Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

LDSL play out their dreams in Newcastle

The Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League made even more ground yesterday as Wakefield Trinity featured in the 2022 Magic Weekend.

Following a huge couple of years for the sport, which has seen them take centre stage already, clubs from up and down the country set off for St. James’ Park as they showed off their skills in front of thousands of fans at half-time of St Helens’ game against Wigan.

After a busy morning of playing outside the stadium, the teams lined up to take the 52,000-seater stadium by storm, featuring in a game between their fellow sides, creating lasting memories for those on the pitch.

Fuelled by adrenaline, Trinity took on Leeds Rhinos at the far left corner, scoring tries and making big breaks, roared on by the Wakefield supporters housed in the Leazes Stand.

Tired bodies and weary minds was the last thing they were thinking about though, and after the games had concluded, the teams took part in a pitch parade, soaking in the applause as they made their way around the stadium.

This event was, once again, a huge achievement for the sport as Super League and the RFL look to create lasting memories for those involved.

Living out fairytales is the name of the game, and speaking after touching down on the hallowed turf of St. James’ Park, Trinity’s Ben Gommersall said, “It was a surreal experience.

“Getting to walk out in front of thousands of fans to play the sport I love was everything I could have dreamed of, but to score a try, was the icing on the cake.

“It was an unbelievable moment.”

You can, too, take part in our LDSL programme at Wakefield Trinity by emailing charlie.doherty@wakefieldtrinity.com.

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