A YOUNG rugby league player is taking on a half marathon challenge for his club.

Jake Hallas, 12, who plays for Dodworth Miners’ Welfare, will take on the 13-mile run on February 25.

He and his family are asking for donations to help the rugby league outfit pay for new equipment.

His dad, Paul, said: “He just wanted to raise some money for the team.

“He’s well into fitness and runs three times a week – the other week he ran 11 miles so was only two short of the half marathon.

“I suggested that he goes for it and use it as a way to help the team.”

On the day he will be joined by fellow team members, with some running part of the length with him, while others bike alongside.

“He’s been playing rugby for two years and is quite fast,” Paul added.

“Since then he’s been really interested in running and fitness.

“I just think it’s great that he wants to go out and do something for his team.”