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Rugby Trust inspires the community to move more and eat better

Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust run ‘Food for Thought’ activity, fitness and food awareness sessions aimed at improving health, increasing levels of physical activity and educating individuals around diet, nutrition, and eating healthily.

Food for Thought session. Credit: Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust

Food for Thought session. Credit: Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust

Previously known as Get Fit with the Robins, Food for Thought is run by the Hull KR Community Trust and offers free fitness classes twice a week to help people to become more active at Hull College Craven Park. As the name indicates, the sessions go beyond physical activity and include a focus on nutrition and healthy eating.

Sessions are currently held online due to Covid restrictions. Prior to lockdown the trust was regularly engaging with over 50 participants. Although that number has decreased due to limitations on delivery during lockdown, plans are in place to relaunch face to face sessions as soon as restrictions are lifted. The sessions are regularly promoted and publicised via social media channels and club website.

The sessions are run by Hull KR Community Coach Mikey McBride who says;

“The Food for Thought sessions have been really well received by the community and the participants have shown a real interest in the benefits of eating well and how that can maximise the benefits of keeping active.”

The club have also developed a number of healthy recipe ideas put together by first team players that have been distributed to schools and community groups. The recipe ideas are designed to encourage people to cook their own healthy food and have the confidence to ‘have a go’, rather than relying on ready meals or  take-aways which are often high in fat, sugar and salt.  

The trust also has plans to continue to increase and broaden their activity on healthy eating in school-based and community sessions including growing your own fruit and vegetables activities.

Ian Spencer, Community Integrated Manager, aptly put:

“Our role at the trust is to inspire people through sport and physical activity and to deliver real and lasting benefits in terms of education, health and wellbeing. We acknowledge how good nutrition and a healthy body weight work hand-in-hand with physical activity to achieve this aim. That’s why we have an increasing focus on healthy eating in all the activities we run at the trust and are proud to collaborate with initiatives like Veg Cities Hull run by Hull Food Partnership.”

For more information on Food for Thought contact Ian Spencer at Hull KR Community Trust.


Sustain are encouraging more areas to launch Veg Cities campaigns and get local businesses and organisations making veg pledges. Veg Cities is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Places and is run in partnership with Peas Please.

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