Rugby league star walks through county as part of charity challenge

Lee Briers (left) pictured with Shaun Ford and his son Thomas.

Lee Briers (left) pictured with Shaun Ford and his son Thomas.

First published in Sport

A FORMER rugby league player made his way through the county last week as part of a 12-day challenge to walk from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Lee Briers, who made more than 400 appearances for Warrington Wolves from 1998 to 2013 and was capped 23 times by Wales, was raising money for the Steve Prescott Foundation - a charity set up in memory of the former St Helens, Hull and Wakefield star who died from stomach cancer last year.

He travelled up the A49 and was met by two of his fans near Craven Arms.

Shaun Ford and his three-year-old son Thomas, from Presteigne, regularly watch Warrington play and could not pass on the opportunity to meet their hero.

"I heard that he was going up the A49, so when I finished work I went up to try and find him," said Ford, who works at Kingspan Insulation near Pembridge.

"We talked about what he was doing and that it was a great cause - he was quite surprised to find Warrington fans from around here."

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