Day of celebration as St Albans Centurions mark rugby league milestone and remember club legend
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St Albans Centurions will come together to celebrate both a rugby league milestone and a club legend with a mammoth day of fun.
The event on Sunday will mark 50 years of the sport in Hertfordshire while also commemorating the life of Tony Bottomley.
He was first-team manager and talisman at the club who died last year.
A spokesman for the club at the time said: "Tony did so much for us over the years and played a huge role in getting us to where we are now.
"He had massive influence not only at Centurions but in grassroots rugby as a whole, he poured his energy into the sport to help it grow and develop wherever he went.
"He will be deeply missed by all. We have lost a legend but the legacy he has left will always be in the heart of the Centurions."
The Toulmin Drive-based club are holding three games throughout the day, starting at 10am.
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They will see Hertfordshire U22 take on Cambridge Uni before the Cents' masters take on the rest of the world.
It is then the turn of the Centurions first-team to tackle all-comers from around the globe in the main event.
Aside from the matches there will be a bar, refreshment stalls, raffles and many more.
The proceeds from the day will be split between the RFL Benevolent Fund, Prostrate Cancer and Rob Burrows MND.