Cyclists Complete Coast to Coast Challenge
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Cyclists Complete Coast to Coast Challenge

Led by ex Wakefield second row, Gary Price, a small group of enthusiastic cyclists have successfully completed the challenge of cycling between Blackpool and Scarborough in daylight hours. The entire crossing took a little over twelve hours, commencing at Blackpool Tower at 5:30 in the morning ,skirting the base of the North Yorkshire Moors and […]

2009 RFL Benevolent Fund Hosts Top Awards.
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2009 RFL Benevolent Fund Hosts Top Awards.

The RFL Benevolent Fund hosted the prestigious RFL Roll of Honor awards at the Galpharm Stadium. The awards are to honour lifelong services to the game of rugby league. MC David Howes, comedian Lee Roberts provided the entertainment shared by 200 guests, mainly supported by ex-players associations. Chief Executive Nigel Wood gave the awards to […]

40 walkers raise  funds on Headingley to Belle View walk
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40 walkers raise funds on Headingley to Belle View walk

Despite a late change of date 40 walkers completed the 16 mile walk between Belle View before the Sky TV game between Leeds and Wakefield. In high spirits all the walkers completed their task and were joined by members of Leon Walkers close family. A special presentation was made by Wakefield legend Neil Fox and […]

Try Assist! – The new name of the RFL Benevolent Fund
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Try Assist! – The new name of the RFL Benevolent Fund

A 12-year-old Hull schoolboy has scooped a prize from his favourite player in a competition to find a marketing slogan for the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, which provides assistance for players suffering serious injury or illness. Schoolboy Ben Winterburn submitted the stripline “Try Assist” to win four best seats for the 2009 engage Grand Final […]

RFL Benevolent Fund Assists
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RFL Benevolent Fund Assists

John Burke, the former Wigan and Workington rugby league player, who was seriously injured in 1978, has had his kitchen adapted. John lives in his 1970s bungalow in Leigh and has with the aid of the RFL Benevolent Fund completely adapted his kitchen to allow him to have greater access and usage of his facilities. […]

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Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan has embarked upon his new UKCC leve 1 certifiate in Rugby League Coaching. With support from the RFL and the English Federation for Disability Sport the course was broken down over four days. Luke was provided with audio tapes and electronic resources so he could complete the written elements on his computer. Craig […]

Jimmy Gittens and Pete Stephenson Join The Carnegie Cup Challenge
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Jimmy Gittens and Pete Stephenson Join The Carnegie Cup Challenge

Jimmy Gittens and Pete Stephenson have joined the star studded team in trying to complete the Carnegie Cup Challenge. The team will embark on a seven hundred mile trek across France by bike, before navigating the Thames in a Dragon Boat and running a half marathon to deliver the match ball to Wembley in time […]

BBC 5 Live star to raise money for RFL Benevolent Fund
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BBC 5 Live star to raise money for RFL Benevolent Fund

BBC Radio 5 Live’s George Riley has signed up to take part in this year’s Great North Run to raise money for the RFL Benevolent Fund. Rugby League nut Riley, who presents the sport bulletins on the weekend breakfast show as well as other shows, will be part of a large 5Live team who will […]

Great News For Carl Dacres
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Great News For Carl Dacres

Seriously injured East Leeds rugby league player Carl Dacres has been given the date of July 17th when he hopefully will be discharged from Pinderfileds Spinal Injury Unit in Wakefield. Carl is due to be married in Jersey to his fiancee Leanne August 1st 2009. He is now able to walk albeit slowly with two […]

Georgie Fame Concert Raises £3,000!
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Georgie Fame Concert Raises £3,000!

The concert featuring 60’s pop and jazz legend Georgie Fame raised £3,000 for the Rugby League Benevolent Fund. The concert attended by 300 fans was held in Georgie’s old stomping ground of Leigh Miners Welfare Club. ‘It has been a great night for a great cause’ said co-organisor Alf Davis former CEO of Leeds Rugby […]