The bridge linking Langtree Park to St Helens town centre will be officially renamed today in honour of Steve Prescott, one of the club's greatest players.
The Saints legend died last year, at the age of 39, after battling a rare form stomach cancer.
A special ceremony will be held tonight before The Saints first game of the season against Hull, another of Steve's former clubs.
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Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said: "Steve was a first class ambassador not only for rugby but for the town. As well as being a legend of the game he is also honoured for his tireless fund raising for his Steve Prescott Foundation.
"By naming the bridge after him is our tribute to one of the greats of St. Helens and a most well deserved honour, all the more so that the bridge links the town Steve loved so much to his beloved club.
Steve, was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei in 2006. The full-back was given only months to live but battled the disease and in 2009 was awarded an MBE. He also raised thousands of pounds for charity through the Steve Prescott Foundation.
He retired through injury in 2004, after spending a year out of the game with a broken kneecap, and following his diagnosis set up the foundation in 2007, which has to date raised more than half a million pounds.
Mike Rush said: "It is only fitting that one of St Helens' greatest sons has such an honour bestowed on him and we are delighted that St Helens Council has taken this decision. Steve will be missed by us all and the Club will also make sure he has a fitting legacy at Langtree Park."
Mike Denning Chairman of the Steve Prescott Foundation added: "Steve has inspired so many and has raised awareness of not only the very rare form of cancer which he battled but also the plight of those injured or fallen on hard times in the great game of Rugby League. "
Former teams, Saints and Hull, will compete for the Steve Prescott Cup in support of the foundation named in his honour.Read the full story ›
The bridge linking Langtree Park to St Helens town centre will be renamed in honour of Steve Prescott.Read the full story ›
The Saints Way bridge, linking the town centre to Langtree Park, home of St. Helens Rugby League Club is to be named the Steve Prescott bridge in honour of one of the club’s greatest players.
Steve's wife Linzi and other supporters place a plaque marking a £250,000 donation to the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
Family and friends have been paying tribute to St Helens rugby league legend Steve Prescott, whose funeral was held today.
Steve had been battling a rare form of stomach cancer. Despite that he underwent numerous endurance challenges and raised almost half a million pounds for charity.
Taylor Prescott spoke about his father at his funeral in St Helens - he said one day he hoped to make his Dad as proud as he is one of his father's achievements. Taylor said when his Dad was first diagnosed when he was 5 he promised that he would always do his best.
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The 39-year-old had been battling a rare form of stomach cancer for the last seven years. He raised almost half a million pounds for research with a series of endurance challenges. Our reporter Chris Hall was at St Mary's Lowe House Church in St Helens.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of St Helens ahead of the funeral of St Helens rugby league star Steve Prescott.
The 39-year-old passed away after battling a rare form of stomach cancer for the last seven years. He raised almost half a million pounds for research in a series of endurance challenges, including marathons, walks and bike rides. The money raised went to the Steve Prescott Foundation.[
Prescott was part of an all-conquering St Helens team. An outstanding full back, he scored 340 points for his home town club during five glittering seasons.