Rugby legends in conversation at Leeds Beckett
The event, which will take place on Thursday 28 January at James Graham, Headingley Campus, is part of a series of free, public talks organised by Leeds Beckett University and supported by FrontRow Legal.
Sinfield, former Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain, and Redpath, Head Coach at Yorkshire Carnegie and former rugby union captain of Scotland, will be talking about their careers –the highs and the lows - and giving an insight in to life at Yorkshire Carnegie and sport in Yorkshire in general.
Scottish-born Redpath said: “Yorkshire is a county renowned for its sport and its people. There are some massively successful sports men and women playing at the top of their field at the moment, including Kevin - it’s a great time to be involved in Yorkshire sport.
“The event will provide a good opportunity for people to get an insight into our sport. I am looking forward to sharing my stories and opinions with likeminded people from the local region, who really appreciate and enjoy both codes of rugby.”
Kevin Sinfield, who graduated from Leeds Beckett with a BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science in 2008 and an MA in Sport Business in 2015, became the Rhinos most successful captain last year, making over 521 appearances for the club and leading them to 15 major titles, including the first treble in the club’s history.
As a fitting end to his career in rugby league, he was awarded the runner up prize at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2015: the first league player to be recognised since its inception in 1954.
A former scrum half for Melrose, Narbonne and Sale Sharks, Bryan Redpath captained his country on 26 occasions and appeared in three World Cups between 1995 and 2003. Retiring from playing in 2005, he climbed the coaching ranks at Gloucester to become Head Coach before moving to Sale, where he steered them to two European Challenge Cup victories in 2002 and 2005.
Speaking about the guest lecture series, Dr John Minten, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett, said: “Our Carnegie Conversations programme is designed to engage with people from a wide range of backgrounds. I hope the people of Leeds and the wider region will be able to attend and enjoy the excellent speakers that we have visiting our University over the next few months.”
For information on this and other Leeds Beckett events go to our events pages and to join in the conversation use the hashtag #CarnegieConvos.
The full list of talks in the series is:
‘The 3 Cs: Communication, Cancer and Culinary Delights’ – Bobby Patel, Ed Ryder and Ellie Hill. 6pm Thursday 21 January 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘A Q&A with Kevin Sinfield and Bryan Redpath’. 6.30pm Thursday 28 January 2016. James Graham, Headingley Campus.
‘Reflections – striking the perfect balance between Yorkshire and Adelaide’ – Jason Gillespie in conversation with Dave Callaghan. 6pm Thursday 4 February 2016. Room 418, Headingley Carnegie Pavilion.
‘What is a teacher in the 21st century and what does a 21st Century teacher need to know?’ – Professor Ian Menter. 6pm Wednesday 9 March 2016. James Graham Building, Headingley Campus.
‘A collaborative approach to developing Yorkshire’s talent’ – Andy Rock, Dr Ben Jones and Dr Kevin Till. 6pm Thursday 10 March 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘Has football really moved on from racism?’ – Emy Onuora. 6pm Thursday 17 March 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘The lives and careers of women as sports coaches: The voices of the coaches’ – Dr Leanne Norman. 6pm Thursday 28 April 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.