25th July 2017, 09:21 | masters

Never too old for Masters!

Never too old for Masters!

This weekend's Masters fixtures showed once again that age is not a limitation on players turning out to play their favourite game – Rugby League.

Guiseley, in only their second game, were the visitors at Wyke's annual gala day which always includes a Masters game.

As the players assembled, Huddersfield legend from the 1960s and 1970s, Frank Davies, at the age of 71 announced he would definitely take to the field for his first ever game of Masters.

With two replacement knees, Frank clearly enjoyed playing as his stated intention just to play 5 minutes turned in 20 minutes per half!

"I've been thinking of doing this for a few years but decided today I must get out there," Frank explained.

"I have loved every minute and just being back as part of a team and in the changing room has been fantastic!"

Across the county, another septuagenarian, Tony Collins made his contribution to Huddersfield (Giants) ex-players Masters as they hosted Birkenshaw Masters on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

At 74, Tony is a regular member of this star-studded team of ex-professional players who play Masters at pace and with skill, but also in the best Masters spirit.

As soon as lads reach their 35th birthday, they can play Masters Rugby League …but there is not a maximum age!

Crosfields Masters polos say "Age is but a number" and Leigh Miners polos add "Never too old!"

Too true with Frank and Tony still years behind our senior Master, Blackpool's Jim Airnes at 82 years of age!

To find out more on how to get involved with Masters Rugby League, which is for anyone over the age of 35, email Paul: mastersrugbyleague@gmail.com.

Tony Collins