Following their epic 48-34 victory in the Challenge Cup Final yesterday, Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair are opening up their training sessions in July and would like to invite new players to come along and give the sport a try!
Starting from Wednesday 6th July, the team will run social sessions every week at Leeds Beckett University from 7-7:45pm for anyone who fancies jumping in a chair and having a go with Rhinos’ Player-Coach James Simpson, who will help teach you the basic skills in a relaxed environment.
Whether you’re an experienced rugby league player in the running game looking for a brand-new challenge or you have never picked up a rugby ball before and just looking for a fun way to stay active, we want YOU to come join our team!
Everyone can play Wheelchair Rugby and it is the most inclusive sport in the world, played by both disabled and non-disabled athletes of any age, gender or ability!
Wheelchair Rugby League is an adapted variation of the running provides a unique opportunity where brothers, sisters, family friends, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, work colleagues, friends etc. can all play together on the same team and also compete against each other.
With five players on a team, tackles are made by taking the attached tag or flag and conversions are scored by punching the ball from a tee over mini-rugby posts.
Wheelchairs will be provided at the venue, but anyone who already has a sports wheelchair is welcome to bring their own. Please note, Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
These ‘Come and Try’ sessions are free to attend every Wednesday throughout July and all you have to do is simply turn up on the night! If you have any questions or would like more information about the sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and Try Wheelchair Rugby League
Date: Every Wednesday in July
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Churchwood Avenue, LS6 3QQ