30 Jan 2014
January 30, 2014

Jimmy Airnes Donates Masters Shirt

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Long standing supporter and junior coach Jimmy Airnes has donated his Great Britain Masters Shirt to the club for display in the renovated clubhouse. Jimmy played in the first ever Great Britain Masters International against Australia  at Leigh Sports Village in August 2008. The selection rules for Great Britain Masters are such that players can only ever earn one cap, this facilitates the possibility for more players earning international honours.  It is a great honour for the club for any player to donate a representative shirt but particularly when the players knows it is there only shirt.Jimmy Shirt 2

Jimmy is pictured with a the framed shirt and some pictures of both his early playing career and his current Masters run outs. The shirt has been mounted on the wall of the club house for everyone to see. Thanks, from the club, as always go to Jimmy for his contribution and the donation of the shirt.

Jimmy has played for Blackpool Masters since the formats inception back in 2008. His appearances were limited by illness in 2013 but he hopes to return to action in the 2014 season. He is one of the oldest ever players to be registered to play and actively take part in Masters rugby league, including registered players in both Australia and New Zealand.