Waterhead trio to return for charity sevens competition

RUGBY League legends Kevin Sinfield, Paul Sculthorpe and Barrie McDermott are returning to play at the club where their careers began.

The three will appear in a sevens competition at Waterhead Warriors on Sunday, September 17 (2pm).

The charity event, that is hoped to feature 16 teams, will raise money for the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) so young players at Waterhead can have heart screenings.

Danny died after suffering a cardiac arrest playing for Keighley Cougars in May 2015 and his widow Lizzie has raised enough money to provide defibrillators for all 40 amateur clubs in the National Conference League.

It will be a fun mixed event and each team must include one woman and one U16 player.

The sevens competition, that will also see a number of celebrities attending, follows on from the success of the charity match at Peach Road last September.

That featured Barrie McDermott’s Waterhead team of the 1980s and Kevin Sinfield’s side of the 1990s. It was Sinfield’s first appearance at his former club for 20 years.

It featured a galaxy of former professional players and attracted a crowd of between 1,000 and 1,500, raising £5,000 for the Steve Prescott Foundation.

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