Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s PDRL side is one of the charity’s most exciting ventures, provided disabled players with the opportunity to represent the Rhinos by playing in this adapted full-contact version of the sport. 

The Foundation have been a pioneering force in the game, from taking part in the first ever Physical Disability Rugby League match to be played in the UK against Warrington Wolves in February 2018. Since then, the team has gone from strength to strength, on and off the pitch.

Our side, led by the coaching group of Dan Roberts, Keiran Hickman and Simon Brown includes players with a variety of disabilities including cerebral palsy, visual impairment, and limb amputation, but nothing stops them from playing the sport they live and breathe.

The Leeds Rhinos PDRL team is part of the charity’s commitment to making rugby league accessible to all parts of the community and promoting all forms of the game.

Beyond winning and losing, the best part about PDRL is the fantastic community that has been built and lifelong friendships forged between the teams. 

Running on a weekly basis, our current Junior sessions are led by members of our Senior PDRL programme. By providing these positive role models with similar disabilities we are enabling Junior PDRL participants to see the international and regional playing offers that are available to them as they embark on playing PDRL and progress through life.

Both Senior and Junior PDRL training is open to all participants with a physical disability.


Leeds Rugby Academy, Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BW


Monday evenings – 6:30-8pm (Junior – 5:30-6:30pm)