In a new written series, we want to delve deeper into why our participants love Disability Rugby League. Over the past few years, our sides have gone from strength to strength, playing a curtain-raiser at both Old Trafford and Anfield, while we watched three of our PDRL participants embark on a trip of a lifetime to Australia, shown exclusively on Amazon Prime.
Please see our next Q&A with LDSL participant, Jemma Fearn…
How would you Explain your Love for LDRL?
I love playing for LDSL to make new friends and play with the same Team as my Dad.
How did you get into LDSL? What is Your Journey?
I was watching my Dad play and I wanted to get involved. I also saw quite a few other girls were doing it as well, so I was really keen to be involved.
How has the sport impacted your life, personally?
Since I have joined the team, I have made loads of new friends as well as seeing the physical benefits. The training sessions are very enjoyable every Monday evening as well as the festivals dotted throughout the season. My Dad and I look forward to going to these events.
What does it mean to you to play LDSL? Both in training and Festivals.
It makes me happy to play for a great LDSL team in Wakefield and it makes me very excited to play rugby. The sessions are excellent, and I love playing in festivals. I also like to make new friends.
Are there any memories, or times you look back with fondness or pride?
It was when we went to the Grand Final at Old Trafford for the awards. That was incredible. I am also looking forward to playing this Sunday at York.
What is your biggest ambition when it comes to Rugby League?
I would like to represent Wakefield at Old Trafford.
If you would like to get involved with our LDSL side, please email email@example.com.