A cross code game of rugby between Kirkburton Cougars and Pontefract RUFC will take place on Friday August 27 in memory of former player Kyle Morley. It will raise money for Huddersfield-based men’s mental health charity Platform 1.
Kirkburton Cougars are a Huddersfield-based rugby league team and Pontefract RUFC represent union in the cross-code game. The fixture will take place at Lepton Highlanders Sports and Social Club.
This cross-codes game of rugby will see the first half of the game played to the rules of rugby league, with the second half played under the rules of rugby union.
The game will be played in memory of Kyle Morley who died in February last year and represented both clubs at both codes.
Entrance is £2 into the game and it will be followed with further entertainment, a live band, BBQ, raffles and other fun activities.
There will be guest speakers from Platform 1 based at Huddersfield Railway Station. Kirkburton Cougars are already partnered with the charity and this is where all the proceeds from the night will be donated.
Cougars’ chairman Ryan Johnson said: “I have known about Platform 1 for a couple of years now and I am amazed at the work they do amongst the local community, so when choosing a charity to partner with it was a very easy choice for us.
“As a club we bang the drum about mental health with the lads all the time. We try to ensure there is always someone to speak to and we feel that events like this are very important to raise awareness regarding men’s mental health especially under the current circumstances.
“Kyle Morley was a dear friend to a lot of people involved at the club and also to all those involved at Pontefract RUFC, so it is an honour to tribute this game to his life.”
Both clubs and Kyle’s family would like to thank all those who have donated prizes, money and time to such a great cause.