Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair team inspiring more players

Throughout October, Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair have been running come and try taster sessions to introduce new players to the game.

After a brilliant season, which has seen the team win the Challenge Cup, League Leaders Shield and just miss out on Grand Final honours, the interest in the team and the wheelchair game has never been higher.

With the support of staff from Leeds Rhinos Foundation, the team have been working hard to attract more people to play the game and the recent sessions have proved successful.  This week saw a well-attended final Come and Try session, which means the future looks good for the Rhinos!

With many who have tried out expressing interest to continue playing, there will be an opportunity for a second team to be formed in the new year, in readiness for the 2023 season. This group has already made significant improvements and Coach, James Simpson,  is looking forward to setting up some games alongside the Super League side, in the new year.

As this was last training session of the year, the team also gave a big send-off to their four international players ahead of the Rugby League World Cup. The tournament starts on Thursday 3rd November, live on BBC2.

Jodie Boyd-Ward will represent Wales and James Simpson, Tom Halliwell and Nathan Collins will represent England.