Rugby league legend, Steve Prescott has taken on a role at his former club, St Helens six years after being told he only had six months left to live after developing a rare form of cancer.
Steve developed Pseudomyxoma Peritonei which is a raw form of stomach cancer whilst embarking on a coaching career at Hull FC U16’s. He has since linked up with St Helens U20’s coach where he will act as an assistant. Since then he has raised almost £350,000 through the Steve Prescott Foundation which raises money for The Christie and Try Assist.
“I’ve been serving on the League’s disciplinary panel, so it’s not as though I’ve been away from the game,” he said.
“I had my doubts over whether I’d be up to it, but so far it’s been great. I do three nights a week, although there’ll be a bit more with the season coming soon.”
“We’ve got some quality talent coming through at Saints and this is a way of me giving something back to the game. It has been like the family of rugby league rallying around” he added.
Prescott has been told he may need further treatment but has been told by doctors that he doesn’t need to be seen for at least three months.