VIDEO - Walefield Trinity legend finds his voice to help others

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A sporting legend who learned to speak again after a stroke is offering his help to other people facing the same challenge.

Ken Rollin, 75, scored the fastest ever try in a cup final when Wakefield Trinity beat Hull 38-5 at Wembley in 1960.

But his biggest challenge came almost 40 years later with he had a stroke which left him with aphasia, a condition which takes away the ability to speak, read and write.

He is chairman of Wakefield’s branch of Speakability, which supports people with aphasia and holds monthly meetings in the city.

To find out more about Speakability call 0808 8089572 or log on to

Read Mr Rollin’s story in this week’s Express.