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Fit Schools Project being delivered with Honor

Chris Honor is a local Personal Trainer who has been volunteering his time to help out the Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation. It’s not just the foundation which has been benefitting from his expertise though, as he has been implementing the Fit Schools Project this year. Since launching the project in […]


Rochdale Hornets’ Sporting Foundation are delighted to announce that Steve Kerr has been appointed as the charity’s new Foundation Manager. His previous role at Volleyball England as Relationship Manager and Participation Lead saw him increase participation in the sport during a five and a half year spell. Now, Steve is […]

New Foundation Manager Steve Kerr and Hornets halfback Danny Yates

Lunch with Gary Endacott a success

On Sunday, Rochdale Hornets’ Sporting Foundation hosted inspirational speaker Gary Endacott for a lunch prior to the club’s Championship fixture with Batley Bulldogs. Gary is the son of legendary coach Frank Endacott and he was born with Cerebral Palsy, however in spite of that he has run 4 marathons, won […]

Foundation to host lunch with Gary Endacott

The Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation is hosting a lunch with inspirational speaker Gary Endacott on Sunday 25th June, prior to Rochdale Hornets’ Championship clash with Batley Bulldogs. Gary is the son of legendary coach Frank Endacott and he was born with Cerebral Palsy, however in spite of that he has […]

Foundation scoops Diversity Award

The Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation were winners of the Diversity in Health and Leisure Award this week at the 2017 Rochdale Diversity Awards. Community coach Michael Ratu was on hand to pick up the honour and was delighted with the achievement. “We’re all really proud to have picked up this award,” […]

Foundation seeks full time manager

    The charity was established in December 2014 and has made very strong progress in its mission to get: “more people playing more rugby league more often.”   It now seeks a full-time Foundation Manager who has drive, determination and experience to manage the delivery of existing programmes, manage […]

Middleton Project off to great start

On Monday, Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation and Dream Big Sports launched the Middleton Rugby Project with their first free rugby league session. Despite the blustery conditions 13 children were present as they took part in a number of drills, games and activities with the guidance of the foundation’s community coaches. […]

Hornets Wheelchair team kick off their season

Rochdale Hornets’ Wheelchair RL team competed in their first ever competitive league match on Saturday 22nd April, as they faced established outfit Mersey Storm. It was a promising debut as they registered 20 points at home to their experience opponents, who boasted no fewer than three internationals. All of the […]

Hornets Sporting Foundation to deliver Fit Schools programme

Thanks to the support of Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG), Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation will be measuring, monitoring and improving the fitness of young people at 15 Primary Schools across the borough. The innovative scheme is based upon a pilot project that saw an 8% improvement […]