Paul Sculthorpe

ESRG Ambassador Paul Sculthorpe to conduct Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draw

ESRG Group Ambassador and former Great Britain and St Helens star Paul Sculthorpe MBE and television presenter Chris Kamara will conduct the draw for the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup live on BBC 2 at St Helens on Sunday June 28.

Scully won the Challenge Cup with St Helens four times in 2001, 2004, 2006 and in his final game for the club in 2008. He is legendary for scoring over 1,300 career points for Saints and Warrington in addition to being the only player to win back-to-back Man of Steel awards.

Scully says ‘I’m delighted to be asked to make the draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finals. Many of my greatest career highlights have been in the Challenge Cup, in fact go as far to say the highlight of my career was captaining St Helens to victory over our arch rivals Wigan at the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff in 2004. So while delighted to be doing the draw, envious of the 68 players who will be fighting it out for a place at Wembley in August!

“It will be great to share the occasion with one of the real characters in any sport Chris Kamara! Kammy is a Ladbrokes ambassador, and a great coupe to further promote our great game. See you on the Beeb Sunday!”

Former footballer and manager, Kamara played for teams such as Bradford City, Stoke City and Leeds United in the 70s, 80s and 90s. The television personality and Ladbrokes Challenge Cup ambassador can now be seen presenting popular Saturday night show Ninja Warrior UK and offering his unique perspective on Goals on Sunday.

The BBC will broadcast the semi-final draw on BBC 2 on Sunday June 28 following the completion of the quarter-final tie, St Helens v Widnes Vikings (4.00pm kick-off).