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RL Cares and Rugby Players Ireland saddle up to forge unique sporting partnership

RL Cares and Rugby Players Ireland saddle up to forge unique sporting partnership

John Ledger | April 18, 2024


Rugby League Cares has announced a unique and far-reaching collaboration between the two codes of rugby that is putting player wellbeing first and ...

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5 Live Podcast | Steve McCormack and Gareth Ellis

5 Live Podcast | Steve McCormack and Gareth Ellis

John Ledger | April 18, 2024


In this edition of the BBC 5 Live podcast, Tanya Arnold and Kevin Brown chat to RL Cares Director of Wellbeing Steve McCormack and Wellbeing ...

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James Elston | Transition

James Elston | Transition

John Ledger | April 17, 2024


After a nine-year professional playing career with Dewsbury, York and Rochdale, James Elston went on to become chief executive at Wakefield Trinity ...

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Sleep and peak performance

Sleep and peak performance

Francis Stephenson | April 11, 2024


Unlock the science behind sleep and its impact on peak performance in Rugby League. Learn how sleep sharpens your mind, boosts recovery, and fuels ...

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Josh Hodson | Career talk

Josh Hodson | Career talk

John Ledger | April 10, 2024


Josh Hodson made his Super League debut for Castleford Tigers early in 2024 in a season which marked his return to full-time rugby league.

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Iain Thornley | Transition

Iain Thornley | Transition

Stuart Dickens | April 8, 2024


As he approaches the twilight of a distinguished playing career, Wakefield Trinity's Iain Thornley is well prepared for the next chapter of his ...

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Overcoming setbacks and self-doubt

Overcoming setbacks and self-doubt

Francis Stephenson | April 5, 2024


Have you ever witnessed an accomplishment so incredible it defies belief?

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Pit to pitch | Dual careers then and now

Pit to pitch | Dual careers then and now

John Ledger | April 5, 2024


Featherstone Rovers has a long and proud reputation as a club that is embedded within the heart of its community. Not so long ago, most of the ...

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Athlete Wellbeing | Melbourne Storm

Athlete Wellbeing | Melbourne Storm

Francis Stephenson | April 3, 2024


This blog post and podcast, originally published by the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS), delves into the success ...

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Mental Resilience | Shaun Lane

Mental Resilience | Shaun Lane

Marty Hyde | April 3, 2024


Even the toughest athletes face mental hurdles. Shaun Lane, a professional rugby league player for the Parramatta Eels, is no exception. This ...

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Free Google course: Build your CV

Free Google course: Build your CV

Francis Stephenson | April 3, 2024


So you've smashed it on the pitch, but what about off it? As a professional rugby player, you've honed some incredible skills – dedication, teamwork, ...

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The role of club player welfare and wellbeing staff

The role of club player welfare and wellbeing staff

John Ledger | April 2, 2024


Player welfare and wellbeing staff play an important role at club level but their function is often very much misunderstood.

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