Support Danny Jones Fund in Celebration Match

Date published: Thursday, October 8, 2015

This Sunday (11th October) the Shay in Halifax will host the Danny Jones Celebration Match as a Danny Jones Halifax XIII take on a World XIII.

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The game will celebrate Danny’s life with a host of stars from the rugby league world past and present, all money raised on the day will go to the Danny Jones fund.

Before the stars take to the field there will firstly be a full contact amateur game as Kings Cross & Ovenden select XIII face a Halifax Amateur select XIII at 3pm.

This match is also dedicated to Danny with Kings Cross and Ovenden the two teams he represented as an amateur, before going on to sign for Halifax.

Following this match, Lizzie Jones will lead out both the Danny Jones Halifax team and World XIII onto the field as she sings Abide with Me, a song she sang so beautifully before the Challenge Cup Final in August.

The main event will start following this at 4pm with Halifax lad and England international Gareth Widdop kicking the game off before battle commences over 4 x 15 minute periods.

Teams for the game are as follows:

Halifax Danny Jones XIII: Shad Royston, Rob Worrincy, Lee Paterson, Rikki Sheriffe, Oli Marns, Scott Grix, Liam Finn, Jim Gannon, Bob Beswick, Luke Ambler, Richard Marshall, Damian Ball, Gareth Jones (Danny’s brother & captain), James Haley, Luke Simeunovich, Scott Law, Neil Cherryholme, Andy Shickell, Johnny Lawless, Frank Watene, Ben Fisher, Lea Roberts, Mick Scott, Danny Tickle, Martin Hall, Matt Calland, David Wrench, Dave Larder.

World XIII: 1. Robbie Hunter-Paul, 2. Mark Calderwood, 3. Henry Paul, 4. Keith Senior, 5. Ade Gardner, 6. Lee Briers, 7. Iestyn Harris, 8. Dean Sampson, 9. Jamaine Wray, 10. Ian Sibbit, 11. Lee Radford, 12. David Faiumu, 13. Paul Sculthorpe, 14. Richard Horne, 15. Paul Cooke, 16. Danny Ward, 17. Chris Thorman, 18. Leroy Rivett, 19. Garry Schofield, 20. Ewan Dowes, 21. Jamie Thackary, 22. Paul Highton, 23. Marcus St Hilaire, 24. Keith Mason, 25. Alan Hunte, 26. Matt Whittaker, 27. Paul Jackson, 28. Lee Gilmour.

Tickets for the Danny Jones Celebration game are priced at just £10 for Adults and £5 for juniors/concessions, with all the money raised on the day going to the Danny Jones fund.

For just £5 you can buy a raffle ticket for the draw, where four names will be pulled out of the hat and in to the squads. The winners then get to choose which team they play in.

Tickets for the game will be on sale at the gate on the day. To buy in advance or for more ticket information visit

You can also make the day extra special and raise more money for the Danny Jones Fund by booking a hospitality package for £50. Call 01422 342 792 to book or email for more information.