Main Duties: Managing the delivery and administration teams, securing funding for the charity from a variety of sources, developing relationships with current and potential partners, developing the charity's business and community strategy, driving the growth of the organisation, budget management and working closely with the two professional clubs of Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Working with individuals and organisations who genuinely want to make a difference in their local community and helping them to make that happen.
Favourite sporting moment: Personally was beating out college rivals St John's rugby team whilst at university. My favourite more general sporting moment was being in the Olympic park during London 2012.
Leeds Carnegie Community Manager
Main duties: To deliver the key rugby development programmes within Yorkshire for the Leeds Rugby Foundation. This entails working with primary and secondary schools and Rugby clubs around Yorkshire along with running rugby camps within the school holidays. Another main aim is to promote the Leeds Rugby Foundation with the work it does within the Yorkshire community and also promote Leeds Carnegie as a club and to market their games and activities.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: the opportunity to work with aspiring rugby players, helping them improve their overall rugby game and become better players. Also the opportunity to work with children who may not have the opportunity to experience the game of rugby if it wasn't for the day to day work the Foundation does. One of the main reasons as to why I still do this particular job is the enjoyment that I get from seeing children improving their skills and being able to have a fun, enjoyable time in a safe environment.
Favourite sporting moment: definitely England beating Australia to win the 2003 World Cup
Rugby League Development Manager
Main duties: overseeing our new 3 year development plan and all the projects within it. It's a really exciting time for the sport in Leeds and as a Foundation we are putting more resource than ever before into schools coaching and have an exciting new program aimed at KeyStage 1 to inspire a new generation of Rugby League players. The other side to my role is supporting the amateur clubs who can then provide the school children a long term environment for them to continue in the sport. We also run projects so that everyone can take part in Rugby League, touch rugby, masters, women and girls and wheelchair rugby league!
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Working with the people involved with the amateur clubs, without their hard work and dedication, our sport would be lost.
Favourite sporting moment: That's a tough one, on a personal level winning my only ever cup final at under 12's! As a supporter, Batley Bulldogs winning the Northern Rail cup in Blackpool in 2010, a tremendous effort and brilliant atmosphere behind the sticks with the Batley fans.
Leeds Rhinos Community Development Officer
Main duties: Managing the Leeds Rhinos Community Department
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Inspiring the younger generation to engage in Rugby League. It's extremely humbling to see children understand the benefits of playing Rugby League, from the disciplines and direction the sport can give you, to keeping fit, having fun and socialising with their friends.
Favourite Sporting Moment: As a youngster it was always a dream for me to play for Leeds Rhinos and having the honour to do this via our Academy systems is a proud moment for me. 2004 was a special season for me as my fellow players voted me as the Academy player of the year which is a memory that will always stay with me.
Leeds Rhinos Community Clubs Development Officer
Main duties: Working with the Community Clubs in Leeds to develop Rugby League in the City. Managing the Club Ambassador Scheme and working to deliver the strategic plan for Rugby League development in Leeds.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: People, I love engaging with people of all ages. From the indoor league junior touch programmes, Halftime Teams who play at Headingley. Tuesday Touch for youth and adult to the Celebration of Rugby League Dinner and of course over 35s Masters Rugby League. Yes it's about creating fun and spreading the game of Rugby League for me, top of the list 'Making a difference to people's lives'.
Favourite Sporting Moment: Well there are many but the joy of seeing my son play for his local team and my daughter compete in her first cheerleading competition have got to be up there. The Grand finals are a great spectacle but seeing my first Challenge cup final in 1977 Leeds v St Helens was brilliant. My personal moment was playing in front of a full house at Headingley for Leeds & District against Hunslet and all the games of Rugby League I played at all levels.
Leeds Rhinos Community Development Office
Main duties: Coaching Universities and schools, presenting at schools to raise awareness of playing sport and the benefits it provides. As well as supporting the charity in delivering projects and fundraising to help deliver all the projects that we run.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: giving something back to the community after having such a fantastic career in Rugby League.
Favourite sporting moment: 4 grand final wins 2 world club challenge wins 1 challenge cup win, 43 international caps playing over 500 career games, just a few for you…
High School Development Officer
Main duties: Responsible for all the High School Rugby League across the city. Developing the game in new schools, organising the emerging 9's and Champion schools qualifiers and coaching selected schools through the champion schools competitions with the aim to achieving Leeds first Champion School.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the fact that I spend all day running around a field coaching sport, not stuck behind a desk pencil pushing. I also really enjoy how diverse the role is. No two days are the same, one minute I'll be watching a game with talent ID, the next I'll be organising a skills camp and the next I'll be introducing an entirely new group of young people to rugby league.
Favourite sporting moment: My favourite sporting moment has to be scoring a try in the BUCS finals at Headingley Carnegie Stadium live on television whilst playing for Leeds Met.
Leeds Rhinos Primary Schools Development Officer
Main duties: Deliver coaching sessions and assemblies to Leeds Primary Schools.
My role is to plan, negotiate and deliver the programme we work with the whole school on a theme such as teamwork "Creating a Winning Team" or "Healthy Lifestyles". I'm also responsible for the planning and delivery of a Touch Rugby programme for 14+ age groups.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: no two days are ever the same. I am at different schools everyday teaching children of different needs how to play our great game to many children who have never played before. I also really enjoy as you meet people from all different backgrounds and from different walks of life.
Favourite sporting moment: my proudest and most memorable has to be playing in four Memorial Trophy matches for Birstall Victoria and Drighlington ARLFC in memory of a lifelong and best friend, Andrew Dyson who passed away in 2008. The memorial game celebrates his life and pays its respects through Rugby League.
Community Development Support Officer
Main duties: Primary and High School rugby league development, this includes running and delivering afterschool rugby league and multi-sport clubs, delivering tailored rugby league coaching blocks, assemblies and Ronnie the Rhino parties at weekends. Also as part of my role I work with the Princes Trust and Breeze Project to deliver the Rugby League Leaders Award
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Seeing children being fully engaged in activities and working alongside other like-minded professionals.
Favourite sporting moment: watching the Rhinos beat Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2005 World Club Challenge as a ball boy from the touchline.
Main Duties: liaising with primary schools to organise coaching sessions and assemblies and collating data from all our projects in the community to provide evidence for funding applications.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: working with a wide variety of people with one thing in common - a love of rugby league
Favourite sporting moment: Personally - in 2006 (my last year in teaching) when my school rugby league teams won all 3 primary school trophies available. As a supporter - a tough one; either 2008 when the Rhinos won the Grand Final on my birthday or 2009 when they made it 3 in a row!
Apprenticeship in operational framework
Main duties: My role is to help out in primary and secondary schools to promote local amateur rugby league clubs to get more players, help run tag and full contact festivals for girls and boys, referee at school matches.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: being able to pass on my knowledge to younger players. I also enjoy coaching at the summer activity camps.
Favourite sporting moment: when I scored a hatrick in my first season playing for Stanningley women's open age team
Head Coach at Hunslet Hawks and South Leeds Development Manager
Main duties: working alongside the team delivering Rugby and increasing participation at all age groups for the new 3 year development plan. The partnership of Hunslet Hawks and Leeds Rhinos will greatly benefit Rugby at grassroots and the Community with a specific target of engaging with Key Stage 1 pupils and talent identification at Key Stage 2 in preparation for High School Key Stage 3 participation as we look to create more players of all standards from social players through to elite players that have a chance of forging a career in Rugby League. The 3 year plan will lay foundations to make Leeds the strongest Rugby league provider in the country.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: is engaging with children and seeing them progress from their first introduction to Rugby League to becoming regular participants in the game.
Favourite sporting moment: winning the Northern Ford Premiership Grand Final with Dewsbury and playing for Wales versus New Zealand at the Millenium stadium.
Hunslet Hawks South Leeds Development Officer
Main Duties: planning and delivering Key Stage 1 tag rugby festivals; coaching, delivering assemblies and planning festivals for primary schools in South Leeds. I also plan the curtain raisers for all Hunslet Hawks home games getting local community teams involved and providing them with an excellent match day experience with the Hunslet Hawks.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Encouraging young children to get involved in Rugby League by delivering fun coaching sessions which shows them the excitement and quality that Rugby League has to offer! Seeing children participating in Rugby League at any capacity whether it is in school or at club having fun and reaping the massive benefits Rugby League holds.
Favourite sporting moment: This is a hard one to chose as I have some many but it has to be touring New Zealand in 2009 with England Women playing against the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns and experiencing how Rugby League is over in New Zealand from watching the Haka to seeing how big RL is over there.
Main duties: Founder and head coach of Rhinestones the Leeds Rhinos Junior Dance Academy. Captain and choreographer for the Leeds Rhinos Spencer Properties Dance
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Sharing my passion and love for dance with young people.
Favourite sporting moment: has to be the 2012 Grand Final, immense!
Education Programme Manager
Main Duties: managing the Big Lottery Family Focus based at the Learning Centre at Headingley Carnegie Stadium which supports pupils, young people, parents and volunteers in a menu of after school projects. The Project Tutors and myself will help develop and plan a wide-ranging curriculum to suit the many learners who access the Centre. A key part of my role is attracting young people to the Foundation's Learning Centre and making our projects accessible to those in most need. Promoting the positive aspects in terms of healthy lifestyle, being active and raising aspiration and achievement in all.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: So many! I enjoy working with a team of people who are highly motivated and passionate about their work within the Foundation, but most satisfaction is gained from supporting and enabling the achievement of pupils and young people who previously felt they had little to offer.
Favourite sporting moment I've witnessed: many special moments following the Rhinos over the years, but the best has to be when Leeds United gained promotion from League 1 to the Championship by beating Bristol Rovers 2-1 on the 8th May 2010. When the final whistle went it felt like the stadium lifted ten feet off the ground!!
Health Improvement Officer
Main duties: includes working with people who want to develop an understanding of their own health and well-being. Along with creating opportunities to access services the clients might not know about. This is all underpinned with physical activity session and aspects of healthy cooking.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Getting people fitter and healthier to take part in all sports especially rugby league
Favourite sporting moment: 2011 grand final victory, and Rob Burrow's wonder tries
Main Duties: to raise money for the Foundation. I do that in a number of ways, including organising events, encouraging people to take part in runs and challenges and working with businesses.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: The best thing about my job is that I get to meet so many different people, who are all doing great things to raise money for us. It's a really busy role, but no two days are the same. And of course I get to work with a fantastic team of people!
Favourite sporting moment: I do play rugby for West Park Leeds Ladies but my favourite sporting moment isn't about me. It was getting to watch my Dad play at Twickenham in the final of the Powergen Junior Vase in 2002; he plays for Heath RUFC and I should definitely mention that they won!
Main duties: I give a few hours a week and play a supportive role to the Foundation Staff this may involve admin duties or helping to put an event together. I am currently organising fundraising activities for 2013 including bag packing at local supermarkets and bucket collections on match days and also the recruitment and co-ordination of volunteers to allow us to do this.
Most enjoyable aspect of my role: Being a part of the Foundation Team and seeing the good work they do. Also to have been around for the launch of the 3 Year Development Plan.
Favourite sporting moment: Very much a supporter of sport from the sidelines or the sofa!! My favourite sporting moment is also showing my age!! It's John Holmes' drop goal in the 1978 Challenge Cup final against St Helens. The atmosphere at Wembley was amazing with many wonderful memories made that day.
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