Keighley Cougars will formally induct Danny Jones into the club’s Hall of Fame this Friday evening (26th June).
Danny sadly died after suffering a cardiac arrest fourteen minutes into the Kingstone Press League One away fixture against the London Skolars on the 3rd May.
The post-mortem conducted later that week concluded that Danny passed away from a cardiac arrest triggered by hereditary heart disease.
Leaving behind wife Lizzie and young twins Bobby & Phoebe, the support from the Rugby League world and general public on a whole was sensational with the Just Giving fund currently standing at £205,457.80 with a further £38,765.18 waiting in Gift Aid.
Cougars’ Chairman Gary Fawcett said of the induction: “We will be inducting Danny Jones into our Hall of Fame. Danny played over 150 first team games for us and scored over 1,000 points (one of only 5 people to do this for Keighley Cougars).
“It goes without saying that everyone at the club wanted Danny to be in our Hall of Fame so we are expecting a busy and emotional night.”
‘Jonesy’ as he was affectionally known made history in April of this year, as his try in the 54-20 victory away at the Hemel Stags saw him become only the 5th player in the clubs history to reach 1000 points in a Green & Red jersey.
A Welsh international with 14 caps to his name, Danny put in a Man of the Match performance in the 2009 Championship One Grand Final as Keighley secured promotion with a 28-26 victory over the Oldham Roughyeds in Warrington.
Jones’ also was a 2011 Northern Rail Cup runner-up with hometown club Halifax after they were defeated by Leigh Centurions. But, it was his semi-final drop goal in golden point extra time against Featherstone Rovers secured their place in Blackpool
The event will begin at 7.30pm on Friday evening in the club’s Hall of Fame bar and tickets are priced at £5, this includes supper.