Teaming Up For Health Partnership Renewed

Hull FC Community Foundation are delighted to announce the renewal of our Teaming Up for Health partnership, a unique collaboration between Hull FC, Hull KR and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.

‘Teaming Up for Health’ completed its first-year pilot in March 2019 having focused on building proactive partnerships with the local voluntary sector and testing a range of health interventions concentrated on communities located in areas of high deprivation.

The partnership was not just about promoting rugby league participation but sought to use the brands of two of the city’s professional clubs along with their players, stadia, and community teams to act as a catalyst to engage local people in quality interventions that supported improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

Over the course of the pilot year;

  • 10,920 young people have participated in Rugby League activity
  • 405 adults engaged in physical activity through Fit4Fc and Back Onside
  • 192 accredited qualifications delivered
  • 433,191 social media impressions and 8,953 social media engagements
  • £459,209 of economic impact through the Hull FC Foundation

Richard Tate, Head of Sport and Wellbeing at Hull FC said: “We are delighted to have renewed our ‘Teaming Up for Health’ partnership with NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.

“Whilst we will always be rivals on the pitch, the partnership recognises that off it we have a unique opportunity to work with Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust to deliver innovative projects that tackle key health and social inequalities affecting individuals and families in the city.

“Over the last five months, our community team has been working to provide support to some of the most vulnerable in Hull through providing food and basic supplies to support with physical and mental wellbeing.

“We have worked with NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group to understand how ‘Teaming Up for Health’ can be used to scale this support, helping those affected by Covid-19 to bounce back as best as possible. With this in mind, we will shortly be announcing details of a new project that will provide daily engagement opportunities for vulnerable groups affected by loneliness and isolation.   “

Erica Daley, Chief Operating Officer NHS Hull CCG said: “We are delighted to be able to continue to work with the city’s rugby clubs through ‘Teaming up for Health’.

“Working in partnership the programme gives us the opportunity to reach people in a way that the NHS alone would not be able to do.  Sharing public health messages, developing physical activity programmes and working to combat social isolation are just some of the areas that we will be working together on.

“It is now more important than ever that all our communities are supported and Teaming up for Health gives us an ideal mechanism to do just that.”

The goal of the partnership is to engage and inspire local people and communities to achieve positive change for all through sport. Through partnership working and a focus on quality interventions, the partnership will support the following priorities:

  • A significant reduction in the number of children leaving primary school either overweight or obese.
  • More adults taking part in regular physical activity, with greater knowledge of wider health and lifestyle considerations.
  • Children, Adults, and Older People possessing greater mental wellbeing and resilience.
  • Less people from targeted, at risk groups, suffering from loneliness and related conditions.
  • More people from deprived communities aware of key health and wellbeing campaigns.