Teaming Up For Health
Teaming up for Health is a partnership between the Hull FC Foundation, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust.
Teaming Up For Health
Teaming up for Health is a partnership between the Hull FC Community Foundation, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust.
Teaming Up for Health completed its first-year pilot in March 2020, having focused on building proactive partnerships with the local voluntary sector and testing a range of health interventions concentrated on communities located in areas of high deprivation.
The partnership was not just about promoting rugby league participation, but sought to use the brands of two of the City’s professional clubs along with their players, stadia, and community teams to act as a catalyst to engage local people in quality interventions that supported improved health and wellbeing outcomes.
Teaming up for Health uses the Power, Inspiration and Values of both clubs to make a difference by:
- Delivering innovative programmes for people of all ages
- Developing sustainable partnerships for the benefit of local people
- Providing new opportunities through sport for hard to engage groups
‘Energise Club’ is an after-school club for children aged between 5-11 years of age, designed to improve their health and fitness with fun games and learning activities.
There are two sections to the session - an active fitness section and a classroom-based learning activity section.
Some of the fitness activities include playing a variety of sports games such as rugby, football, tennis and rounders, as well as gym style activities, fun circuits, and games that will encourage team building and leadership skills!
The classroom-based learning includes educational sessions on food groups, followed by fun activities such as arts & crafts, cooking, card games and using food props.
Whilst this after-school club provides great entertainment, it also improves children’s fitness, knowledge of health and boosts their confidence.
Plus, there are many opportunities to meet the players and win tickets to Hull FC matches!
‘Unite’ is an initiative focused on empowering women living in Hull to come together and participate in activities that support their physical and mental wellbeing.
The programme empowers women by boosting their self-esteem, educating them on how to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, and unites them together to normalise the issues and struggles they may be facing. All women are welcomed, and childcare is provided alongside the sessions to allow mothers to attend.
With a range of fitness activities from pilates to walking, yoga & relaxation, gym workouts and a range of different sports, there is an alternative activity on offer each week.
In addition, a number of guest speakers who have expertise in fields such as nutrition, personal training and mental health will visit the Unite sessions.
The Community Foundation is working in collaboration with Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, Space 2 Be, Life & Fork Nutrition, and Motivation 2 Move to make sure each session is unique.
Unite Fitness is an extension of the Unite programme, a more fitness-focused session that still involves the social, educational, and empowering component of Unite.
The aim of Unite Fitness is to bring women together to motivate and empower each other and to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.
This weekly programme is designed to inspire, educate, and motivate local women to become the best version of themselves.
We are committed to providing women with a safe environment where they feel comfortable and confident whilst exercising, as we know this can be a huge barrier when looking to start your fitness journey or try out a new class.
Our Best Years
The Hull FC Community Foundation is working in collaboration with Age UK Hull and Pickering and Ferens to deliver ‘Our Best Years.’
This project offers inclusive opportunities for fans to meet new people, make friends and participate in activities which promotes better health and social outcomes.
Sessions will also aim to increase participants’ physical activity with a mixture of chair exercises, Thai chi, walks around West Park and other active games.
Match Fit is a weekly programme for men aged 35 and over, focused on helping enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.
Working through an hour of exercise, the activity sessions are indeed tailored to those who have been out of the swing of exercising for a while.
‘Match Fit’ sessions are led by qualified Hull FC wellbeing instructors who have a track record of delivering physical activity programmes to inactive participants.
Activities will be decided by participants at the start of each session with the venue able to offer a range of multi-sport, gym based anaerobic and aerobic sessions (weights through to circuits).
Our instructors use the sessions to deliver wider messages about healthy lifestyles, mental resilience, and other opportunities to be active in the local community.
Plus, members of the first-team squad attend the occasional session to offer some useful advice on technique.