SIDES battling it out in this year’s Tom Sephton Memorial Trophy will have a newly named prize to lock horns over.
Crosfields Ladies ARLFC will play Army Rugby League Ladies from 11.30am on Saturday for the Hilary Steel Memorial Plate as a tribute to the ‘extraordinary lady of rugby league’.
The former secretary of the Warrington District Rugby League Association lost her brave battle with cancer in April this year and event organiser colour sergeant Alan Boyle said everyone was keen to pay tribute to such a well-known member of the rugby league community.
He added: “We felt Hilary needed to be remembered for everything she has done and this seemed the most appropriate way.
“Her family said they have been blown away by the support from Warrington and all the amateur clubs in the area and her two sons will be presenting the trophy on the day.
“We think the tournament could now be the biggest amateur rugby league event in the country in just four years.”
Entry is free to the tournament at Crosfields with cash raised going towards the Army Benevolent Fund-The Soldiers Charity in memory of popular Great Sankey soldier Tom Sephton.