The rugby league family is coming together to support a charity event for a young player who was viciously attacked.
Josh Price, 21, was brutally attacked following his team Ossett Trinity’s victory over rivals Eastmoor on Saturday, May 3.
He sustained serious injuries and is slowly recovering but will never be able to play rugby again.
Ossett Trinity is hosting a family fun day this weekend to raise money for Josh and to help him on his road to recovery and Josh’s dad Stuart, 43, said: “We can’t thank everyone enough for the support we have received. It has been absolutely fantastic.
“We have had well wishes coming all the way from Australia and New Zealand.
“The rugby league family has really come together to help us and Josh on his road to recovery.”
The event will feature three rugby games, including Great Britain Masters against Ossett Trinity Masters and Ossett Trinity against Stuart’s select side, which will include ex -WakefieldTrinity player Andy Fisher.
Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, stalls, a tombola, food and refreshments.
There will also be an auction and a raffle featuring signed shirts from, Wigan Warriors, Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Wildcats, Leeds Rhinos and a ball signed by South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The event takes place at the rugbly club pavillion, Church Street, on Saturday, July 5 from 10am.
Det Insp Paul Harrison of Wakefield CID, said: “Investigations into this incident remain ongoing.
“One man, aged 22 and another aged 23 were arrested in connection with the matter and both have been bailed pending continuing enquiries.”