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Kevin Sinfield

Former Leeds Rhinos and England Rugby League Captain

Kevin Sinfield

Former captain of the Rhinos, Kevin Sinfield became the leading points scorer in the club’s history in 2012, leading the team to seven Championships.

In 2004 he led the side to their first Grand Final victory and the first league title in 32 years. In 2005, he then lifted the World title.

He was also recognised for his achievements by becoming the fourth Englishman ever to win the prestigious Rugby League Golden Boot.

Fittingly in his 521st and final game for the club, Kevin made history again as Leeds completed a record-breaking treble in 2015.

Off the field, in 2008 Sinfield graduated with a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at Leeds Beckett University before adding a MA in Sport Business.

As a Performance Director for the Rugby Football League, he created and implemented a programme which resulted in the England team reaching the men’s World Cup Final in 2017. Returning the men's team to the top of the international game, Sinfield also pioneered the women’s and wheelchair teams resulting in the women's team being paid for the first time in the game’s history for their groundbreaking tour of Papua New Guinea in 2019.

In 2019, as the Director of Rugby he promoted young, local players resulting in the club winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2020.

Sinfield and his team raised over £2.7m for the MND community and gave a voice to the families and individuals impacted by this disease. In 2023 Sinfield was awarded a CBE by King Charles III for his services to the MND community and was awarded his medal by Prince William at AMT Headingley in January 2024.arles III for his services to the MND community and was awarded his medal by HRH Prince William, the Prince of Wales, at AMT Headingley alongside friend and former team mate Rob Burrow CBE in January 2024.

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