Salford, Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Sydney Roosters legend and former England and Great Britain Captain Adrian Morley is urging children to get involved in rugby league after recent research (link to http://ao.com/life/is-messy/nations-attitude-to-play/) showed almost a third of parents are worried their child’s development is being hindered by spending too much time in front of television, games consoles and tablets.
Moz, a father himself, is keen to make sure his own three children keep active as they grow up – and he believes sport is a brilliant way to help children develop.
Adrian said: “Encouraging our kids to keep active and embrace a healthy lifestyle is vitally important in our household.
“With my career playing sport to an international level I have been fortunate enough to see the benefits first hand of not spending my childhood sat on the couch in front of a screen. As a kid I was always outside with a
“Like probably every parent in the country we face a constant battle to keep our kids entertained. Sometimes it’s probably easier to just stick them in front of an Xbox and leave them to it but it’s so important to get the balance right.
“Getting kids involved in rugby league is simple. It’s a fast, fun game to play an there are plenty of community clubs with teams suitable for all ages. I’d say get down to one and see what they have to offer.
But for now Adrian’s focus is on the Red Devils’ next match against Castleford Tigers.
Adrian said: “It’s fantastic being involved with my home town club and seeing them play the entertaining style of rugby everybody is talking about at the moment. A win on Sunday will put us into the top five and hopefully we will be celebrating the two points at the end of the day.”