Successful charity golf day raises £4,000 for RL Cares

Successful charity golf day raises £4,000 for RL Cares

The inaugural Rugby League Cares annual charity golf day was a huge success, raising over £4,000 for the charity thanks to the support of our partners Ward Hadaway and St. James’s Place.

The event was held at Fixby Hall at Huddersfield Golf Club and featured some of Rugby League’s greatest ever players, including Hall of Fame inductee Malcolm Reilly OBE and his fellow Lions Peter Small, Brian Lockwood and Paul Dixon.

Two-time Super League Man of Steel Paul Sculthorpe partnered Sky Sports commentator Eddie Hemmings while other teams featured New Zealand international half-back Robbie Hunter-Paul, former Leeds Rhinos full-back Richard Mathers and ex-Leeds and Hull FC prop Ewan Dowes.

Basked in glorious sunshine, Fixby Hall provided a challenging test for all the golfers, including the winning team from Rugby AM captained by presenter Alex Simmons, who each won luxury golf bags kindly donated by Ping.

England Rugby League and St. James’s Place sponsored the golf balls while the organisation of a special event was led by RL Cares Business Club partners Ward Hadaway, one of the UK’s leading law firms.

Chris Rostron, the Head of Rugby League Cares, said: “The golf day was a fantastic success that was the result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people, and we are particularly appreciative of the efforts of Jodi Seddon and Martin Karran from Ward Hadaway.

“We would also like to thank Huddersfield Golf Club’s professional Alex Keighley for all her help which ensured everyone who took part came away with a very enjoyable experience of a cracking course.

“We will definitely be looking to hold another charity golf day next year based on the strong foundations laid down in 2018 and will be inviting teams to take part over the coming months.”