Goldthorp donates Player of the Match prize to Yorkshire Cancer Research

After scoring two tries to help her team win the Women’s Super League Grand Final, Leeds Rhinos Women’s player Fran Goldthorp was named Player of the Match.

Following the game the 16-year-old winger donated her winner’s cheque of £500 to local charity Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Goldthorp said: “It was such an honour to be named Player of the Match and to win £500 to give to charity. Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity my Grandma volunteers with and is also a close to my family’s heart so it was my first choice when I won.

“I know the great work they do to support people living with cancer and to fund research and I hope this money in some way will help them continue that.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research has been a partner of the Women’s team since their inaugural season and works with Leeds Rhinos to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and help those already diagnosed live better. The charity offers community health checks at matches, education in schools and raises awareness of the importance of the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer among Rugby League fans.

The charity also partners with Leeds Rhinos Foundation to offer the cancer rehabilitation programme ‘Active Beyond Cancer’ for people at different stages of cancer treatment.

For more information visit yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk