24 hours of Touch Rugby League

Over 800 people took part in the RFL organised 24 hour Touch Rugby League World Record attempt which was played from 8am on June 29 to 8am June 30 at Salford City College to raise money for the Christie Charity.

There was a number of special guests taking part including club mascots, former professional players, England players, journalists, and RFL staff and the organisers are awaiting official verification from Guinness to confirm the new World Record.

The Steve Prescott Foundation entered an all-star team which included former professional players such as Paul Sculthorpe to take on challengers in the evening.

Steve Prescott MBE said: “It was fantastic to take part in such a well organised event. The Christie is close to my heart and it is great to see the Rugby League Community get together to tackle Cancer.

“I hope next year we can double the amount of participants!”

Teams and players arrived throughout the day to take part including 150 pupils from Wade Deacon High School and the event finished with a Game of Hope featuring current cancer patients, previous and family members of patients with Christie hospital staff.

A team of journalists which consisted of players from national media outlets such as the Guardian, People, Radio Manchester took on the England Women team.

Andy Wilson from the Guardian said: “We were bowled over by the scale of the event, the quality of the organisation and the feelgood factor on the night. We were also grateful to some sympathetic refereeing for flattering our efforts against the England women, who were very impressive.”

Check out SLTV footage of the RFL ‘Guinness World Record’ attempt for 24 hours of continuous touch rugby league!

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