‘Teaming up for Health’ is a new initiative which aims to take a fresh look at improving health in the city. The partnership has been formed between both Rugby League Clubs Hull FC and Hull KR and NHS Hull CCG, and is launching at the Derby game on Good Friday at KCOM Craven Park. As well as watching a great game, fans and residents can find out about some of the ways they can improve their own health and wellbeing.
Helen Schofield, Manager of the Hull KR Community Trust, explains:
“We’ll have a lot going on before the match, at half time and after the match to tell fans about how they can get involved. For example we’re raising awareness of bowel cancer in the fan hub, at half time we’ve got a rugby rascals session, community club games, and a get fit mascot challenge where the two club mascots will go head to head. It should be lots of fun but with a more serious message about looking after yourself.”
Erica Daley Director of Integrated Commissioning at NHS Hull CCG said:
“Hull is a great sporting city and through rugby league we can engage with local people in a different way. Over the season we’re focussing on our priorities which affect health across the city: young people’s physical and mental health, supporting adults to manage their long term conditions (eg. diabetes, asthma), and finding ways to tackle loneliness in older people.”