By Abby Cromack
On Thursday, Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock attended Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s In Touch dementia support group at Emerald Headingley Stadium.
Working in partnership with Leeds Peer Support Service, the free monthly service allow people with dementia to get together, relive memories of rugby league and talk to legends of the game in a relaxed and familiar environment. .
Peacock, who won every trophy possible whilst playing for the Rhinos, was the latest former player to visit the group and share his memories of an incredible playing career, as well as provide an insight into his current work in the commercial sales department.
Speaking about the event, Peacock said: “It was great to come meet the group today and they asked some great questions. It was nice to talk about my career again and relive some fantastic memories of playing here at Headingley.
“Events like these are amazing that’s the reason why clubs have Foundations. I think the ability of sport to bring a group of people together and to look after people is well known and its fantastic to see Leeds Rhinos Foundation doing that with the In Touch dementia support group.”
Following the talk with Jamie Peacock, the group also enjoyed a special guided tour around the newly opened North Stand at Emerald Headingley Stadium, following its recent redevelopment.
For more information on the In Touch group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.