Watching now | Sport

Swimming For Rob Burrow

Dave Merrick, a former rugby league referee has taken on a tough swim challenge to raise cash for the Leeds Hospitals Charity appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND.
He plans to swim around a mile a day to reach his target of completing 60 miles in the pool by Christmas Eve.
Dave said he chose the 60 mile target as it is roughly the distance between Pontefract and Old Trafford in Manchester, a journey Rob - also of Pontefract - made many times in his playing career with Leeds Rhinos.

Up next