Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Saints in Town for Brown's Big Day; Rugby League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Saints in Town for Brown's Big Day; Rugby League

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BETFRED Super League club St Helens will visit Kingston Park on Sunday, February 5 when a "select" side takes on Newcastle Thunder in a special testimonial game for the North East club's centre Joe Brown.

The current co-captain has been granted a testimonial fixture in recognition of 10 year's service to rugby league and has used his contacts to set up the high-profile fixture.

Kicking off at 3.00, it will be the headline attraction of a full day celebrating the Jamaican international's career and the sport in general at Kingston Park, with a wealth of community activity complementing the match.

Starting with an acknowledgement of Brown's tireless work in coaching at grassroots levels, the day begins with an mini's nines festival, which will feature teams from across the region playing on the main Kingston Park Stadium pitch.

All participants will then stay on for the main event before the day draws to a close with a fixture between Gateshead Storm and a North East Select XIII. …

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