Jamie Shaul announces amazing testimonial plans inspired by Wheelchair World Cup

Jamie Shaul is one of the veteran players at Hull FC and he’s set for his testimonial year with lots of events being lined up for the 30-year-old back.

The latest of these to be announced is that Shauly’s All-Stars will take on the Hull FC Wheelchair side in a testimonial clash at the city’s university.

The news was announced via the club’s Twitter with a link to their site and the following statement.

“Inspired by England’s recent Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup triumph, Shaul will be joined by some of his current Black & White teammates, as well as a handful of club legends for the match – the first time a Wheelchair Rugby League match has been included on a Rugby League player’s testimonial calendar.”

The legacy of the 2021 World Cup continues with Shaul making the incredible move to introduce wheelchair rugby to a testimonial year, something that is sure to help advance the sport in the city.

Only this week did Hull KR announce that they would be forming their own wheelchair side, so to see Shaul make this announcement is brilliant.

The statement went on to reveal that star NRL signings, Tex Hoy and Jake Clifford, would take part whilst Gareth Ellis the club’s legend would partake too.

“The clash will take place at the University of Hull’s Allam Sports Centre on Saturday 12th February – doors will open at 12.00pm, with a 1.00pm kick-off.

“Members of England’s Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup winning side will also be in attendance, alongside the trophy which they claimed in a thrilling final against France at Manchester in November.

“There will also be an opportunity for those in attendance to try their hand in the wheelchairs, while there will be plenty of family fun on offer, including bouncy castles.

Shaul added: “I’m really excited to bring a rugby league first to the city with this game. To bring the Wheelchair World Cup, and some of the inspirational players that we saw win the World Cup trophy for our country, over to Hull to meet our fans is a real honour.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what myself, my team mates and some club legends can do in a game against our quality Hull FC wheelchair team.”

Mike Swainger, Hull FC Wheelchair Head Coach added: “We’re really proud to support Jamie and are looking forward to taking the field with the current Hull FC team and some club legends.

“We’re ready to put on a show for the supporters, who should expect all the skills and big hits of the running game and more.”

Tickets for the event are available via Shaul’s testimonial website, here.

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