Gittins presents shirt on 10 year anniversary of Injury

Sharlston Rovers ARLFC welcomed the State of Mind team including former Rovers Jimmy Gittins last Tuesday evening.

All players, coaching staff and committee attended the session where Jimmy was joined by Danny and Paul Sculthorpe to deliver the programme which targets dealing with depression and metal illness in young men in rugby league.

In 2002 Jimmy broke his neck in two places whilst playing for Sharlston Rovers leaving him paralysed from the chest down. The club rallied to support Jimmy through his injury and raised a massive £19,500 to help support his rehab and family.

Jimmy presented club Chairman Michael Taylor with a framed and signed special edition shirt from a recent fundraising campaign for Steve Prescott foundation.

Jimmy, Danny and Paul joined Phil Cooper to present the session in Jimmy’s emotional return to his old stomping ground.

Jimmy was being filmed by a company who produced the two State of Mind films (Mocha TV) for a short film piece to be used in future sessions when the project spreads across the country to more and more amateur rugby league clubs.

The Wakefiled Express newspaper were in attendance to see the session and take pictures.

State of Mind wouild like to thank everyone who helped set up the session and to all the people from the club who attended, best of luck for the rest of the season.