Leeds Rhinos Foundation, as the affiliated charity for the Leeds Rhinos, is committed to improving all areas of life in the community and continues to work in different areas of support and public education to change lives through sport.
With an ever increasing public emphasis on healthy living and the importance of preventing both long and short term preventive illnesses, Leeds Rhinos Foundation is working in partnership with the NHS, the local council and within its many ambassador schools, to educate the community on the benefits of adopting both a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
Working in partnership with Public Health the Leeds Rhinos Foundation has seen the launch of Try Club, a 12-week health programme for males that combines nutritional education and physical activity to help men achieve their goals.
Built on camaraderie, teamwork and good humour the first delivery of the programme has been a great success as the group of twelve lost a total of 120.8lbs over the 12-week programme.
March 2016 saw the launch of Leeds Rhinos Official Clubbercise programme. This free dance based provision is for ladies only. The group has been a great success and classes are currently fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please contact Adam.Lunn@leedsrhinosfoundation.org
Developed in partnership with Age UK Leeds the Leeds Rhinos Foundation launched the 'Rhinos Active Social' programme, a six-week pilot to support older adults (65+) through the winter months. The programme takes place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium and consists of guest speakers, gentle exercise, games and activities to promote health and wellbeing. Due to the pilot's success and demand for continuation the group continues on Tuesday mornings 10:30am-12:30am and costs £2 per week.
The Leeds Rhinos Foundation, working in partnership with the Leeds Peer Support Service provide a monthly service for people living with dementia. The group enjoy afternoons reliving their memories of Rugby League as they tour the stadium, see club trophies and discuss historic memorabilia.