Huddersfield Giants Women take on Leeds Rhinos at Laund Hill on Sunday and the game has been dedicated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of Rob Burrow.

The Women’s Super League clash kicks off at 2pm on Fathers’ Day – and Huddersfield Giants Supporters’ Association (HGSA) wants to encourage fans to bring their dads and support a great cause.

Former Leeds Rhinos legend Rob died this month four and a half years after being diagnosed with MND. He spent his final years raising awareness and funds for a disease that currently has no cure.

At the game, there will be plenty of MNDA branded merchandise available and information about what the MND Association is doing to combat this terrible disease.

There will be MNDA shirts and goodies for purchase with all profits going towards the charity. As well as a bucket collection, there will be a raffle for a signed Giants and a signed Rhinos shirt, all proceeds to be donated to MNDA.

The HGSA have also agreed to donate the Golden Gamble half-time draw proceeds to MNDA.



HGSA chairman Martin Eastwood said: “With no home game for the men’s first team for the next few weeks, we are appealing to everyone who would like their Sunday rugby fix to come up to Laund Hill.

“It’s a chance to support the club and cheer on the girls against their local rivals but also to support women’s rugby league and, of course, to support MNDA and honour the memory of Rob Burrow.

“With it being Fathers’ Day too, why not bring dad up? The bar and café will be open so treat dad to a bacon butty courtesy of Deborah at Kitson Table and a pint from the bar.

“We hope to see as many people there as possible. What else would you be doing with dad!”

Giants mascot Big G will lead the teams out and be available throughout the day to meet and greet fans.

Admission prices are £6 adults and £2 under-16s with under-5s free. Both cash and card payments are accepted around the complex.

Parking is free, though will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Dogs are not allowed at Laund Hill with the exception of guide dogs.