League Legend Lydon takes the plunge in support of Rob Burrow

Rugby League legend Joe Lydon is leading a team of former Super League stars on a 100 mile row across the country from Monday 4th October to Thursday 7th October to deliver the matchball for the Betfred Super League Grand Final and raise funds in support of the MND Association and inspired by Rob Burrow MBE. 

Burrow will be at Old Trafford for the culmination of the Rugby League season on Saturday 9th October to present the Man of the Match prize, the Harry Sunderland Award, after the game. Burrow and Lydon have both previously won the award so it is fitting that they should come together for this fundraising effort. 

Burrow will be joined by his dad Geoff at Leeds Dock on the first day of the challenge to wave the team off. The group are aiming to raise £7,777 with supporters able to donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/row4rob or by texting MNDROW 5 to 70085 to donate £5 or MNDROW 10 to 70085 to donate £10.  The maximum you can donate in one text is £20 and you will be charged the donation amount plus one standard rate message. 

The team will paddle 26 miles a day inspired by Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 challenge of a marathon distance per day with the aim to reach DW Stadium in Wigan on Day 4. 

Day 1 – Leeds Dock to Low Bradley Keighley

Day 2 – Kildwick to Reedley Marina Burnley 

Day 3 – Lower Ford to Riley Green, Houghton

Day 4 – Mill Hill to DW Stadium.

The challenge epitomises the spirit of Rugby League with fierce competitors on the field during their playing days coming together for this great cause with heroes from various Super League clubs giving up their spare time to take to the water.