OneMedical Group & Rugby League Cares join forces
Professional Rugby League player, Jamie Peacock is supporting a local initiative to improve health and wellbeing in communities through sport.
The Leeds Rhinos player and former Great Britain captain spoke at a conference that aimed to bring together key figures from local Rugby League organisations and healthcare providers including OneMedicalGroup, to explore ways they can work together to create healthier communities.
The event was organised by Rugby League Cares (RLC), a charity that supports the Rugby League family and its communities, with healthcare provider OneMedicalGroup, and local health trust Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. The conference took place on 16 July 2014, at the home of the Salford Red Devils - the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles.
Rachel Beverley-Stevenson, Chief Executive of OneMedicalGroup, said: "We are delighted to be able to sponsor and support such a great cause. The 2015 Rugby League Cares ‘Year of Health and Wellbeing' campaign will enable us to really get to the heart of fans' health and wellbeing. The event aims to highlight the importance of health and wellbeing in Rugby League and offers information and guidance on how to improve fans' health. This not only focuses on the fans attending matches but also the wider rugby league community"
The one-day ‘Year of Health and Wellbeing in Rugby League' conference included workshops delivered by organisations such as State of Mind, The Salford Red Devils Foundation, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and OneMedicalGroup.
Key speakers included: Jamie Peacock; Dave Woods, BBC Sport commentator and RLC Trustee; and Mike Farrar, an independent management consultant and former Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation.