Peacock comes home to Rhinos
Leeds' Jamie Peacock thanks the fans at the end of the game.
Leeds Rhinos are delighted to announce that legendary former player Jamie Peacock MBE will be returning to the club to work with Commercial Director Rob Oates within the commercial sales department.
During his career Peacock won a record nine Grand Finals, four Challenge Cups and four world titles in a glittering 19 year career with Bradford and Leeds.
In 2012 he was made a MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to Rugby League. After six seasons at Odsal, Jamie decided to sign with his home town club having led the Bulls to victory in his final game against the Rhinos at Old Trafford.
At the Rhinos, he took his career to a new level, with ten glorious seasons ending with the historic treble being secured in his final game at the club at Old Trafford in 2015. His remarkable level of consistency saw him named in the Super League Dream Team on eleven separate occasions including his final season. In total, Jamie made 288 appearances for the Rhinos.
Since retiring from playing, Peacock has built up an impressive career away from the game as a motivational speaker establishing a business network across the country. Following the £45 million re-development of Emerald Headingley Stadium, Peacock, who is still one of the game’s most recognisable personalities, will work alongside the commercial team at the stadium to attract new partners to the club as well as creating an elite group of partners to use the incredible new facilities.
Commenting on the new partnership Commercial Director Rob Oates said, “We are delighted to have Jamie back on board at the Rhinos. As a player, he was an iconic member of a special team and since his retirement he has shown the same determination and professionalism in the business world. He will be a key addition to our off field team and it is fantastic to have him back involved at the club.”
Peacock, who will continue to run his highly successful No White Flag business whilst working with the Rhinos, added, “You only need to look around Emerald Headingley Stadium to see how exciting the future is for the club. The Board of Directors have invested heavily in creating a world class venue and the challenge now is to support that vision by creating an environment in which the off field business can match that ambition.”