Adam Hills donates to Foundation

Posted: Monday 21st September 2020 - 1:01 PM


The Castleford Tigers Foundation is delighted to announce they have received a very generous donation from Australian comedian Adam Hills as part of his continued work towards making rugby league as accessible as possible.

The donation stems from the proceeds of 2019's "Take His Legs" film, which documents the development of Physical Disability Rugby League in the UK. Adam has had an essential role in growing the game, helping to establish the UK’s first PDRL team at Warrington Wolves; he even boasts a winning try at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle after scoring at the Castleford's PDRL festival last summer!

The Tigers PDRL team have running since 2018 and have developed to compete in numerous events around the UK including playing at Old Trafford ahead of the 2019 Super League Grand Final and “Grand Day Out” at Blackpool, under the tutelage of Foundation development officers and former Tigers including Andy Lynch. Last year, they came agonisingly close to reaching the PDRL Grand Final, falling 4-0 to Warrington in the semi-finals.

Since the suspension of all Foundation programmes in March, the Tigers PDRL team have been waiting for training to resume but Community Director Simon Fox was thankful for this show of support and how it will ensure many others can play the great game of rugby league:

“I’d just like to say a massive thank you to Adam for this wonderful gesture; it is both humbling and heart-warming. The Take His Legs documentary has done much to highlight the key functions that PDRL provides in communities and this donation will mean so much to our PDRL team who are all chomping at the bit to get back in the mix when the time is right. With everything going on, many of them have been hit hard in the last few months, this support will be very gratefully received by them and will certainly have them smiling when they are able to return to training.”

 

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