Chris Cullimore

Community Development Officer

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Rugby League Background:
I started playing Rugby League aged six while I was at primary school. I received a flyer for my local amateur club Elland R.L.F.C and from my very first training session I was hooked on Rugby League. From the age of six I have then played rugby through all the age groups up to the open age. I have been lucky enough to play for the Huddersfield Giants Under 21s as well as playing at Huddersfield New College, King Cross, Stainland and Sheffield Hallam Eagles.

When I was at university I was lucky enough to do a voluntary placement with the Huddersfield Giants and the community team, from doing this placement I then always wanted to get a job with my hometown Club delivering Rugby League and luckily for me this is something that has happened, as I now work for the Community team and still volunteer with the Scholarship set up.

Job Role:
My role within the Community team is to go out into primary and high schools and get Rugby League and the Huddersfield Giants out there, engage children within our great sport and to hopefully turn them into Giants supporters. I also try and get children from primary and high schools to go and play for their local amateur club and hopefully one day even into the Giants shirt! As part of my role I also have to lead and provide support on numerous programmes like our holiday rugby camps, our Embed the Pathway camps. I am also the lead on Touch Rugby which is a social evening on Wednesday nights at the Zone, designed for people to have fun while doing some exercise in the form of Rugby League.

Phone: 01484 484170