Welcome to Hull KR Foundation. Our role is to inspire people through sport and physical activity and to deliver real and lasting benefits in terms of education, health and wellbeing. We achieve this by working in schools, community clubs and communities across Hull and beyond. There is always lots of activity here at the Foundation so keep an eye out for our latest news which will keep you up to date with all the new and existing programmes we are running.

As a charity we rely on funding and donations to deliver projects that matter to our supporters and the wider community. If you would like to support the Foundation and you shop online you can raise free donations by registering on and choosing us as your cause.

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The Team

We have a fantastic team at the Foundation and we always welcome contact from people who want to find out more or who would like to work with us. Please don’t hesitate to use the contact details below to get in touch.

Chief Executive Officer – Craig Shepherd

Office Manager Angie Jackson

Rugby League Development – Schools, Girls and Women, Disability and Community

Head of Women and Girls Rugby Coach – Ben Parker

Rugby League Development Officer – Liam Waslin

Health and Fitness

Head of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion – Gareth Young

Health, Wellbeing and Dance Officer – Janine Badger

Community Coach – Alex Green


Inspiring Futures Mentor – Ian Watson

Inspiring Futures Mentor – Deborah Carter

This-Ability MOBY Project Worker – Arfon Williams


Media and Marketing Executive – Alex Green



The Foundation is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee with its own Board of Directors. We are a not for profit organisation and we are able to deliver the work we do due to the support of funders or through donations.

Our current funders:

Edward Gosling Foundation – This funding assists with the delivery of the Healthy Mind Healthy You projects we currently deliver.

Health Tree Foundation – The funding received helps with our Back Onside projects which is aimed at “improving mental health through education, support and inclusion”.

Hull CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) – Hull CCG have funded our projects Teaming Up For Health and Healthy Mind Healthy You. Through this funding we are able to offer multiple projects in the community relating to mental and physical health.

Hull City Council – The funding received from the City Council supports and funds our Healthy Holidays activity camps which run through the school holidays each years.

Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) – Humber Learning Consortium fund our This-Ability project, which helps those with a disability, learning disability/difficulty or a long-term health/mental health condition with finding meaningful and sustainable employment.

North Yorkshire Council – We have been awarded funding to deliver a project based around mental health and suicide prevention.

ReNew Community Fund – This funding aims to help tackle loneliness in the community and links in with our Hull CCG funding.

Rugby Football League – The funding from the RFL is based on the development of rugby league and skills across the community.

Sparks Fund  We have received funding from to develop a programme relating to the heritage of Hull KR.


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