Two aspiring television stars lived their dreams of becoming media presenters thanks to the ground-breaking inclusive volunteering partnership between our charity and the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
Dylan Prinsep and Jake Lindsay – two incredible young men from our Learning Disability Super League teams – hosted an exclusive webcast with St Helens and England star, Jodie Cunningham, as part of our media training club. With the pair planning and presenting the Q&A, watched by a live audience, it brought their long-term aspirations to life!
Our partnership with the Rugby League World Cup 2021, with support of Sport England, has created a world first Inclusive Volunteering project! This sees more than 250 people who have care and support needs access life-changing opportunities that promote new skills, friendships, and greater experience.
Dylan Prinsep, says: “We were buzzing to host this event. Jodie has an amazing story – she inspires us as a Rugby League player and also as a media professional, with her work on Sky Sports and BBC. I have always wanted to work in front of the camera and this gave me my first taste of what it might be like. I can’t wait to do even more!”
Jake Lindsay added: “As soon as I heard about Community Integrated Care’s volunteering program with the Rugby League World Cup 2021, I signed up to be part of it. I would never have imagined though that we would have had the chance to do something like this! We very excited to see what else we can achieve at the tournament.”
Jodie Cunningham says: “It was an honour to be the first guest on ‘Inspiration Included’. Dylan and Jake have so much potential, and the questions from the audience were fantastic. Projects like this are key to our vision of making this the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup ever. We are grateful to the team at Community Integrated Care for their dedication in creating and leading this amazing Inclusive Volunteering programme.”