Young homeless people put Leeds Rhinos players through their paces
Leeds Rhinos rugby league players Jordan Baldwinson and Josh Walters were put through their paces by homeless young people from Bradford and Barnsley last week in a special training session at Headingley Stadium.
The training session gave the rugby league players the opportunity to meet some of the young people who have experienced homelessness in Yorkshire, like Anthony 21, who said: 'I was expecting to come and tackle some big rugby players! We didn't do that but I enjoyed it, we did sessions to improve our ball skills. I'm not really a sports person but it was fun, it was a laugh. Meeting the players was good, they were nice.'
Leeds Rhinos player Jordan Baldwinson, said: 'I've been looking forward to the session today and it was really good fun. For myself and the other players it was nice to get involved and try and teach the young people some new things that they've probably never done before.
'Sport can make a big difference with lots of things. It may be a challenge for people who don't feel confident but once you get here you feel right at home, it's a very supportive environment. As these young people have shown it's all about coming down and having a go.'
On Thursday 5 October our annual Ultimate Sports Quiz will be held at Headingley Stadium hosted by BBC Sport’s John Inverdale with players from Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie, Great Britain rugby league legends Garry Schofield OBE and Lee Crooks, and BBC Eggheads Lisa and Barry. The players will join each team for a round and will be able to ‘buy’ answers from the Eggheads. All the money raised from the event will support Centrepoint’s work in Yorkshire.
You too can pit your wits against Yorkshire’s finest for £65 per head, which includes entry to the quiz, drinks and an evening meal. To book, email us here.