A GROUP of nine Driffield Rugby Club Has Beens are taking on a 10km open water swim in aid of My Name'5 Doddie Foundation on Saturday August 19.

DRUFC Has Beens Swimming Association was set up by DRUFC stalwarts Dangerous Dave Senior, Mark Shandy Longworth, Chris GB Conway and Marvellous Mike Bailey to help improve and maintain collective fitness levels post lockdown.

The Group meet regularly at Hatfield Water Park in Doncaster at the well run SwimYourSwim sessions.

READ MORE: Free entry to venues in the Borders during Doors Open Days

Numbers peak in the Summer when more backs are tempted by fairer weather and warmer water temperatures.

Mark said: "Rugby is in our blood but the years have taken their toll and the joints and muscles aren’t working as well as they used to.

“Always up for a challenge we have decided to swim 10km and help raise funds for The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation."

READ MORE: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after 125-feet fall

"Supported by SwimYourSwim we plan to complete a 10km swim in 5 hours either individually (mad forwards) or as part of relay squads and have chosen Doddie's Foundation due to his inspirational character and obvious links to the game we love."