Saints win inaugural Steve Prescott Cup

Steve Prescott's sons after delivering the match ball for the ''First Utility Super League XIX  Hull FC v St Helens
Steve Prescott's sons after delivering the match ball for the ''First Utility Super League XIX Hull FC v St Helens

Saints lifted the inaugural Steve Prescott Cup on an emotional Friday night for his family at the KC Stadium.

Skipper Paul Wellens picked up the coveted golden boot trophy - awarded to the team with the highest aggregate score in the two regular Super League fixtures between St Helens and Hull FC where Steve spent the best part of his RL career.

Although the Super League leaders lost the second fixture of the season between the cross-Pennines rivals 19-12, they had emerged victors by 34-22 earlier in the campaign and claimed the trophy on a superior 46-41 aggregate score.

Steve’s widow, Linzi, handed over the trophy accompanied by her sons. Taylor and Koby, who also acted as mascots on the night.

Before the game, a tribute to Steve, who died late last year after a long battle against cancer, was also played on a big screen while his brother, Neil, carried the match ball onto the playing pitch.

Martin Blondel, general manager of the Steve Prescott Foundation, said: “We would like to thank both clubs for this magnificent gesture.

“Knowing the players like I do, this will have meant so much to both sides.

“The fixture will also be a permanent reminder of the great man, ensuring his legacy will continue and his name will live on forever.”

*Saints Community Development Foundation have teamed up with The Regenda Group to offer young people the chance to take part in Saints Summer Camp.

The Regenda Group, a leading independent North West housing and regeneration organisation, is funding places on Saints Summer Camp which will see the youngsters enjoy three days of Rugby League training before they play on the pitch at Langtree Park.

From next Tuesday, August 12, to Thursday, August 14 (10am-3pm) boys and girls will learn the core skills of Rugby League at the stadium with the final day a meet and greet with the first team squad and coaching staff.

The group will also take part in multi-skills activities, healthy lifestyle sessions and Saints quizzes. The camp will finish with the boys and girls playing on the pitch at half-time of the Super League game between St Helens and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on Friday August 15.