Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is on the lookout for both able & non-able-bodied players as we set about launching our Wheelchair side for 2021.
Using a grant acquired through CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme at the back end of 2020, the Foundation are ready to host the side ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup 2021.
We are inviting players of all abilities and backgrounds to join the side which launches at Woodkirk Academy on Wednesday, 21st April 2021 at 6pm.
This unique training session offers new players the chance to take part in a fast-moving associate of standard Rugby League and will be attended by current international players Lenny Izzard, Wayne Boardman and Ewan Clibbans.
As a Foundation, we offer a wide range of opportunities within the disability game, with our PDRL side reaching the Grand Final at Old Trafford in 2019, while our all-new Wheelchair side is just another tow to our boat.
Wheelchair Rugby League lead, Anthony Baker, admitted he is thrilled to start this new journey ahead of this year’s World Cup.
“I am excited to see the Wheelchair programme grow and give opportunities to men and women that haven’t had the chance to take part in a team sport before,” he explained.
“With the World Cup – held in England – just around the corner, there is no better time to get involved.
“We welcome individuals of any level to take part as this is an inclusive sport and is growing quickly and adds more positivity to the Wakefield Trinity brand.”