Teaming Up For Health

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
Back Onside

Back Onside is an exciting health and wellbeing programme, run in partnership Rugby League Cares, designed to encourage men in Hull to get back to enjoying exercise, through the support of our trained health professionals and former players.

Men who sign up to the National Lottery-funded, Sport England initiative will be involved in 10 weekly sessions that each that combine multi-sports activities, including rugby and football, as well as team-building exercises.

Designed and delivered by current and former players, including Hull FC legend Lee Crooks, Back Onside is predominantly aimed at men aged 35-64, however it is open to all age groups and fitness levels and is free to join.

Over the course of the 10 sessions, men will be given tools and techniques by our team of trained health professionals at Hull FC Community Foundation to help build a positive mindset towards exercise, while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere to achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be.

Following completion of the 10-week programme, graduates will be invited to continue their journey by attending one of the Foundation’s other Health & Wellbeing programmes.

For further details about Back Onside, please contact lee.crooks@hullfc.com.

Fit4FC

Fit4FC enables fans to participate in a weekly boot camp session at our Centre of Excellence.

Led by Liam Welham, the sessions provide a full-body workout within a fun and supportive environment. In addition, participants will have the chance to meet members of the first team at Q&A nights, the opportunity to attend workshops around nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, and access to free NHS Health Checks.

All sessions are currently delivered online, for further information about Fit4FC, please contact richard.tate@hullfc.com.

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby League is a fast, skilful and action-packed team sport, played in a fun and social atmosphere, without any of the tackling you see in a traditional game of Rugby League.

Anyone can play (+14) for with a number of first-team squad members joining fans in the action in previous years.

The sessions run weekly offering all the thrills, excitement and camaraderie of the traditional game but without the high impact tackling.

For further information, please contact richard.tate@hullfc.com.

Old Faithful

Our Old Faithful programme aims to offer fans the chance to reminisce about the club, sport, and Hull!

Laid back, informal sessions led by Hull FC Foundation staff allows participants to tell and hear stories about their experiences of following the Black & Whites.

Memorabilia provided by FC Voices volunteer Alan James provides participants with a fantastic selection of player shirts, dating from 1982 onwards, in addition to team photographs dating back to 1895, Jack Harrison memorabilia and much more. Current and ex-player visits, including Lee Crooks and Johnny Whiteley, are also a regular feature of Old Faithful sessions.

Sessions are taken out into the community within a wide range of settings, including care homes, memory clinics and assisted living complexes. As part of the Teaming up for Health project, these sessions can also be delivered alongside Hull Kingston Rovers, providing participants with staff and memorabilia from both clubs.

For further information regarding Old Faithful sessions, or to arrange a session, please contact richard.tate@hullfc.com.