Kirsty O’Connor jumps in memory of her father
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Kirsty O’Connor jumps in memory of her father

On the 27th July 2013, I am going to be doing a sponsored tandem skydive jump in Durham in memory of my dad David O’Connor but it is to raise money for the Rugby Football League Benevolent Fund (Try Assist). My Dad played amateur rugby for East End Park Working Men’s Rugby Team, Yew Tree, […]

Craig Forsyth – Clipper Race Feature
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Craig Forsyth – Clipper Race Feature

Former Doncaster Rovers and York City Knights player, Craig Forsyth, is preparing to embark on an epic challenge to raise funds awareness, for the Try Assist Benevolent Fund. Forsyth has signed up to take part in two gruelling legs of the 2013/14 Clipper Yacht Race that will see him battle against the elements and some […]

Matt King Christmas Cards
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Matt King Christmas Cards

Matt King Christmas cards are available now from our online store as a single item or in packs of 12. My name is Matthew King and I broke my neck playing Rugby league in 2004 at the age of 17, and have been left completely paralysed from the neck down. Since my accident, the RFL […]

Jimmy and Pete join Prescott’s Race to the Grand Final!
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Jimmy and Pete join Prescott’s Race to the Grand Final!

Steve Prescott’s relentless pursuit in raising funds and awareness for his charities continues when he embarks on his toughest challenge yet, The Race to the Grand Final. Prescott, who is no stranger to battling adversity, since being diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer, will be joined by two individuals who have had to […]

R.I.P Jack Brennan
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R.I.P Jack Brennan

Unfortunately on Friday Jack Brennan passed away. The young Harlequins Rugby League academy player was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in September 2011.   The rugby league community came together to raise some money for Jack and his family by doing a sponsored walk from the 1 of October 2011 from the Twickenham […]

Dave O’Connor
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Dave O’Connor

Sadly, former BARLA international Dave O’Connor passed away at St James’s hospital on Tuesday July 17th.  Dave had been suffering from pneumonia and had developed a bowel infection.  He died peacefully. Dave had previously been named BARLA amateur rugby league player of the year for three years.  He was a model player having never been […]

Dave O’Connors funeral
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Dave O’Connors funeral

Dave O’Connor’s funeral will be on Friday 27th July at 9.15am at Corpus Christie Church, Neville Road, Leeds,  followed by a cremation at Lawnswood Cemetary Leeds.  East End Park WMC will be holding the wake from 10.30am onwards.  Bright coloured clothes are preferred at the funeral.

Matt King Olympic Torch Relay
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Matt King Olympic Torch Relay

Matt King carries the Olympic Torch in his home county of Bedfordshire.He was supported by over 50 friends and family, local community, including some of his former team mates at London Broncos. Matt carried the Olympic Torch through the high street in Dunstable. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer Matt on as the […]

Matt King has been awarded the OBE
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Matt King has been awarded the OBE

Matt King has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s birthday list in recognition of his inspirational character and his work associated with charities. Statement issued by Matt through the RLF Benevolent Fund. It is such a great honour for me to receive this O.B.E, and I am deeply humbled to have even been considered. […]

STEVE PRESCOTT FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE FRL BENEVOLENT FUND
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STEVE PRESCOTT FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE FRL BENEVOLENT FUND

Inspirational Steve Prescott continues his support of the RFL Benevolent Fund through his charitable foundation.  One of the fund’s biggest contributors, the Steve Prescott Foundation has given the RFL Benevolent Fund a further donation of £25,000.  The RFL Benevolent Fund has received over £160,000 during the past three years from the Steve Prescott Foundation. Danny […]