Ben Currie has spoken of his pride for his testimonial game, excitement for the upcoming season and revealed odd socks will be part of his Warrington kit for the clash with Leigh Leopards.
Currie is entering into his 12th season as a Warrington Wolves player and as such has been rewarded with a Testimonial year where he will raise money for four selected charities.
The selected charities that will benefit from the testimonial are National Downs Syndrome Association, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Cancer Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Currie’s testimonial will be played against his hometown club Leigh and will open the season for both sides, therefore being an opportunity for both sets of fans to see their new signings.
“It’s a proud moment. I’m looking forward to it,” said Currie in a video posted to the Wolves’ Twitter page.
“I’m very happy to be playing Leigh in my game, they’re a local team to me where I live and I always have lived there.
“I played at the old Leigh stadium and new stadium many times as a kid growing up as well so I’ve always kept a close eye on them and I’m happy that they’re the team I’m playing against.
“It’s always great the first game of the season, it’s the first chance Warrington fans will be able to look at us as a squad and how we’ve gelled together throughout the pre-season and off-season.”
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Currie also referenced the tough season of 2022: “I know last year was a tough year for us as players but also for the fans so it’s definitely a fresh start. Obviously it’s nice to see new faces, we’ve all come back with a smile on our face and there’s a good buzz around the place.”
Those new faces include Catalans trio Gil Dudson, Sam Kasiano and Josh Drinkwater.
The Wire have also managed to re-sign winger Matty Russell and have added the veteran experience of World Cup winner Josh McGuire and former Australian international Paul Vaughan.
When explaining the charities selected he spoke on how they all offered a family touch and explained that his wife has a relative with downs syndrome – with a special change to your average kit to be on show to raise awareness.
“With my Testimonial kit as well, you’ll see when we play that the socks are going to be odd socks which is a sign for National Downs Syndrome so keep an eye out for that.”