12th April 2021, 19:42 | wheelchair

Wakefield Trinity eyeing recruits for new Wheelchair team

Wakefield Trinity eyeing recruits for new Wheelchair team

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are on the look-out for both able and non-able-bodied players ahead of launching their Wheelchair side for 2021.

Using a grant acquired through CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme at the back end of 2020, the Wakefield Trinity Foundation are introducing a Wheelchair unit to their teams ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup 2021.

The club are inviting players of all abilities and backgrounds to join the side which launches at Woodkirk Academy on Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 6pm.

This unique training session offers new players the chance to take part in a fast-moving associate of standard Rugby League and will be attended by current international players Lenny Izzard, Wayne Boardman and Ewan Clibbans.

As a Foundation, Wakefield offer a wide range of opportunities within the disability game, with their PDRL side reaching the Grand Final at Old Trafford in 2019.

Wheelchair Rugby League lead, Anthony Baker, admitted he is thrilled to start this new journey ahead of this year’s World Cup.

“I am excited to see the Wheelchair programme grow and give opportunities to men and women that haven't had the chance to take part in a team sport before,” he explained.

“With the World Cup – held in England – just around the corner, there is no better time to get involved.

“We welcome individuals of any level to take part as this is an inclusive sport and is growing quickly and adds more positivity to the Wakefield Trinity brand.”


What: WTCF Wheelchair side

Where: Woolin Sports Hall, Woodkirk Academy, Tingley, Wakefield, WT3 1JQ

When: Wednesday 21st April – (6-7:30pm)