posted on 25 May 2012

Wakefield Wildcats players have thrown their weight behind the ‘Play for Life’ event as the deadline to enter draws closer.

Danny Kirmond and Steve Southern are encouraging fans to sign up for 'Play for Life' on June 10th.

The touch rugby event takes place on the Rapid Solicitors Stadium pitch in the build up to the clash with Hull FC on Sunday 10th June and fans are encouraged to register and be part of the day.

Supporters will play in a touch rugby competition, receive a ‘Play for Life’ t-shirt and watch the first team take on the Airlie Birds for just £10.

Touch rugby is a great way to stay fit, burn calories in the glorious English summer, enjoy a social occasion and keep competitive.

You can enter a team of friends, work colleagues, family or even on your own and we will place you in a squad for the exciting occasion.

Captain Steve Southern and vice-captain Danny Kirmond took time out after their final training run ahead of tomorrow’s derby to encourage fans to sign up and be a part of the first ever ‘Play for Life’ event that will raise funds for the Community Trust and Cancer Research UK in conjunction with Race for Life that is taking place this Sunday in Wakefield.

“It should be a great day for the fans, getting to play on the pitch and then watch the game for just a tenner all whilst raising money for great causes,” said Southern.

“Touch rugby is all about enjoying the game without any of the big hits that might put some people off, so even if someone’s not played before then there’s no better time to give it a go.”

Teams of five will take part on the hallowed turf and as long as you’re over 16 you can enter no matter what your ability or previous experience.

Teams can be mixed with men and women and it’s a great way to enjoy a full day of rugby with family, friends or workmates.

The deadline to enter is just a week away (Friday 1st June) with a number of teams already signed up including the Wildcat Dolls, who will be supporting this week’s Play for Life.

If you want to be involved then get in touch with our Wildcats Community Trust team on 01924 211611 or email

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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