RUGBY star Mike Tindall has urged people to get involved with the Try-Athlon event taking place at Sixways Stadium later this month.

The event is being run by Sport Parkinson’s and aims to get people to try all kinds of new activities from ballet to boxing, computer games to radio presenting.

Former England Rugby captain Tindall, who is married to Princess Anne's daughter Zara, is a patron of Cure Parkinson’s and has now taken to Twitter to pledge his support for the Try-athlon.

He wrote: “If you can support this in anyway then please do.

“It’s a great way to get involved and interact with people with Parkinson’s and find out more about what they have to go through.

“A great day of sport that will get you ready for the 1st Lion’s test!”

Earlier this year Tindall spoke about his father’s battle with the disease, after he was diagnosed in 2003 and more recently suffered from colitis and a back operation.

He said: “When you start adding those things up, they’ve made a massive change over the last 10 years, whereas before that, you know, it was a lot slower process.”

On the support his mother provides he added: “My mum’s missed companionship, really – being able to go and see someone else, because she doesn’t feel now that she’s comfortable leaving my dad alone.”

Director of Sport Parkinson’s Charlie Appleyard, who was diagnosed in 2016, said: “We are hoping that the event will allow people to see the great community teams, trainers and creators in action and learn about all the brilliant options to exercise for the brain out there and get new contacts.

Co-owner of Worcester Warriors Jason Whittingham said he is proud to be supporting Sport Parkinson’s in hosting this new event.

He added: “Everyday I take inspiration from my friend, Charlie Appleyard, on his drive, commitment and continued energy in promoting the benefits of exercise, and participation in sport, of those affected by Parkinson’s Disease.

“As a community club we are pleased to be able to partner with Sport Parkinson’s in hosting this major event.

“We look forward to welcoming participants, their families and supporters from Worcestershire, across the United Kingdom and countries further afield to Sixways and hope that they enjoy the fantastic facilities we have here.”

The event starts at 10am on Saturday July 24 and tickets can be purchased through the Worcester Warriors website.