Danny Jones - Stand offWales RL
|Date Of Birth
|Place Of Birth
|Keighley Cougars, Halifax Panthers, King Cross Park, Ovenden
|Wales RL, Wales Nines
During a League 1 match between Keighley Cougars and London Skolars on 3 May 2015, Danny was substituted in the fourth minute of the game after reporting feeling unwell. Soon after he went into cardiac arrest. He received treatment at the scene by the match doctor and was transferred by air ambulance to the Royal Free Hospital where he subsequently died. A post-mortem revealed that the cardiac arrest was caused by a previous undetected, hereditary, heart disease. Keighley announced on 4 May that the number 6 shirt number worn by Jones during the 2015 season would be retired with immediate effect. The main stand at Cougar Park was named The Danny Jones Stand at the end of May.
Danny's widow, Lizzie, performed the traditional Challenge Cup Final hymn, Abide With Me before the 2015 Challenge Cup Final, to say "thank you to players, fans and officials for their support since her husband's death", Lizzie also sang Danny Boy at the BBC Sports personality of the Year awards on 20 December 2015. She then launched her charity in his name, "The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund" and you can donate by buying our charity publication here - https://rugbyleague.wales/charity-magazine
Please see below for Danny's international record...
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