This Saturday (15th July) is set to be one of the biggest days in the Rugby League calendar as the University of Hull hosts a Central Inclusion festival, featuring three variations of the disability and inclusive game.
Following on from the Inclusivity Round here at Headingley Stadium between Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR on Friday, our Wheelchair and Physical Disability Rugby League teams will join our Learning Disability Super League team in their respective fixtures, and we are encouraging fans to come and show their support.
Disability and Inclusion Coordinator, Ed Bates, said: “We cannot wait to have all 3 teams together this Saturday in Hull. It is a brilliant chance to highlight the inclusivity of Rugby League whilst players from our PDRL, LDSL and wheelchair teams compete and have fun against opponents and friends from other teams in rugby league.”
“The day is sure to be a wonderful occasion with our PDRL and Wheelchair teams looking to make progress in their respective competitions. Whilst our LDSL team continue to make memories on and off the pitch this year!”
“I would encourage anyone in the area to come down and watch first-hand how inclusive Rugby League is!”
Wheelchair Rugby League
All six Betfred Wheelchair Super League sides will compete in a Challenge Cup qualifying tournament at the Allam Sports Centre. The day will be split into two halves, consisting of the Challenge Trophy and Challenge Cup.
Each team will compete in a round robin tournament, with the top two clubs earning their place in this year’s Final at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Sunday August 20.
The Rhinos could become the most successful Wheelchair Challenge Cup side in history should they be victorious again this season, and will begin their title defence against Wigan Warriors before a repeat of last year’s final when they face the Dragons in the second round of fixtures.
Challenge Cup Festival – 1:15pm onwards
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Physical Disability Rugby League
Our PDRL team will be looking to build off the back of their consecutive wins against Wakefield Trinity and Hull KR at the Belle Vue Arena last month.
This festival will take place alongside the LDSL festival on the sports ground opposite the Allam Sports Centre from 11am, with our Rhinos taking on Bradford Bulls (KO-11am) and Salford Red Devils (KO-1pm)
Learning Disability Super League
This weekend, our Community Integrated Care LDSL team will be participating in their fourth festival of the year, with the action kicking off from 11am.
The team will take on other teams from their area, alongside our PDRL team on the outdoor sports ground.
Wheelchair Trophy competition, 10.30am-1pm
Betfred Wheelchair Challenge Cup, 1.15pm-4pm
PDRL and LDSL Festivals, 11am-1pm
University of Hull, The Allam Sport Centre, Inglemire Lane, Kingston upon Hull, England, HU6 7TS
We are encouraging spectators to come and show their support, whilst experiencing the best that Disability and Inclusive Rugby League has to offer.
The Central Inclusion Rounds are a brilliant day to showcase the inclusivity of the game and are a great way to introduce people to the different variations.
Entry is free for all spectators.
All parking information for the day can be found HERE.