Using sport as a catalyst to promote female participation and wellbeing is a key objective of the Foundation. It currently engages over two-hundred females per week through its delivery of the Trinity Ladies rugby league and football teams based from the Sharlston Rovers ARLFC and Hemsworth Miners Welfare Football Club. All programmes are delivered by a passionate, hard-working and dedicated team of professionally qualified coaches and tutors and at the heart of our organisation is an understanding of the vital role that sport and can play in engaging, educating and inspiring people of all ages and abilities.
Working through the powerful voices of our Ladies rugby league and football players combined with the brand of Wakefield Trinity, Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation will deliver two ‘Empower’ sessions each week at the Mobile Rocket Stadium and Hemsworth Miners Sports Club from 6pm.
Both venues offer good accessibility routes for local women and are situated in areas of high deprivation where significant health inequalities exist.
Each session will be eighty-minutes in duration, split into two halves. The first forty-minutes will be dedicated to participation in physical activity (intensity appropriate) through low impact football, touch rugby, and fitness classes, with the second half led by qualified instructor who will deliver positive wellbeing workshops designed to promote mental resilience and improved understanding of healthy lifestyles. Content will include understanding of mental fitness, coping skills, stress management strategies, relaxation techniques, and diet.
‘Empower’ sessions will be promoted within local media including the Wakefield Gazette, Rhubarb Radio and BBC Radio Leeds, voluntary group settings such as the ‘Well Women Centre’, and across the social media platforms run by Wakefield Trinity. Foundation staff will work closely with schools in the immediate areas of the project to support referral pathways.