Community Foundation’s ‘Empower’ Project Continuing Throughout Lockdown

Community Foundation’s ‘Empower’ Project Continuing Throughout Lockdown

The Community Foundation’s Empower project will continue throughout lockdown.

Community News

The Hull FC Community Foundation’s ‘Empower’ project will continue throughout the third national lockdown, providing the city’s younger generation and more vulnerable residents with access to several physical and mental wellbeing support projects.

Through a variety of projects aimed at keeping participants fit and healthy over the challenging lockdown period, the Foundation coaches will be working hard throughout the coming weeks to continue to engage with people across the city, both young and old.

“We are massively aware of the impact that Covid-19 continues to have in Hull and the East Yorkshire areas and how many different groups of people are constantly being affected”, said Hull FC Foundation’s Head of Sport Health & Wellbeing, Richard Tate.

“Having spoken to many different people during the previous lockdown periods, including my own family & friends, we must recognise that feelings of loneliness and social isolation are still having a significant impact on the overall physical  health and mental wellbeing of lots of people.

“Our Empower project will continue to help support lots of different areas of the community and help play an important role in keeping young people active during this latest lockdown.

“We’re pleased to still be working hard to engage, educate & inspire; helping some of the city’s most vulnerable people.”

Starting on Monday 11th January for the remainder of the month, the club will be posting daily ‘Compete 4 Change’ Daily Challenge Cards on social media every morning, encouraging people young & old to keep active and eat healthily whilst in lockdown.

Inspired by members of the Hull FC squad themselves, the activities will include a one-minute fitness challenge every day, including activities such as star-jumps, staircase runs, squats, and target passing, all of which can be completed in the safety and comfort of your own home.

These will be combined with a healthy eating cooking recipe, featuring the likes of Taylor’s Tasty Omlette, Laney’s Lasagne, and Houghton’s Perfect Pancakes.

Meanwhile, the Community Foundation will continue to engage with all areas of the community throughout every weekday during lockdown, with a wide range of events and sessions taking place virtually, including online fitness sessions and boot-camps.

All sessions are free of charge to take part in, to ensure as many people as possible can make the most of the activities on offer.

The full weekly schedule of activities can be found below:

Empowering Youth Programme

When: Monday’s (6.00pm – 7.00pm)

What: Weekly PowerPoint presentations led by club legend Lee Crooks over Zoom focusing on topics including aspirations, communication, team-work and well-being.

Get Involved: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 890 6482 7963
Passcode: 773118

Dinner Time Dance Videos

When: Tuesday’s (1.00pm – 1.30pm)

What: Dance Coordinator Hannah Mowforth will provide weekly dance routine videos for people to follow and keep active.

Get Involved: Look out for the videos on the Hull FC Community Foundation social media accounts.

Online Learning Disability Rugby League Sessions

When: Tuesday’s (6.00pm – 7.00pm)

What: Our LDRL coaches Bradley Sugden & Matthew Kirby will continue to catch up with members of the LDRL squad every week, as well as any new participants, with home skill drills and a weekly quiz via Zoom.

Get Involved: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 831 1639 5066
Passcode: 271689

Coffee Corner

When: Wednesday’s (6.00pm – 7.00pm)

What: A sit down coffee and chat over Zoom with some current and ex-Black & White stars, including Scott Taylor, Feka Paleaaesina and Danny Houghton in the coming weeks.

Get Involved: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 847 4140 5194
Passcode: 834911

Dinner Time Rugby Skill Videos

When: Thursday’s (1.00pm – 1.30pm)

What: Weekly Rugby League styled skill videos recorded by our Hull FC Community Foundation coaches for people to try out and practice.

Get Involved: Look out for the videos on the Hull FC Community Foundation social media accounts.

Smithy’s Boot Camp

When: Thursday’s (6.00pm – 7.00pm)

What: Weekly fun-filled home fitness sessions led by Hull FC Academy Strength & Conditioning Lead, Kieran Smith, via Zoom.

Get Involved: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 880 4218 9007
Passcode: 205615

Ladies Boot Camp

When: Friday’s (6.00pm – 7.00pm)

What: Weekly home fitness sessions delivered online via Zoom by the Hull FC Women’s Rugby League team.

Get Involved: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 897 5795 1630
Passcode: 865616