- Wigan Warriors to launch new playing offers.
- Physical and Learning Disability Rugby League comes to the town.
Wigan Warriors are delighted to work with the Rugby Football League to create new playing opportunities in Physical Disability and Learning Disability Rugby League.
Chairman of PDRL and LDRL John Welch stated:
“We are delighted that Wigan Warriors are embracing physical and learning disability rugby league. The opportunity for players to play that would not ordinarily exist is a great concept and a big step forward for PDRL and LDRL”.
Community Innovation Manager, Anthony Atherton added:
“We first met with John and PDRL a while ago and expressed our interest to make this offer available in the town. The Rugby Football League have been very supportive and offered us some good guidance on setting the activity up. We’ll be working closely with New Spring Ability Lions who have been providing some great opportunities in the town”
WHAT IS Disability Rugby League?
Disability Rugby League is a mixture of non-contact and full contact Rugby League and can be played by anyone aged 6+ through to adults or any age and of either gender, provided they have a disability.
Each squad will consist of 13 players with each team permitted nine players. The nine players on each team will consist of seven players with a physical disability and two able-bodied players who do not have physical disabilities. It is a running format of Rugby League which involves both full contact and touch tackle options, for all players who have physical disabilities. Barrie McDermott and Adam Hills are part of the Management Group overseeing the development of PDRL, with the Group chaired by John Welch.
To launch the team, an open session will take place at Ince Rose Bridge, on Wednesday 25th July starting at 5:30pm.
Players should register their interest to play by booking via THIS LINK