Straight off the back of their involvement in the gameday activities at the Salford Red Devils home game, the Leeds Rhinos Learning Disability Super League team were once again given the opportunity to share the limelight with their Super League heroes by taking part in a half-time match with their counterparts from Hull KR during Friday’s first team clash at Sewell Group Craven Park.
This was another very special occasion for the players provided by Hull KR Foundation as part of their celebrations for Super League’s Community Integrated Care Rounds, which have given clubs a platform to demonstrate the importance of their social inclusion work and the life-changing experiences this creates.
Before they could get into their games there were some important pre-match duties for the LDSL players attend to, with both squad joining forces to form the Guard of Honour and flag bearers welcoming the first team players to the field. They were then able to enjoy an entertaining first half of action between the Robins and the Rhinos from the stands, before it was soon time to take to the field themselves and showcase their skills in front of the blockbuster crowd.
There was a huge show of the support from the stands with players from both teams being cheered on as they put on a wonderful spectacle of Learning Disability Rugby League during the interval, scoring some great tries and creating plenty more memories for life.
Once the games had come to a close, participants were given one final opportunity to take on the applause of the watching spectators by completing a lap of honour around the final which finished with a rousing rendition of ‘Marching for Together’ being bellowed from the travelling Rhinos faithful as they made their way back to their seats for the second half.
A huge thank you to Hull KR Foundation for giving our Rhinos LDSL players this exciting opportunity to be part of their matchday activities and to club photographer Matthew Merrick, who was on hand to capture the best of the action on a truly special evening for the team.
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We are always looking for new players to join our Leeds Rhinos Learning Disability Super League team!
The team trains every other Friday at Leeds Rugby Academy in Kirkstall, 3-4pm.
If you think you may be eligible to play or know someone who might be interesting in Learning Disability Rugby League, please do enquire for a consultation and further details to see if it’s for you or them. Email our Team Manager Ed Bates on firstname.lastname@example.org.