Petition launched for Kevin Sinfield knighthood

A petition has been launched for Kevin Sinfield to receive a knighthood after his incredible fundraising efforts for his good friend Rob Burrow and the MND Association.

Sinfield has ran seven marathons in seven days to raise funds and awareness for MND Association and Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019.

A petition has now been launched to get Sinfield a knighthood in recognition of his remarkable fundraising efforts.

A spokesperson behind the petition said: “We need to publicly appreciate people like Kevin – he embodies teamwork, not only on the field for Leeds Rhinos, but more so off the field with his absolute dedication to raise awareness and money for Rob Burrow and others suffering from MND.

“Kevin Sinfield set himself a challenge of completing 7 marathons in 7 days – an amazing achievement! He had a target of £77,777 which he absolutely smashed, while raising massive amounts of awareness and money to tackle this cruel disease.

“He has always been a local hero, and now he is most definitely a national hero and it’s time he got recognised for it.

“The words legend and hero are often handed out, but on this occasion they are totally fitting for this bloke.

“A knighthood is exactly what Kevin Sinfield deserves. Let’s spread some light and happiness  – sign the petition to properly recognise ‘Sir Kev’ for his efforts!”

To sign the petition, click here.

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13 Comments

  1. Kev should be recognised for his total commitment for achieving the amazing support for MND and the financial support he is able to give further more his shear determination to set an example to us all his leadership is second to none Well done Kev

  2. Having played and followed rugby I can only be in proud of the effort Kevin put in to support his great friend Rob.
    “what a great example to young players”

  3. He has always Ben referred to, by the RL family as Sir Kev and this should now be confirmed. As a Cas fan Leeds have always been our rivals but Kevin Sinfield is a hero beyond Rugby League.

  4. Come on he’s a good mate to Rob Burrows but a knighthood would devalue his love for a former team mate.

    A knight hood would devalue his efforts for Rob Burrows. Kevin Sinfield did not do this to suck up to the Monarchy. He did it because he wanted to help his mate. The Monarchy have no idea of the feelings of Rugby league community.

  5. Knighthoods have nothing to do with the monarchy anymore but if they did I’m sure he would receive one to reflect the wishes of the people to genuinely thank him for his efforts.

  6. Kevin is a real hero. doing these marathons solely to help is friend Rob and other people with this dreadful disease. Both were heroes on the pitch and Kevin is without a dbout a man in a million.

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