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Leeds City Council Public Health partner with Leeds Rugby Foundation


Leeds Rugby Foundation have joined forces with Leeds City Council to form an exciting partnership which will support Leeds Rhinos Fans to lead healthier lifestyles.





Leeds City Council has teamed up with Leeds Rugby Foundation and Leeds Rhinos to urge local fans to complete a new survey which will explore fans lifestyles to determine what support the club can offer. The survey will explore how fans travel to the games and what behaviours fans would like support with.



By filling in the survey you will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a signed Leeds Rhinos shirt. The survey can be accessed by clicking here.



One of Leeds City Councils key health commitments is to support people to choose healthy lifestyles.



Councillor Lisa Mulherin, chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, said:



“Leeds Rugby Foundation and the Rhinos have been showing great support to the council commitment to improve health in the city. I’m sure this commitment to work in partnership is just the start of a whole range of exciting opportunities which will highlight the fun healthy lifestyles can involve, particularly for the families of Leeds. A big thanks to all who have been involved!”



"The project will be a springboard to a successful partnership and the survey will give us lots of useful insight to support fans to choose healthy lifestyles. Working with a sports club as successful as Leeds Rhinos provides a great platform to deliver healthy living messages and encourage people to choose healthy lifestyles.” said Leeds City Council’s Health Improvement Specialist, Emma Strachan.



Leeds Rugby Foundation’s Dan Busfield commented:



“Leeds Rugby Foundation is delighted to announce our partnership with Public Health. We are committed to improving the well – being of our supporters and wider community through offering opportunities to change their behaviour towards health. We are keen to find out how our partnership can support individuals and families to make changes to their daily routine to improve their lifestyle.”



Leeds Rhinos legend turned Foundation Development Officer, Keith Senior recently took part in a 1000 plus mile cycle challenge from France to the UK, called Quest 14, and he realises how important it is to keep fit and healthy.



Senior commented:



"Being a professional rugby player for so many years, I realise how vital a healthy lifestyle is. Here at the Foundation we actively promote healthy lifestyles to families across Leeds and this partnership therefore fits into our ethos. I urge everyone to express their views within the survey and we can help change more people’s lives in the process.”



For more information on healthy lifestyles please visit: http://www.leedsletschange.co.uk The website shows all available healthy living services such as smoking cessation, weight management and alcohol services.



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For more information contact:



Phil Morcom




Communications and Marketing team

Leeds City Council



4th Floor West, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR



Mobile: 07891 276270

Tel: 0113 224 3602

Fax: 0113 247 4736

www.leeds.gov.uk



or



Jamie Allen

Leeds Rugby Foundation Communications Manager Jamie.Allen@leedsrugbyfoundation.org



Leeds Rugby Foundation, St Michael's Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR

Tel: 0844 248 6651

Fax: 0844 248 6652

www.leedsrugby.com