Friends of the late Rugby League player, Steve Prescott, are continuing his charity work with a 900-mile walk from Lands End to John O-Groats. The former Wakefield player raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes before he died of stomach cancer last year.
The late Hull and Wakefield Rugby League player Steve Prescott is to have a prestigious award named in his memory. All 14 Super League clubs unanimously agreed to give the player making the most impact on the First Utility Super League season - the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award.
The most prestigious individual honour in Rugby League, the Man of Steel award, is to be named in memory of former Hull and Wakefield player Steve Prescott. From October, the player who makes the biggest impact on the Super League season will receive the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award.
The RFL’s proposal to rename an honour which has been awarded annually since its inception in 1977 received unanimous support from the 14 First Utility Super League clubs at their Extraordinary General Meeting last week.
Steve Prescott MBE, who also played for Ireland and England, raised more than £500,000 for charitable causes after being diagnosed with a terminal disease in 2006.
His bravery and defiance was an inspiration to millions of people as he completed a series of tough, fund-raising challenges before his death in November last year.
The funeral of former Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity rugby league star Steve Prescott will be held on Monday , November 18.
The 39-year-old former Great Britain full back died at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.
A Requiem Mass will be held in Lowe House Church in his hometown of St Helens followed by a private committal St Helens crematorium.
The former Hull and Wakefield rugby star Steve Prescott has been told by doctors he'll never be able to eat or drink again. The 39-year-old's been battling a rare form of stomach cancer for the last seven years. He's set up his own foundation - raising money to try and find a cure.
Sheffield Eagles founder Mark Aston has become the 30th recipient of the Rugby League Writers' Association merit award for services to rugby league. Aston, who is chief executive and coach of the team was presented with his award in Warrington by Steve Prescott.
Steve Prescott has been released from hospital after his admission on Monday. The former rugby league player was taken to hospital complaining of severe stomach pains following his completion of the 48 hour Race to the Grand Final charity challenge.
Doctors performed a number of tests and established that the challenge had left Steve significantly drained and considerably lacking in natural fuels and fluids causing his bowel to stop functioning properly. However, he has responded well to treatment and will now return home to recuperate.
He is already planning his next challenge to raise money for the Steve Prescott Foundation. Steve, who was diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer in 2006, will meet with his specialist in a few weeks and may have to undertake a course of proactive chemotherapy.
Former rugby league player Steve Prescott, MBE, has been admitted to hospital after taking part in The Race to the Grand Final. He had to swim, run, cycle and canoe from Hull to Manchester, but it left him with severe stomach pains.
Prescott is being treated for a malfunctioning bowel and is said to be responding well to treatment. He will remain in hospital, under medical observation, for the next day or so.
Former Hull FC star Steve Prescott completes his latest charity endurance challenge, as he canoes to Old Trafford in Manchester. The Rugby League legend is delivering the match ball to the Super League Grand Final having already swam and cycled from Hull to Liverpool.
What makes his challenge so remarkable is that Steve suffers from a rare stomach cancer.
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