Members of Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Learning Disability Rugby League team received recognition for all of their efforts during the first season of the LD Super League with a glitzy awards ceremony ahead of the 2019 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.
Team Manager Ben Berry took his team to join the eleven other participating clubs at the glitzy ceremony, which paid tribute to the stars of the ground-breaking new competition, which has enjoyed huge success in its first year.
“It was a fantastic event enjoyed by all our players and staff and a fitting end to what has been a wonderful first season of the LD Super League,” said Berry
“We would like to thank Community Integrated Care and Super League for being so supportive of our players and giving them the chance to witness the Grand Final live, which will no doubt live long in their memories.”
Run in partnership with Community Integrated Care, the LD Super League has promoted inclusion and has provided participants with some unforgettable experiences, as well as the chance to play an adapted form of rugby and meet new friends whilst representing their favourite club.
Hosted by Sky Sports presenter Angela Powers, the end of season celebration saw each player receive a certificate and participants medal, which were presented by present and former greats of the sport including ex-Rhinos star Lee Smith.
There was also a memorable moment for Rhinos player Mitchell Woodham, who stepped out on the famous Old Trafford pitch pre-match to share his story to the thousands of rugby league fans in attendance.
Woodham said: “I had an amazing time at Old Trafford and it was great to give an interview on how I’m enjoying being part of the side and how playing in the LD Super League has influenced my life over the past few months.
“It was nerve-wracking being in front of so many people but I enjoyed the day and it was great to see all the teams being congratulated on what they have achieved.”
Thank you to our partners Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors for their continued support of our Learning Disability Rugby League team.