THE Rugby Football League has awarded Warrington Wolves’ former Great Britain and England international hooker Micky Higham a three-month testimonial.

This is in recognition of his long and illustrious career, good character and service to the community both within and around Rugby League.

Higham started his professional Rugby League career at Leigh and moved to St Helens in November 2000.

He was a Grand Final winner in 2002 but joined Wigan Warriors in October 2005 via Bradford Bulls in a deal involving the late Terry Newton.

Higham signed for Warrington for the 2009 season and won Challenge Cup medals in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and was a League Leaders' Shield winner in 2011.

He is the current Warrington Wolves Player of the Year after a sensational 2013 season.

The Testimonial will be launched at a free Family Day at Monks Sports Club, Woolston, on Saturday 13th September.

Those who attend will be able meet Higham and a collection of Warrington Wolves players.

A cheeky James Bond themed Testimonial calendar will be revealed on the day.

A Testimonial brochure is being produced as well as his own iPhone App game.

Events planned include a series of Fans Q & A sessions (all including food and priced at £10 per ticket) in Warrington (Rylands, October 15), Leigh (Miners, October 22) and St Helens (Langtree Park, October 29). There is a Ladies Night at Leigh Miners Institute on October 25.

The Village Hotel in Warrington will host a Gala Dinner on 1st November and a Ladies Night on 14th November.

A Golf day and a curry night will also feature in the three-month schedule.

Higham's chosen charity is Steps, which supports children and adults affected by a lower limb condition such as club foot or a hip condition.

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