Saints club legend, Paul Sculthorpe MBE, played his part in inspiring the next generation of Super League stars by joining Saints Community Development Foundation at a Merseyside school ahead of Magic Weekend at Anfield.
Sculthorpe, who made over 200 appearances for the Saints, took time to pay a visit to St Edward’s College in Merseyside to help our Saints Community Development Foundation deliver a rugby session to a Year 9 class.
‘Scully’, who played in the first two Magic Weekends at the Millennium Stadium in Wales, knows all to well what these occasions mean and he gave us his thoughts ahead of Magic Weekend.
“It’s been a great morning. Obviously we are at a fantastic school with some great kids and Craig [Richards] and the community team do quite a lot with this school and the surrounding area.
“It’s amazing what they [the foundation] do. They give everybody the opportunity to play rugby league. Getting opportunities is special and you never know when you are going to find that next Super League superstar. Hopefully we find some budding young Saints players and fans!”
“It’s a great weekend. We are the only sport in the world to have 12 sets of fans in one stadium over one weekend. It’s a great atmosphere. We’re probably spoilt at Saints with the opportunities to play in big stadiums and in front of big crowds, but some of the players that play in Super League don’t get that opportunity, so this Magic Weekend is special for them to get to play at the likes of Anfield as well as for the fans.”
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