WARRINGTON Wolves' captain fantastic Adrian Morley is set to kick start his testimonial season on Wednesday, with a launch dinner at the Park Royal Hotel Stretton.
Adrian has been backed by a number of local businesses for his special three month testimonial, awarded in recognition of his services to the game.
Sharples Group Director, Mark Brocklehurst and warrington worldwide
Editor Gary Skentelbery have teamed up with Adrian on his Testimonial Committee. Principal sponsor is the Warrington based Tailormade Group.
Tasked with helping raise as much money as possible for Adrian and his chosen charities (the Wooden Spoon Society and Manchester Children's Hospital) the Committee has already successfully published a special 2012 Calendar featuring naked rugby players from the England squad!
Mark's passion is Rugby League and he has a wealth of experience gained from years of involvement in the management, organisation and participation in many charitable and sporting events in the North West of England.
The launch dinner takes place next Wednesday (March 7).
Also being arranged is a boxing night with Frank Bruno and a Golfing Day to mention just a few of the events.
Mark said: "We hope our enthusiasm and efforts inspire the people of Warrington to dig deep, get involved and help us make Adrian's testimonial as great as the man himself. "
Morley (pictured right)
is one of the game's finest ambassadors and recently became the first GB International to reach 50 caps for his country.
Testimonials are normally only afforded to players who serve a club for ten years but the Rugby League allow special ones for those who are deemed to have provided excellent service to the sport.
Adrian played for Leeds between 1996 and 2000. Although also eligible for the Welsh national team, he made his England and Great Britain debuts in 1996 and says representing his country has been his "biggest honour". After a spell playing for the Sydney Roosters in Australia, he returned to the UK and joined Warrington in 2006 becoming an instant hero with the fans with his no nonsense performances.
For full details of Adrian's testimonial visit www.adrianmorley.co.uk