Bob Beswick invites rugby league community to take part in testimonial event

Drew Darbyshire
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Former international rugby league player Bob Beswick has invited the rugby league community to take part in his testimonial golf day next week.

Ireland legend Beswick, who represented his Irish heritage in two World Cups, is asking rugby league fans to take part in his upcoming golf day as part of his testimonial year.

The golf day takes place at Wigan Golf Club on Thursday, June 22, with funds raised from the event to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and his nephew, who has been diagnosed with an operable brain tumour at the age of 12.

Beswick said: “It’s part of my rugby testimonial, I’ve got 12 months granted to me.

“My golf day is on June 22. Macmillan Cancer Support will be there accepting donations on the day, and all further proceeds will go towards my nephew.

“My nephew has been diagnosed with a brain tumour which is inoperable, so this money will go to support him and his family and hopefully it will make them more comfortable.”

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How to get involved with Bob Beswick Golf Day

The event is looking for teams of four to enter at a cost of £320 per team and individuals can also take part.

The price includes breakfast, refreshments and competitions, such as the longest drive and closest to the pin as well as a raffle and auction hosted by comedian Jamie Sutherland.

There will also be a chance to take photos with rugby league players past and present at the Golf Day.

To find out how you can support Bob Beswick and his testimonial year, click HERE or contact him via his Instagram.

Career in detail

Beswick retired from playing professional rugby league at the 2021 season at the age of 36.

He came through the ranks at his hometown club Wigan, making 22 appearances for the Warriors between 2004-05.

Beswick then moved to Widnes, where he spent three seasons, scoring 18 tries in 94 games for the Vikings.

In 2009, Beswick moved across the Pennines to Halifax, making 87 appearances for the club before moving closer to home in Leigh.

Beswick made 123 appearances over the course of four seasons for Leigh, scoring 18 tries as he became a fan favourite on the terraces of the Leigh Sports Village.

The hooker moved to Toronto Wolfpack ahead of their inaugural season in 2017, playing 65 games for the Canadian club over three seasons.

And then Beswick finished his career with Newcastle Thunder, playing 16 games over two seasons with the Championship club.

On the international stage, Beswick won 26 caps for Ireland after making his international debut in 2006.

The Wiganer represented his Irish heritage in the 2008 and 2013 World Cups, with his last international appearance coming in 2019.

In total, Beswick scored 88 tries in 459 appearances during an impressive playing career.

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