Lee named Teacher of the Year
Lee Parkin has been named the English Schools Rugby League (ESRL) Teacher of the Year.
The John Smeaton Community College teacher was presented with the 2012/13 award earlier this week having been nominated by Danny Edmondson of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.
As well as coaching his College side Lee also plays a vital role as the Leeds and Hunslet Schools Administrator where he is the driving force behind the competition, drawing up the leagues, creating the fixture lists and keeping all schools updated.
Over 50% of schools in Leeds enter the competition and would not do so without the dedication and hard work of Lee.
His work with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation has helped create a “North v South Challenge” where the children represent their side of city as a curtain-raiser to a Rhinos Super League game at Headingley.