The past three weekends have seen England take on New Zealand in an Autumn international series which ended with England winning the series 2 games to 1.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the rehabilitation of injured Servicemen and women, The Soldiers League Charity has had the great honour of hosting over 17 wounded or injured serving and ex-serving military personnel and their carers to this series of matches. The Soldiers League charity is dedicated to facilitating that injured military personnel can have access to the sport they played and loved prior to their injury and or illness, either through Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL), coaching or just getting back onto the terraces as a supporter. Over the past three weekends, we have had unwavering support from our Patrons, Andy Gregory and his wife Nicola, who have supported the charity since its inception and Lee Crooks who recently joined us and is adding huge value. In addition to our Patrons, Karen Roberts of the RFL has also been a huge supporter of us and we thank Karen and her team for looking after us so graciously at each of the games.
The Soldiers League Charity would also like to thank Phil Clarke, Brian Carney, Joe Lydon, Ben Crooks, James Graham and all of the other Rugby League celebrities who took the time to pose for photos and chat to our soldiers, it means a great deal. We would also like to thank Hull FC, Anfield, Elland Rd and their staff for making everyone feel most welcome, your hospitality, patience and support was beyond reproach.
We are now taking applications as part of our ongoing commitment to the rehabilitation of injured Servicemen and women for future events that we are planning, please could we ask that only serving personnel & veterans that are either wounded, injured or suffering with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) apply, these are limited places all applicants will be thoroughly screened.
To find out more please get in touch with Soldiers League charity’s Director Paul via the email address supplied below:
Photos by courtesy of our guests from the international test series are in the link provided below:
Video courtesy of England Rugby League Facebook Page