The Royal Family has sent out a tweet congratulating Kevin Sinfield following the collection of his OBE earlier on today.
Sinfield has been rewarded for his incredible services to rugby league as well as his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Rob Burrow in a bid to raise awareness and money.
The former Leeds Rhinos captain was included in a Royal Family tweet that said:” Today The Duke of Cambridge held an Investiture and there were some sporting greats amongst the recipients.
“Former rugby league footballer Kevin Sinfield received an OBE in recognition of his incredible fundraising for @mndassoc in honour of his friend and team mate Rob Burrow.”
Today The Duke of Cambridge held an Investiture and there were some sporting greats amongst the recipients.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 12, 2022
Speaking to Sky Sports after receiving his OBE from Prince William, Sinfield revealed that the plan is in place to go again later on in the year.
“As you’ve seen over the years a whole host of former teammates have done some wonderful things and we’ve got a plan for later on in the year,” Sinfield said.
“But, it’s not ready to be released yet as I’m still putting finishing touches to it – it’s a trilogy.
“The money is really important as that what makes the difference, but we need to show the people with MND that there are people who care for them and are willing to do things like this.”
The former Leeds Rhinos hero couldn’t speak highly enough of Prince William, who he said took a genuine interest in his achievements, but Sinfield did reveal that Rob Burrow wasn’t present due to a ‘COVID scare’.
“Prince William was really nice – he chatted through my last challenge and he was quite knowledgable which was really good.
“The second challenge took a great deal out if me but I’m thankfully alright now – it created memories for life and the support was incredible from both rugby union and league.
“The team we got together for both challenges were incredible and without them we wouldn’t have been able to do it.