By Mark Dunstan
May 13 2012
You will have heard of Jason Robinson, one of Leeds' favourite sons. Well now you have the chance to meet him and, wait for it, play tag rugby against him at Nathan Cubitt's tag rugby event! Read on....
Nathan had an accident whilst playing for the Under 17's team on Sunday, 6th November at KRUFC playing against Bradford and Bingley team.
In this freak accident Nathan broke his neck. It's left him paralysed from the armpits down but he has movement in his arms and wrists. Nathan has no fine motor movement in his hands which means he cannot grip or pick up items.
Nathan has been attending Physiotherapy and OT on a daily basis to help maintain and improve movement of his arms and legs. He is having to re-learn how to use his arms and hands for everyday activities.
He was finally discharged home on 10th May, and this is a big milestone for Nathan.
Nathan has been the driving force behind his own Tag Rugby event.This will take place on Saturday 26th May 2012, at Keighley Rugby Union Club, and has had teams entering from all over England, and one player actually flying in from Italy to play. But the biggest sponsor and supporter of the event is the former dual code international rugby player Jason Robinson, who has not only managed to secure the sponsors of the event, but has also agreed to pull on his boots and play for Nathan's U17's team. There is still time to enter a team and test your skills against the great Jason Robinson. Teams need a minimum of 7 players who must be aged 16 or over.
The event will also be attended by the mascots from Leeds Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos aka Terry the Terrier and Ronnie the Rhino.
If you can’t enter a team we would still love to see you there. Other attractions on the day include; a hog roast, kicking challenges and face painting and games for the children. The event will continue into the evening with live music with the Little Earthquakes.
Other fundraising so far has ranged from Zumba to Chest Waxing and a charity veterans rugby match at Bradford Salem which raised an amazing £4,350.
To find out more please visit Nathans blog here www.nathancubittrugby.blogspot.co.uk