Captains of the 14 engage Super League clubs are to spearhead the launch of a “Friends of the RFL Benevolent Fund” membership scheme over the Easter weekend.

The Super League Skippers are acting as Ambassadors for the new fund-raising initiative designed to help provide lifelong support for seriously injured Rugby League players from both the amateur and professional ranks.

The “Friends of the RFL Benevolent Fund” is a membership scheme base on an annual subscription of £18, the average price of admission to a Super League game. Donors signing up in the first year will receive a Try Assist T-shirt.

Tim Adams, Chairman of the Benevolent Fund, explained: “We hope to attract enough members to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the Fund for years to come”.

“We are reliant on the family of Rugby League to support the scheme either individually or as a club. The Benevolent Fund, often behind the scenes, provides seriously injured players with a host of essential services including educational retraining, lifestyle guidance and social networking”.

Co-operative Championship clubs recently pledged their marketing and publicity support for the Benevolent Fund by featuring the Try Assist logo on all first team playing jerseys.

Rugby League supporters which to enrol as a “Friend of the RFL Benevolent Fund” can contact Steve Ball at RFL headquarters or through their local professional club.

To download a brochure for the Friends of the Benevolent fund please click here.