AHEAD OF THE GAME
Working with Movember UK & Rugby League Cares
Rugby League World Cup 2021 is working with Movember and Rugby League Cares to deliver Ahead of the Game, a ground-breaking programme that will teach all young Rugby League players across our host towns and cities the importance of looking after their mental fitness.
How it works:
TRAINING FOR COACHES to increase enjoyment, motivation and prevent dropout among their athletes.
RESOURCES AND TRAINING FOR PARENTS to help recognise and communicate about mental fitness with their adolescents.
THE 'HELP OUT A MATE' WORKSHOP teaches adolescents how to take action for their own mental fitness, and how to spot the signs with someone else.
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH evidence-based resilience training for athletes to learn the skills that benefit performance and wellbeing.
- Reduced risk of mental health problems
- Reduced stigma around mental health and opening up
- Improved quality of coaching and performance
- Improved wellbeing
- Increased motivation
- Reduce dropout
For more information the full research paper can be downloaded here.