2011 RFL President’s Ball
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2011 RFL President’s Ball

The Ball will be at the Queens Hotel (Leeds) on the 8th January.  If you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact Steve Ball on 0844 477 7113 Each ticket costs £60 per person.

Bulldog runs the 2011 London Marathon
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Bulldog runs the 2011 London Marathon

Craig Lingard a former Bulldog is running the 2011 London Marathon to raise monies for the RFL Benevolent fund.  Craig says “I started playing rugby at around 9 years old at Sharlston because that’s what everyone at Sharlston did. I eventually went on to play for Batley Bulldogs where I was awarded a testimonial for 10 years […]

John Power stands with his wife
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John Power stands with his wife

John Power married Julie Marie Butterworth on the 3rd October at Shrigley Hall in Macclesfield, Cheshire. John 33 and Julie 28 have been together for 10 years and have been living in Grotton, Saddleworth for the last two and half years.  Fifteen years ago, John suffered a tragic spinal cord injury whilst playing for Oldham […]

League at War II
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League at War II

Netflights League At War II 27th November   Evening’s Entertainment • Bouts to Include Paul Sculthorpe v Brian McDermott Esene Faimalo v Ian Pickavance Bernard Dwyer v Timmy Street Paul March v David March Mick Cassidy v Richard Fletcher • All Bouts to be refereed by Former World Middleweight Champion Steve Collins. • Herol Bomber […]

Tony Collinson runs Nottingham Marathon
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Tony Collinson runs Nottingham Marathon

Tony Collinson runs nottingham marathon in 3hrs 32mins. Despite Tony finishing the Marathon in a commendable time Tony said “I am very dissapointed with the time. I started to struggle at the 15 mile mark. then i could never get back into my running but got round so pleased about that.” Tony raised £185 and […]

Christmas Cards
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Christmas Cards

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 Benevolent Fund has provided a tremendous amount of financial support which has enabled me to return to university and study […]

Garry Purdham Memorial Trust
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Garry Purdham Memorial Trust

The RFL Benevolent Fund have helped to form the Garry Purdham Memorial Trust. Garry played professional rugby for Whitehaven and Workington Town for over 12 years before returning to Egremont Rangers. He was a stalwart of the game and lost his life tragically; a victim of the Cumbrian Shootings. He left behind a loving wife, […]

Tony Collinson aiming to run Nottingham Marathon for fund
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Tony Collinson aiming to run Nottingham Marathon for fund

Earlier this year Tony Colliinson ran the Belfast Marathon and raised £317 for the Benevolent Fund in a time of 3hr 12min 59 secs. Now he is getting fit to run the Nottingham Marathon on the 12th September. Tony says “I started running marathons and half marathons in 2002 following a life threatening injury I […]