Leeds Rhinos Foundation support fundraising drive to aid PDRL Player Mike Alderson

Last month, Leeds Rhinos Foundation PDRL player, Mike Alderson, was sadly involved in a hit and run incident. Although he is in a stable condition, Mike has endured extensive injuries and will remain in hospital for a prolonged period.

To support their teammate, the PDRL squad have pledged to raise funds with a charity game to support Mike and his family during his journey to recovery.

On Sunday 3rd December, members of the PDRL and RL community will come together to host a fundraising charity match at the Bartercard Training Ground in Kirkstall. The match will see the Leeds Rhinos PDRL side take on PDRL All Stars, in what is set to be a memorable occasion.

Mike became a part of the Rhinos team in 2022 and was a part of the squad who were victorious in that year’s Grand Final and finished third in the PDRL league table this season. He has also been called up to the England RL Lions Development side earlier this year.

Disability and Inclusion Co-ordinator, Ed Bates, commented: “Since joining us, Mike has become a valued teammate whose presence has been missed these past few weeks. His journey in PDRL has been brilliant to watch over the last two seasons.”

“It’s saddening to hear about his accident, but the strength and resilience he’s shown throughout his journey has been unbelievable. It is impressive to see how his fellow teammates and the rest of the PDRL community have come together to support Mike, we are hoping that the 3rd of December will be a great occasion.”

The game will kick off at 12:45pm and will consist of two 25-minute halves. Following the game, spectators are invited to join the teams at Milford ARLFC where there will be a raffle draw to raise extra funds for Mike and his family, with food and drink available to purchase.

As part of a wider fundraising effort, Mick’s PDRL team mates, Tom Kaye and James King, will attempt to complete a 10k run per day for 10 days, leading up to the match on the 3rd of December.

Spectators are encouraged to come along to support Mike in his recovery and to make this difficult time a little bit easier for him and his family.

To donate to the PDRL team’s fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.