PROMOTED Rotherham Giants are aiming to do their bit for charity as well as setting their sights on a National League place this summer.
Giants have been elevated to the Yorkshire League following a minor restructuring, just one tier below the prestigious National League Three, and they have also linked up with the Help for Heroes charity.
And to help raise the profile and awareness of fund-raising efforts, they have signed former player and current Welsh captain and Super League star Jordan james as a club patron.
Former squaddie James (29) took his first pro steps after joining Sheffield Eagles from Rotherham. He then went on to play for Castleford Tigers, Swinton, Wigan and Widnes, before leading newcomers Celtic Crusaders last summer.
Second row James, who served in Iraq with the Royal Marines, is a strong supporter of the charity, whichwas established three years ago to help the wounded servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Iraq. He said: “I’m honoured that I have been selected to become a figurehead for the Giants.
“I hope we can go on and raise a lot of money for the wounded servicemen.”
The sponsorship packages range from £25 to £250 with 50 per cent of all cash raised going to Help For Heroes.