Prekkie’s world record team make final preparations

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A team of sporting legends aces attempting to set a record for the world’s highest game of rugby league stopped in to visit the mayor of St Helens before embarking on their adventure.

Coun Steve Glover welcomed volunteers from the Steve Prescott Foundation ahead of world record attempt, which will see them play a game of rugby league at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Former players including Saints ace Alan Hunte, Warrington Wolves star, Lee Briers, along with Ian Pitts, John Hodkinson, Hayley Russell and Barry Brown joined Councillors Steve and Lynn Glover before jetting off this week to explain their latest challenge which involves a team of

40 people tackling the 19,341ft mountain in just six days, then marking out a full sized rugby pitch, erecting two sets of inflatable rugby posts and play a full game of rugby, refereed by RFL match official, Robert Hicks.

Coun Glover said: “I take my hat off to these extraordinary people for attempting such an ambitious challenge which I know Steve

himself had his heart set on completing”.

“This is further proof that the great man’s legacy continues to live on and I have every faith that they will successfully accomplish this challenge, while raising thousands of pounds for charity.”