Hull KR star Lee Jewitt eyes career working in the mental side of sport

Hull KR star Lee Jewitt eyes career working in the mental side of sport

LEE JEWITT is more than just a physical presence – he is all about the mind.

So much so, the Hull KR ace is already eyeing a job working with players to make sure they are mentally right after he hangs up his boots.

Think of a rugby league prop and you could be forgiven for thinking they would not be the sharpest knives in the drawer.

But Jewitt has been putting in the hours studying how players in all sports and people in business think with the aim of working in that field once he retires.

The 32-year-old said: “I’ve got quite a lot going on at the minute, even on my days off.

“In rugby league but also in sport in general, too many players are relying on a good 10-year career and that’s it.

“I don’t want to be in that position and in sport, the mental side of things is massive and something I’m really passionate about.

“That’s what I want to do, whether it be in rugby, football, athletics or something else. I’ve been using my own experiences but also exploring what’s going on at the moment elsewhere with mental health issues.

“On my day off this week, I was at a business in Nottingham. I just love learning and being a player welfare manager in rugby league would be brilliant.

“I feel I could really make a difference.”

Jewitt may be handy in a physical and mental battle but today’s clash may see a lot of verbal jousting.

For the first time ever, brothers Sam and Joel Tomkins come up against each other – and neither will hold back.

But Rovers skipper Shaun Lunt may return after an abscess on his spine saw him end up in hospital fearing for his life.

Boss Tim Sheens said: “He’s doing everything in the gym and in medical ways – strength-wise, wrestle-wise and things testing his back.

“If it’s not Catalans it should be the week after but we hope that it’s against Catalans.”

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