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Former Players Tackle Swimming Challenge for My Name’5 Doddie

Later this month a group of former Doncaster rugby players will take to the water to undertake a 10km Open Water swim to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The DRUFC Has Beens Swimming Association – which includes a number of Doncaster and Phoenix old boys like Mark Longworth, James Mell, Matt Brain, Chris Conway, Mike Bailey, Dave Senior and Mark Jasnikowski – will take on the challenge on Saturday August 19 at Thrybergh Country Park.

Mark Jasnikowski said: “Rugby is in our blood but the years have taken their toll and the joints and muscles aren’t working as well as they used to. The group was set up to help improve and maintain collective fitness levels post lockdown.

“We meet regularly at Hatfield Water Park at the SwimYourSwim sessions – though it’s funny how numbers peak in the summer months, when more backs take to the water.

“Supported by SwimYourSwim, we plan to complete a 10km swim in 5 hours either individually or as part of relay squads and we have chosen to raise funds for Doddie Weir’s Foundation due to his inspirational character and obvious links to the game we love.”

For more information about the challenge or to donate to the cause click HERE.

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