Rugby League coach Steve Broadhead is Hull Kingston Rover’s first Community Hero and will receive four tickets for the Super League match against St Helens on February 19, 2012.
The Community Heroes Award, sponsored by Neil Hudgell Solicitors, honours individuals who make a positive difference and contribution to their local area.
Steve has been the coach for East Hull Rugby Youth Club under 11s for the past five years. He was nominated for the Community Heroes Award by his wife Rebecca, who’s also the under 11s team manager.
Rebecca said: ““Steve’s been a life-long fan of Hull KR and worships the ground they play on. He’s also an outstanding coach for the youngsters, dedicated to the game 100%. All the parents and kids love him. Rugby definitely comes first in our house – if it’s not rugby ball shaped then Steve’s not interested!”
Rebecca and Steve, who’s a refuse collector for Hull City Council, have three children – Jacob, Annabel and Jared – and both boys play rugby.
Steve played for Hull Boys and, despite fighting meningitis three times, managed to get his name on the Shield of Endeavour. He continued to play until his mid-20s. He got into coaching when his youngest son started playing at East Hull ARLFC which is based at St Richard’s RC Primary School on Marfield Lane.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors, owned by Hull KR Chairman Neil Hudgell, are specialists in compensation claims for personal injury and medical negligence. The firm is supporting the club’s Community Heroes Award by giving away four tickets for every Robins home game throughout the season to people nominated by their friends, colleagues or family for their good work and positive contribution.
Neil Hudgell said: “I’m delighted Steve’s the first to receive the Community Heroes Award especially as, like me, he’s passionate about The Robins.
“Steve clearly puts a lot into his coaching for East Hull and I’d like to thank him for his commitment and enthusiasm. The work he and others like him do, all in their own time, is vital to get young people into rugby and sport in general.
“I hope we’ll get plenty more nominations for the Community Hero award so that we can recognise many other unsung heroes and reward them with tickets to a fantastic match at Craven Park.”
To nominate a Community Hero – someone who makes a real difference to others’ lives at home, at school or in the wider community – and give them the chance of receiving up to four tickets for a Hull Kingston Rovers home game please send details via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Neil Hudgell Solicitors, 530 Holderness Road, Hull, HU9 3DT. Nominations are open from now until the end of the 2012 season. Please state the name of the person nominated and the reasons why along with a contact telephone number.