In 2022 Wigan Warriors fielded teams for Learning Disability Rugby League, Physical Disability Rugby League and Wheelchair Rugby League.
LDRL (Learning Disability Rugby League) is a variant of the game developed to ensure people with a learning disability can access and enjoy playing the game of Rugby League. This accessible offer is open to any individuals who have a learning disability or an associated condition. The emphasis in LDRL is on enjoyment, it is generally non-competitive and completely inclusive. The activities are delivered with a view to developing the participants skills and confidence while providing new challenges and opportunities.
This format was born out of PDRL (Physical Disability Rugby League) in 2018. It was created to meet the diverse requirements of Rugby League players with disabilities, ensuring no individual is excluded from accessing Rugby League and to provide a team-sport experience to those who previously would not have had such an opportunity.
The Warriors also launched their first Wheelchair Rugby League side in October 2021, adding to their disability Rugby League offer.
In 2022, it was another fantastic year for our LDRL side, as well as our PDRL side who finished the season in third place. Our Wheelchair team also put in a fantastic showing and find themselves in the Play-Off Semi Final this weekend (18th September) with a chance to reach the Grand Final in their inaugural year of competition.
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