17th April 2018


Steve Hardisty will be running the London Marathon in less than a week in support of Headway UK

Foster Care

Huddersfield Giants Player Welfare and Education Manager, Steve Hardisty, will be running the London Marathon for consecutive years in support of Headway Uk and has thanked supporters who donated to the Charity at the Giants home match against Leeds Rhinos:

“I’m running on behalf of Headway UK who are a brain injury association that provides support to not only victims but families of victims of brain injuries.

“It’s very potent because in the summer of 2016 we lost Ronan Costello to a brain injury which was sustained during an academy game from which he subsequently lost his life. Since then we’ve dedicated some efforts towards not only raising awareness but some much needed funds for a charity that is 100% dependant on public donations as they receive nothing from government streams.

“I did the London Marathon last year and decided that I wanted to do it again this year and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’m really happy with the donations so far from the general public and the way it was received at the Leeds game was fantastic.

“I’d just like to give a special mention to the Club’s cheerleading squad who gave up their time to stand with buckets for collections that day. With everything else that goes on and goes into gameday I couldn’t have done that without them, so a huge thank you to them.

“You get a bit clouded at times when you’re training for things because it’s so long and drawn out and some of the efforts from the general public, whether it’s donating money or giving up the time to help you achieve the goal of raising a set amount of money for a charity, is quite astounding at times and very much appreciated.”

A Giant good luck from everyone at the Club to Steve!

For more information on Headway UK and the work they do, please follow the link


Heikki Kovalainen




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