGroup.
Key speakers include: Jamie Peacock; Dave Woods, BBC Sport commentator and RLC Trustee; and Mike Farrar, an independent management consultant and former Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation.