FUNERAL arrangements have been confirmed for Birkenshaw Bluedogs player Max Blakeley, who collapsed and died during a Yorkshire Men’s League game against Heworth last Saturday.

His life will be celebrated on Friday, August 3 at 12.15pm at St Paul of The Cross RC Church in Cleckheaton.

The service will be followed by a private interment and refreshments at Cleckheaton Sports Club, home of Cleckheaton Rugby Union Club who Max also played for.

His family request that those attending wear either rugby shirts or brightly coloured tops.

Donations can be made to Help for Heroes and the Danny Jones Defibrillator fund.

A JustGiving site set up by the RFL Benevolent Fund has already raised over £500 for Max's family.