Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Advent Calendar Day 10 | Learning Disability Rugby League

Day ten of our Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation Advent Calendar looks back at a successful year for our Learning Disability Rugby League side.

Following a year of cancellations, 2021 brought a fresh dose of optimism for our LDSL side, as training returned and the chance to take part in festivals was very much on the agenda for the start of the new year.

With Eastmoor Dragons’ facilities still very much available, the side stepped away from Zoom and stepped back out onto the field for their very first training session of 2021 back in March.

With a few sessions under their belt, the team returned to festival action in August, hosting Castleford Tigers, Leeds Rhinos and Featherstone Rovers at Eastmoor.

This was just the start of what proved to be a very busy couple of months for the team, with the season reaching its finale in September as the sport made history.

Over 200 players and 13 teams made their way to the newly opened York St John’s University Sports Centre to encapsulate all that is good with the game, fun, enjoyment, and, for the first time in a while, the opportunity to meet with friends.

Now, looking ahead to 2022, the Foundation aims to make LDSL even bigger and better, with opportunities to join our side now open.

Speaking on a very busy year for our LDRL set-up, Charlie Doherty, said, “As a Foundation, we are really pleased with our current learning disability side.

“2021 has brought fresh challenges and I believe that, as a collective, we have dealt with them and are a thousand times stronger.

“We can’t wait to see even more festivals as we enter 2022!”

For more information, please email our Rugby League & Inclusion Officer, Charlie Doherty, at charlie.doherty@wakefieldtrinity.com.

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