EAGLE Community Rugby Club have been doing their bit to say thank you to the NHS for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the help of sports clothing company 1895 Sports – co-owned by Warrington Wolves prop Mike Cooper – they produced a specially designed shirt to raise money for the Warrington NHS Trust.

Having sold more than 100 shirts, they have raised £650 with their efforts.

"The members of the rugby club asked us as organisers the question; How can we help our NHS superheroes, as they were continuing to risk their life day and night during the pandemic?” organiser Ray Fleming said.

“We have members of the rugby club who work at the Warrington NHS Trust, and so it seemed natural for us to support them during this time.

“We worked with local sports suppliers 1895, and we designed a limited-edition rugby shirt and from that the members agreed to an additional charity donation.

“We sold over 100 shirts and we were delighted with the response.”

On the field, too, the club have been offering family fun and fitness training sessions in line with government guidelines.

Tag and touch rugby sessions have been taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.30pm at Eagle Sports in Great Sankey while more structured rugby union fitness sessions have been running on Wednesdays.

They have proved to be so popular that they will continue now restrictions have been eased slightly.

Those wanting to join in any of the sessions should contact Ray Fleming on 07726185973 or email ray.fleming@ntlworld.com.

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