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Pride for Alan after winning fan prize
8:10am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A MAN whose involvement in rugby league has stretched from Warrington to Afghanistan has been named Fan of Pride for Warrington Wolves.
Alan Boyle, colour sergeant of the 1st Battalion the Mercian Regiment, won the Brut competition, claiming tickets to the Grand Final in October and Brut goodies.
He said: “I started getting involved with Warrington Wolves in 2010, when I was looking after injured soldiers back in the community.
“Part of my role was to organise days out when we could all be together, and I went to the Wolves, who were the first to agree to such a scheme.”
Two weeks later a member of his regiment, Tom Sephton, was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
He added: “Three days before were going to our first Wolves game, Tom was killed in service. As a focal point of the community, the club invited families down in an act of bringing everyone closer together.
“A Royal Marine, who was also a friend of Tom’s from school, was also killed 10 days prior, so it was a very difficult time. The club looked after us magnificently, and their performance on the pitch symbolized the occasion. It was a very special day.”
Since then Alan has taken on the Sephton Trophy which attracts 5,000 people.
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