Goldthorp Donates Player of the Match Prize to Yorkshire Cancer Research

16 October 2019

After scoring two tries to help her team win the Women's Super League Grand Final, Leeds Rhinos Women's player Fran Goldthorp was voted Player of the Match.

Following the game the 16-year-old winger donated her winner's cheque of £500 to local charity Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Goldthorp said: "It was such an honour to be named Player of the Match and to win £500 to give to charity. Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity my grandma volunteers with and is also close to my family's heart so it was my first choice when I won.

Leeds Rhinos Women's player Fran Goldthorp was voted Player of the Match and donated her winner's cheque of £500 to the charity.

"I know the great work they do to support people living with cancer and to fund research and I hope this money in some way will help them continue that."

Yorkshire Cancer Research has been a partner of the Women's team since their inaugural season and works with Leeds Rhinos to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and help those already diagnosed live better. The charity offers community health checks at matches, education in schools and raises awareness of the importance of the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer among Rugby League fans.

The charity also partners with Leeds Rhinos Foundation to offer the cancer rehabilitation programme 'Active Beyond Cancer' for people at different stages of cancer treatment.

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About Yorkshire Cancer Research

•    Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity. 
•    Current statistics show that 594 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. 
•    Our mission is for 2,000 more people to survive cancer every year in Yorkshire. 
•    There are lots of cancer problems across the region that need to be tackled on a local level. We work in partnership with researchers, clinicians, the NHS, public health bodies and other charities to fund innovative work in four key areas: prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials. 
•    For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email:


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