Super League Clubs combine for Matt

London Broncos wish to thank all clubs from the Tetley's Super League for their commitment to the Matt King Appeal. All twelve Super League clubs have pledged their support .

Matt is a London Broncos Junior Academy player who suffered a tragic spinal injury during the first game of the season against Halifax. The injury has left Matt paralysed from the neck down.

Spokesman for the RFL, John Huxley commented: "We are delighted that all of our Super League clubs have put their collective weight behind this appeal."

This gesture speaks volumes for the generosity within our game and rugby league should be collectively proud of its effort."

Thanks to all rugby league supporters who have already given so generously, and to those who will contribute this weekend at various Super League venues."

This Sunday when Leeds Rhinos travel to the capital London Broncos Academy players will conduct another major bucket collection for their injured teammate, and it is hoped that this will bring in at least another ?2500.

Huddersfield Giants recently hosted a joint fund raising dinner in conjunction with the 1895 club at the George Hotel, and these funds have been added to the ?20,000 that was collected at the Powergen Challenge Cup Final in Cardiff, and to the monies raised more recently at the Broncos road game against Hull FC at Leicester.

London Broncos CEO Nic Cartwright commented: "The way all clubs have come together is tremendous. On behalf of Matt and his family, we send our sincere appreciation."

As well as getting behind this Sunday's collection in London, Leeds Rhinos will be doing a collection of their own for Matt, most likely to be at their final game of the season at Headingley on Friday 17th September.

Bradford will be collecting for Matt at their home game against London on 25th July, and the Bulls will also donate items of playing kit for auction.

Castleford Tigers will be collecting this Sunday at The Jungle when they play Huddersfield, and the Tigers will also donate part proceeds from their sports dinner later in the year.

St Helens are still planning a bucket collection at one of their remaining games at Knowsley Road, whilst Warrington and Widnes have already collected.

Likewise, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have already collected for Matt, and are also planning a joint initiative for injured player Graham Law, scheduled for later in the season.

As well as a match day collection, Warrington has donated items of merchandise.

Salford City Reds have agreed to collect for Matt at their home game against Hull FC on Sunday 25th July.

And perhaps one of the biggest Tetley's Super League collections for Matt King will take place at the JJB Stadium on Friday night for the blockbuster between Wigan and Bradford.

Many other rugby league and union clubs, sports associations, businesses, families and individuals, have already given so generously for Matt over the past few months.

If you would like to make a donation or have a good fund raising idea for the Matt King Appeal, please contact Phil Jones on 0208 2321 564 or [email protected]

London Broncos play Leeds Rhinos at 3pm at Griffin Park this Sunday.

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