Hull FC Tackle Health Inequalities
Hull FC have teamed up with NHS Hull and Goodwin Development Trust to tackle health inequalities and obesity in Hull.
The Black and Whites, currently sat just two points off the top of Super League XV, will be offering a helping hand to those people who will be taking part in the BME Healthy Weight Management Project.
This two year project, funded by NHS Hull, aims to engage with people from ethnic minority backgrounds and provide them with relevant information, culturally relevant activities and workshops which will enable them to achieve a healthy life style, weight loss and weight maintenance. The project is accessible for people of any background and it deals with causes of obesity and lack of exercise through circuit training classes, aerobics, healthy cooking demonstrations, walking and running groups and individual or group meetings.
In the 2 months since inception the project successfully engaged with over 250 members of BME community, from over 35 different countries, through a dedicated team of 4 Community Health Advisors. The project is unique in it’s flexible approach taking into account an in depth understanding of our clients’ varied cultural and religious requirements.
Hull FC can actively help to play a part in this project by offering advice, support and incentives to help encourage people to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
With the programmes tailored around healthy eating, healthy living and physical activity, Hull FC and their players can be used as an ideal role model for people involved with this programme and hopefully can help provide them with some encouragement to change and adopt a new healthy lifestyle.
The clubs involvement in the project will include talks with Hull FC’s conditioning and coaching staff highlighting the importance of healthy eating, healthy foods and explaining about the players’ diets.
There will also be conditioning exercises and cardiovascular training as well as the chance for members of the programmes to visit the Hull FC training ground to see the professionals in action in top class health and fitness environment, as well as the chance to get autographs and pictures.
And if all that wasn’t enough, they will also get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hull FC’s home at the KC Stadium, including a look at the changing rooms, TV gantry, hospitality area and the chance to walk down the tunnel and out into the stadium itself.
Hull FC Foundation Officer, Leah Spencer, has been co-ordinating Hull FC’s involvement in the project and she commented, “This is another great cause that we hope can benefit from the involvement and support of Hull FC.
“The main pillars of the Hull FC Foundation are to Engage, Educate and Inspire, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle and hopefully we can help to encourage the BME community involved in this project to do so.”
She added, “The work of the Goodwin Development Trust is exemplary and this was something we were delighted to get involved with, while we are proud to be able to continue our successful working relationship with NHS Hull.”
For more information on how to access the services of the Goodwin Development Trust, please contact Adriana Paxton , Project Manager, on 01482 587 550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Hull FC Foundation , please call 01482 327 200 or email email@example.com.