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The successful men’s mental health programme ‘Offload’ as a new ambassador in Tom Holmes, he’s a perfect candidate to head this programme having faced challenges on and off the field himself.


Offload is run by Featherstone Rovers Foundation and Rugby League Cares, will kick-off its Second set of Fixtures starting on Wednesday 24th Feb at 18:15pm in the premier Suite.

Offload is a 10-fixture season (sessions) at The Millennium stadium where men will join forces with Rugby League players, past and present, to understand the challenges of the game. The ability to deal with injury, moving to a new club, tactical changes, retirement, and new careers beyond the game will be discussed along with a player’s ability to juggle the everyday demands of life whilst performing at the top level.


  • 1 – What is Mental Health.

  • 2 – Stress & Coping.

  • 3 – Positive Mindset.

  • 4 – Challenging Negative Thinking.

  • 5 – Managing Emotions.

  • 6 – Building Resilience.

  • 7 – Foundation Session.

  • 8 – Mindfulness.

  • 9 – Positive Influences.

  • 10 – Overview and Celebrations.

Offload is aimed at improving the mental fitness of men within our local community, meaning that an interest in rugby league is not needed to attend.

Newcomers are always welcome to join to group, within a Covid safe environment (Participants are required to use hand sanitizer, wear face coverings, unless medically exempt, with social distancing in place to ensure the whole group remains safe during the sessions), welcoming those from all walks of life to share their experiences, develop coping strategies to challenge difficult situations and learn how to recognise when people close to them may need their support.

Fixtures have been limited to 15 participants so to book your place email or complete the sign-up form online at                       

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