Keith Senior has returned to Leeds as a community development officer for the Leeds Rugby Foundation.
Senior, 36, made 365 appearances for the Rhinos over a 13 year period, winning the Super League title four times.
His playing career came to an end in 2011, when a proposed move to Crusaders collapsed when the Welsh franchise withdrew from Super League.
The former Sheffield and Great Britain centre will now help to deliver the newly created three-year Rugby League Development Plan with a focus on Further Education, with Leeds Rugby’s official charity.
He said: After a highly successful career in Rugby League, I’m now looking forward to passing on my knowledge and experience to youngsters who are keen to play Rugby League and help develop their skills.
“I’m also eager to help with the many projects that the Foundation deliver around Leeds helping disadvantaged young people and families. This is an area that I’m unfamiliar with, but with the Foundation team behind me I hope I can make difference to people’s lives.”
The Leeds Rugby Foundation delivers projects in the community to primary and secondary schools, amateur clubs and holiday rugby camps under three themes – sport, health and education.
Lucy Young, Chief Executive of Leeds Rugby Foundation said, “We are thrilled that a high profile Rugby League star has joined us at the charity to help deliver our projects. Keith is an inspiration to so many people and his involvement will allow us to engage with even more individuals in the community and will inspire youngsters who are struggling with their lives or who just want to develop their rugby skills further.”