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 and get back onto the pitch by playing in this adapted full-contact version of the sport. 

We 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, with more players than ever attending training on a weekly basis.

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. This initiative has put them back on track and playing their rugby again.

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. 


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


Monday evenings – 6:30-8pm