KEIGHLEY Cougars' squad put smiles on faces when they paid a visit to Airedale Hospital following the captain’s run for Sunday’s victory over Coventry Bears.

Members of the Cougars playing, coaching and backroom staff descended en mass to Airedale to visit Keighley support Jamie Feather on ICU as well as paying a visit downstairs to the children’s ward.

Young Cougars fan Jamie has been on ICU at Airedale for nearly six months and has been unable to attend the clubs first two games off the season against Whitehaven and Coventry.

Club videographer David Kirkley has made sure Jamie hasn’t missed out on any of the action in that time by sending him copies of the games on DVD with Jamie’s best friend Ashley, and parents Richard and Suan, face timing Jamie the action straight from Cougar Park.

The Cougars also brought both Jamie and Ashley a selection of Keighley Cougars goodies so they can wear their colours with pride around the hospital.

Speaking of the Cougars visit to Jamie, ICU sister Helen Callan said: “We were all to have the Cougars visiting and what a boost it was for Jamie.

“We had tears in their eyes when all the Cougars walked in and Jamie’s face lit up.

“He’s been here with us at Airedale since October, so the Cougars visit was fantastic for him.”

During their visit to Airedale, the Cougars also spent time on the children’s ward to see some of the hospitals younger patients.

While visiting the ward, the Cougars players and staff sat and both chatted and played with the youngsters as well as handing out a selection of branded merchandise that had been kindly donated by David and Margaret Procter from the Keighley Cougars Squadbuilder fund.