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 […]

RFL Benevolent Fund Assists Championship Clubs
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RFL Benevolent Fund Assists Championship Clubs

David Singer, pictured with Halifax coach Karl Harrison and Featherstone Rovers coach Daryl Powell, suffered a serious brain injury and was in a coma for several weeks following an incident after the 2010 Championship Grand Final. Halifax fan David, had just celebrated his sides victory over Featherstone Rovers.The former paramedic is currently in a nursing […]

Matt King to carry Olympic Flame
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Matt King to carry Olympic Flame

Former Rugby League player Matt King has been named as one of the 8,000 London 2012 Olympic Torchbearers and will carry the Olympic Torch on its relay through Dunstable in Bedfordshire on July 9. King was seriously injured two weeks after his 17th birthday playing for London Broncos Academy team in 2004. He has a […]

Uncle runs London Marathon for James
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Uncle runs London Marathon for James

Ray Love has decided to run the London Marathon on Sunday April 22nd 2012 in recognition of the work done by the RFL Benevolent Fund. His nephew James Brook, is currently undergoing Proton therapy in the United States of America.  James plays for Oulton Raiders under 16’s and is a member of Leeds Rhinos Scholarship […]