The ticket office staff have been learning some new skills
The staff in the Leeds Rugby ticket office have undertaken an introductory course in sign language to help them assist customers who have hearing difficulties.
All the staff undertook the course when they learnt simple phrases that are often needed when dealing with customers in the ticket office.
Commenting on the training, Ticket Sales Manager Sian Jones said, "We were very grateful to Julie Cropper for coming in and teaching us the sign language. For Rhinos games we already offer headsets for supporters who have difficulty with their vision so they can listen to live match commentary and when we built the Carnegie Stand we more than tripled our allocation for disabled supporters. We are always looking at areas where we might be able to improve our service to all sections of our supporter base and have constant dialogue with our disabled supporters to try and resolve any issues that may arise.
"The ticket sales staff really enjoyed the experience and were great in learning all the new phrases. Hopefully we will be able to put what we have learnt into practise and it will help us communicate even better with our fans," added Jones.
Some of the phrases that the ticket office learnt were:
Would you like a seat or standing ticket?
How many tickets would you like?
Please and thank you
Phrases for numbers and money
There is now less than a week to go until the Leeds Rhinos Dance Camp at Ralph Thoresby School, so if your child is a dance enthusiast and looking for something fun to do in the school holidays book their place now.
Leeds Rhinos, Jet2holidays and Red Hot World Buffet held a successful rugby camp at Hunslet Warriors last week when over 80 kids met Rhinos stars Ryan Hall, Zak Hardaker, Carl Ablett, Liam Sutcliffe and Ben Jones Bishop. Visit www.leedsrugbyfoundation.org for all the details'