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Headway Cycle Challenge: David Jackson

Headway Cycle Challenge

David Jackson, the most capped player and top try scorer for Nottingham Rugby, will be cycling from Headingley stadium to Meadow Lane, for the Green King IPA Championship fixture between Nottingham and Leeds in aid of the charity, Headway.

David will be setting off in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 30th March, approximately at 5:30am, in order to cycle over 80 miles in time for the 3pm kick off at Meadow Lane. As part of the journey David will be calling at Clifton Lane at approximately 10am for a refreshment break and we are asking supporters to come give him a warm Rotherham welcome in his challenge!

David had to retire from professional rugby due to a head injury back in December 2013. He is hoping to raise awareness of head injuries in sports and raise money for the brain injury association – Headway.

Since retiring from rugby Jackson has taken up an office role within Nottingham Rugby, and found it difficult adjusting to life after professional rugby and at the time of writing is still suffering from headaches and blurred vision associated with post concussion syndrome.

“I want to help raise some money for a charity that is obviously close to my heart because of the way I had to retire from professional rugby. I’ve been lucky that the neurological specialist I saw said that from the MRI and CT scans that I had, I shouldn’t have any longer terms effects from my concussions.

“Other people with head injuries are not so lucky and have immediate life changing effects when the brain is damaged or longer term brain issues. Headway charity supports people suffering from head injuries and I would like to help raise money in order to help them in their support of people with head injuries,” explained Jackson.

So please come on down and help support our larger rugby family or donate via the following link http://www.justgiving.com/nottinghamrugby

The minis will be training and the under 15s & 16s have matches and the bar will be open for breakfasts.

So come on down and be part of the wider rugby family!