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COVENTRY Jets have announced the start of a long-term partnership with the charity Macmillan Cancer Support which will kick-off this month with the first ever Macmillan Bowl.

Jets general manager Adam Biggs has revealed the home league opener against the West Coast Trojans on Sunday, April 22, will be run in conjunction with Macmillan with all gate receipts donated to the charity.

The game, taking place at Coventry Saracens RFC, in Bredon Avenue, is scheduled to start at 3pm.

Macmillan fundraising manager Mandy Spraggett said: "I've never been to a game before but I've seen clips on the TV. I'm very excited to be a part of this and I'm looking forward to continuing working with the Jets in the future."

In the coming months the Jets will be supporting the opening of Macmillan's new Cancer Information Centre on the May 31 in George Eliot Hospital, as well as taking part in the Macmillan Bedworth Park to Pit walk on May 27.

For further details on Macmillan, visit their website www.macmillan.org.uk. * The Jets have received a major boost to their offensive line with the signing of Michael Billinghurst from the Berkshire Renegades. Billinghurst, another alumni of the Coventry University Jets, joins Chris Hobbs as the second transfer to arrive with the Jets during the off-season.

"I'm very happy to join this highly successful club and really looking forward to taking advantage of all the coaches' and other players' experience" said Billinghurst.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 13, 2012
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