Leeds rhino legend returns
Kevin began his professional career at Leeds Rhinos in 1997 and was made captain in 2003. Among his accolades are seven Grand Finals, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups. He is now director of rugby at the club.
Kevin returned to campus to speak about his playing career and his transition from athlete to director of rugby.
He said: “I’m delighted to be back, the university has always been very kind to me. I look back on my undergraduate degree with real fondness, both of my degrees sit firmly beside most of my achievements in rugby.”
“I think it’s important to remember the people who helped you along the way. There are so many people here at the university who played a big part in every student’s life but certainly my own. I think it’s important, if you can give a little bit back in some way then you should.”
Peter Mackreth, dean of Carnegie School of Sport said: We were delighted to welcome Kevin back to our Headingley Campus to share his experiences and expertise through our carnegieXchange series. He is a wonderful role model for our students, demonstrating that with commitment and dedication you can achieve success both on the field and in the lecture theatre. We are proud to continue our association with Kevin through his role at Leeds Rhinos and the RFL, and grateful that he was able to share such an insightful perspective on his past successes and current roles."