Build your mental strength at Offload

Build your mental strength at Offload

5th January 2018

Widnes Vikings are proud to deliver Offload, a fantastic programme that uses the power of Rugby League to give men new tools and inspiration to build their mental resilience.  

Taking place at the Halton Stadium every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm until 8.00pm, this programme is free and open to all men aged between 16-65. Sessions have been described as "truly life changing" and "a brilliant experience" by participants.

Offload is led by former Rugby League players and other members of the Rugby League community, including coaches and referees. They share their experiences of managing the stresses of difficult moments in their lives, and provide vital advice on how to stay mentally resilient. 

The sessions are fun, relaxed and interactive - and give participants unique experiences, such as the opportunity to train in the Vikings Performance Centre.

Participants do not need any interest in or knowledge of rugby league to benefit, as the course is made relevant to everyone. Whilst Offload runs as a ten-week programme, people are welcome to drop into any sessions and join the programme at any stage.

For more information call 0151 495 2250 (option 4) or email

Offload is delivered in partnership with the independent charity Rugby League Cares. 



Day: Every Tuesday

Where: Halton Stadium

When: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Price: Free


The Offload Fixture List:

Tuesday 9th January

Session 1 - Welcome to the Squad - 6.30-8.00pm - Phil Veivers

Tuesday 16th January

Session 2 - Maintaining Mental Fitness- 6.30-8.00pm - Ian Smith

Tuesday 23rd January

Session 3 - Coping and Managing - 6.30-8.00pm - Danny Sculthorpe

Tuesday 30th January

Session 4 - Stress Management - 6.30-8.00pm - Paul Highton

Tuesday 6th February

Session 5 - Resilience - 6.30-8.00pm - Jimmy Gittins

Tuesday 13th February

Session 6 - Mindfulness - 6.30-8.00pm - Russell Treasure

Tuesday 20th February

Session 7 - Life Balance - 6.30-8.00pm - Lee Mitchell

Tuesday 27th February

Session 8 - Anger Management - 6.30-8.00pm - Danny Sculthorpe

Tuesday 6th March

Session 9 - Emotional Intelligence - 6.30-8.00pm - Phil Veivers

Tuesday 13th March

Session 10 - Review & Rewards

Build your mental strength at Offload