Leeds Rhinos Foundation partners with ENGIE to champion inclusivity

Leeds Rhinos Foundation and ENGIE Supply have today confirmed a new partnership to champion diversity and inclusion in the city of Leeds, with ENGIE Supply becoming the official Inclusive Sport Partner of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.

ENGIE Supply UK, the B2B energy supplier headquartered in Leeds, will play a key role in supporting the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, the official charity of the Leeds Rhinos, and its mission of changing lives through the power of sport. The support from ENGIE will allow the charity to grow its work in a number of key areas, including in Physical Disability and Learning Disability sport.

As part of the partnership, ENGIE’s branding will appear prominently on the adult Leeds Rhinos Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL), Learning Disability Super League (LDSL) and Wheelchair Rugby League playing shirts and training wear, as well as on social media and vehicles used by Leeds Rhinos Foundation. ENGIE Supply UK and its employees will also support the Leeds Rhinos official Inclusivity Round fixture against Hull FC on Friday 6 September.

Lindsay Crowther, Retail Operations Director and Director of High Performance Culture, at ENGIE said: The partnership between Leeds Rhinos Foundation and ENGIE is the perfect fit. At ENGIE, we believe in energy to feel positive about and that means making a positive impact in the communities we work in.

“As a business that is headquartered in Leeds, we know that the Leeds Rhinos Foundation is an enormous force for good in the city and has been at the forefront of supporting diversity and inclusion in sport, schools and local communities.

“This is an exciting partnership and we look forward to playing an active role in supporting the foundation’s work.”

Dan Busfield, Head of Business and Partnerships at Leeds Rhinos Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Engie as a partner of Leeds Rhinos Foundation ,in supporting us to provide inclusive opportunities for all.

“As our new Inclusive Sport Partner, their support will contribute to the growth of our inclusion department in which Wheelchair Rugby , Physical Disability and Learning Disability Rugby League are showing an increase in uptake

“It was clear from the outset that ‘giving back’ to the Leeds community was important to Engie and their employees. ”