COME Saturday, Huddersfield Giants star Leroy Cudjoe will be up against the mighty St Helens.
But first the England and SuperLeague star had another challenge to complete – sitting still for long enough to be an artists’ model.
Cudjoe swapped the training ground for a stint in Huddersfield’s Packhorse Centre, to help out a new mental health group.
The event was brought together by Sian Smith and her team that currently work in the newly-opened Packhorse Gallery.
They work for Support to Recovery, a mental health charity promoting positive images of mental health.
The team organises day time activities such as anger management, coping with anxiety, sports and relaxation, and the latter included the life-drawing class featuring Cudjoe.
Robbie Hunter-Paul, Business Development Manager for the Giants, joined the artists and donated his sketches of Leroy to the charity.
Robbie, inset, said: “When the Giants were asked to come along and support the charity event, I thought fantastic at first because I have a massive passion for art and have attended a number of life drawing classes over my years.
“After a little while though I had my reservations because I also know that a life drawing model needs to sit perfectly still for a lengthy amount of time and if you know what I know about rugby players then you’ll understand trying to get them to stay in one place for longer than two minutes is an art form in its own right.
“I have to say though, Leroy did the club proud and delivered a consistent performance in his artistic debut”.