12 Jan 2022

Kevin Sinfield presented with OBE

Kevin Sinfield presented with OBE

Rugby League legend Kevin Sinfield has received his OBE from the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture service at Windsor Castle.

Sinfield was in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2021 for services to Rugby League and Charity Fundraising.

The 41-year-old was joined by his wife Jayne at the special service today.

In December 2020, Sinfield led a team that raised more than £2.7m for motor neurone disease (MND) research by running seven marathons in seven days.

He was a long-time team mate Leeds Rhinos with Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with MND in 2019.

In November 2021, Sinfield completed another gruelling event in aid of MND research, running 101 miles in 24 hours and raising more than £2m.

He set off on the run from Welford Road, home of the rugby union side Leicester Tigers, whose coaching staff he joined last year.

The run ended in Leeds at Headingley, home of the Rhinos, where he played for 18 years, many of those alongside Burrow.

Sinfield has now raised almost £5m with his fundraising efforts for MND.

The former England captain was also appointed MBE in 2014, a year before he retired from playing.