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Widnes New Kit Launched

The Vikings who hosted the very first ever State of Mind player session filmed on ‘Boots n All’ have officially unveiled their new home colours for the 2013 Super League season. Read more »

Purtell Fantastic News

State of Mind reported that Adrian Purtell was awaiting news about whether he could continue playing rugby league on 23/10/12 and now Bradford’s Adrian Purtell has been given the all-clear to resume his career, the Bulls have announced. Read more »

Wildcat Stadium Boost

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have received full outline planning permission for their proposed new 12,000-seat stadium, the Super League club have announced. Read more »

Gloucestershire All Golds Trial tomorrow

Former Super League and international forward, Brad Hepi has taken the reins as Head Coach to lead University-based Championship One side, the All Golds, into their inaugural semi-professional season.

Just weeks after his appointment to the University of Gloucestershire student coaching panel Hepi has secured the coaching spot with the All Golds First Team.

Hepi brings a wealth of experience to the new team. He joined the professional ranks of rugby league in the 1980s and has played for SuperLeague sides Hull FC, Castleford Tigers and Salford City Reds, and secured 12 caps for the New Zealand Maori Rugby League Team. Currently, he coaches the England Colleges Backs, following coaching positions with Hull FC Academy and Bristol Ladies RFUW Premiership.

Director of Sport at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Andy Pitchford, said: “Brad is a fantastic leader. He knows the game inside out and inspires players with his knowledge, commitment and courage. He will be an excellent coach for us and fits the All Golds mould – he is rugby league through and through but he understands education and what a university can bring to this great sport.”

Hepi’s first challenge will be to build on the successful student side that already appears in the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) leagues.

State of Mind wish the All Golds all the very best in the new season and if you want State of Mind to deliver a session just get in touch

An open trial, where prospective players will be assessed by Hepi and his coaches, will take place tomorrow on Sunday December 9th at Gloucester Academy, Cotteswold Road, Gloucester, GL4 6RN from noon. For further information on the trial please contact Dr Andy Pitchford, at

CALM Host 3rd Reducing Suicide Summit Liverpool

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European Bowl Fixtures

The 2013 Rugby League European Bowl will feature the Czech Republic, Norway and Ukraine with the biggest ever prize attached for the victors. State of Mind would like to wish all competing nations all the very best of luck for the tournament as the winning nation will be promoted to the 2014-15 European Shield. Read more »

Ian Sibbit Retires

Ian Sibbit who will be appearing in the soon to be released new State of Mind film has retired from rugby league. Read more »

Connecting with People

Open Minds Alliance CIC is a not-for-profit organisation formed to develop and deliver training packages for a range of sectors, including healthcare, social care, statutory bodies and communities. These include ‘Connecting with People’ a bite-size suicide awareness and prevention package. Read more »

Jordan James Takes One Out!

Salford City Reds player Jordan James appeared on last week’s edition of ‘Take Me Out’ on Saturday night with Paddy McGuinness and he achieved a programme record with all the girls on the show leaving their lights on and wanting a date with the Wales Rugby League international Read more »

Sheffield Eagles State of mind session

State of Mind arrived at the Don Valley Stadium on the 17th August which was the same evening Jessica Enniss was having a homecoming in Sheffield. Read more »


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