Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation PDRL (Physical Disability) kick-off their 2021 season on Sunday, 25th April as they make the short trip to Leeds to face the Rhinos.
Newly-appointed head coach, Lee Whiteley, will lead his first competitive match since taking over last month, whilst this will be his side’s first taste of match action in well over a year due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The suspension of the league at the start of 2020 couldn’t have come at a worse time for the disability setup, with the sport gaining plenty of attention. However, with PDRL booking a spot on the main stage at this year’s World Cup, the sport is finally ready to kick on.
2021 will see six of the competing PDRL teams face off both home and away, with fixtures consisting of a single full, nine-a-side match for 50 minutes.
With a date now in the diary, Trinity will be making the short trip across West Yorkshire to avenge a 22-16 defeat handed by the Rhinos when the two sides last met in 2019.
Speaking upon the start of the new season, Trinity head coach, Lee Whiteley, is eager to get started and cannot wait for the campaign ahead.
“I am delighted that the PDRL season is finally back and we – Wakefield Trinity – cannot wait to get going,” he explained.
“We have had a long layoff due to Covid, so we are glad the season is here, and we can finally play some competitive matches.
“Leeds are a good side, so we know it will be a tough match, but we will just have to wait and see.”
All opening rounds of the new season will be played behind closed doors, however, you can keep up-to-date with news and scores via the Foundation’s social media channels or PDRL England.