The University of Hull’s rugby league team is kicking off a new season with more than just rugby on their minds. In a fresh collaborative effort, the team is joining hands with the University Sport Department and local businesses to help players build valuable soft skills for their future careers.
Mike Ellis, a former player and now the boss at 43 Clicks North, a performance marketing agency, is leading the charge among business leaders in supporting this initiative. He sees the rugby environment as a great place to spot and nurture future talent. It’s not just about scoring tries but also about preparing the students for life beyond university.
The local business community is stepping up too. Rob Daysley, the managing director of Designs Signage Solutions, is one among many who are backing this initiative. His company, among others from different sectors like insurance, IT and recruitment are extending their support to the university rugby league, recognising the potential in these young athletes.
This partnership is fantastic news for Hull. It brings a fresh wave of community engagement, where local businesses are playing a part in shaping the students’ future, while also identifying potential future employees. It’s about creating a strong bond between the university, local businesses, and the broader Hull community.
Matt Thompson, the University’s business development manager for sport, is excited about this new model. He believes this could set a new trend for other sports on campus, opening doors to more such collaborative ventures.
As the Hull team gears up for their first home game against Leeds Beckett Seconds on 1st November, there’s a buzz in the air. It’s more than just a game; it’s about the city coming together to support its young athletes, helping them grow both on and off the field.
This collaborative spirit is putting Hull on the map as a city that’s nurturing its youth and fostering strong community ties. It’s a positive step forward, showcasing how sports, education, and business can come together to create a vibrant, supportive environment for everyone in Hull.
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