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Former WRL internationals to star in charity match

20th January 2015, 20:30

Former WRL internationals to star in charity match

A host of former Wales Rugby League internationals will be taking part in a charity match in Gloucester on Saturday 31st January.

A host of former Wales Rugby League internationals will be taking part in a charity match in Gloucester on Saturday 31st January.

 

Former dual-code internationals Kevin Ellis, Allan Bateman and John Devereux and former Swinton and Wales international Chris Morley look set to play while stalwarts of all the armed services rugby league will be joining them at Gloucester Old Boys RFC in aid of cancer and multiple sclerosis charities.

 

The match kicks off at 12noon and is being organised by Welsh international captain Jordan James and his dad Jamie on behalf of Jamie’s wife Beverley, who is terminally ill with lung cancer, and also Gareth ‘Knocker’ White.

 

Beverley has been involved with rugby of both codes at many local clubs including the Old Boys, Matson, Painswick and Cheltenham North as well as rugby league’s Gloucestershire Warriors and the University of Gloucestershire All Golds where, along with Donna Jones, she was a driving force behind the All Golds rugby league Academy.

 

Gareth White, meanwhile, is a legend in Armed Forces rugby league and has done much to give assistance to sufferers of MS and their families through his website www.Anythingforalife.com despite battling the disease himself.

 

Representing him, Jordan will be captain-coaching a star-studded invitation side, The Warrior Poets. They will be up against Bev’s Baa Baas, captained by the All Golds’ inaugural skipper Mike Stewart and coached by former Gloucestershire Warriors player Ken Stone and former Oxford RL assistant coach Martin Roddy MBE.

 

This XIII will feature the best rugby league talent in Gloucestershire with the All Golds, Gloucestershire Warriors and the All Golds Academy all providing players.

 

Organiser Jamie James said: “The match will celebrate the achievements of two courageous individuals who have given their all for a sport they love, both on and off the field.

 

“A huge thank you in advance for the wonderful offers of support we have already received.”

 

There will be a full hot and cold buffet with tea, coffee and soft drinks available and there will also be several auctions on the day and via Facebook and Ebay to raise as much money as possible for Beverley and Gareth’s respective charities, Macmillan, Maggies, Cheltenham and Anythingforalife.

 

More information can be found on the Facebook page and any individuals, companies or clubs who want to get involved or make a donation to raffle or auction should contact Jamie James on Facebook or emailjamiejames2307@live.co.uk