Creating Adventures Trustee Fiona Thomason was proud to learn that her son, Oliver, has secured world-first role with the Rugby League World Cup 2021

Oliver joining the Rugby League World Cup 2021

Photography by Gaslight.

Oliver (29) who is Creating Adventures Community Representative, has been named as the official Inclusion Ambassador for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and his family could not be more proud. He joins the likes of international rugby league legends Kevin Sinfield and Jason Robinson OBE, current rugby league stars Jodie Cunningham and Luke Gale, and Channel 4 star Adam Hills in holding a prestigious Ambassadorial role with the tournament.

Oliver is a proud champion of inclusion in sport and has been working with Warrington Wolves Foundation for several years to promote collaboration and to help grow confidence in playing sport amongst the Learning Disability Community.

He has recently secured employment with the social care charity Community Integrated Care as their Sports Inclusion Assistant. In this role, he is mentoring people to access sport and wellbeing opportunities with leading sporting organisations across the UK – including in their national partnerships with Super League, the Rugby Football League and the Rugby League World Cup. This includes playing an important role in helping to advocate for Rugby League World Cup 2021’s aim of making the tournament the most inclusive rugby league event ever and championing the RLWC2021 Inclusive Volunteering project developed by the charity.

Oliver says, “Disabilities do not limit us. We are performers, athletes and campaigners and we are proud of who we are and everything we achieve every day. We want to be part of changing the world for the better”

Founder of Creating Adventures Jenny Allcock agrees, “Oliver is an inspiring role model who all our members can recognise themselves in. All anyone needs is to be given opportunities and adventures to enjoy.”

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