July 3, 2019


One of many success stories coming out of The Mobile Rocket Stadium in Wakefield over the last 18 months has been the growth of Wakefield Trinity Community Trust’s Disability Rugby League programme focussing on the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities.

Local Rugby League volunteer David Whitworth, an employee of DHL Whitwood, recommended the Charity to his organisation who have a policy to support local charities wherever possible. On hearing about the growth of Learning Disability Super League and Physical Disability Rugby League, Allen Jones, Contract Operations Manager at DHL Whitwood was keen to add value to the existing provision with a £500 contribution that will ensure the programme continues to be free to access for participants.

DHL (Deutsche Post DHL Group) is the world’s leading logistics company who deliver over 1.5 billion parcels annually with over 380,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories globally.

Allen Jones said, “We were made aware of the work Wakefield Trinity Community Trust deliver in the communities they serve and it was impressive to hear about the impact they have. As a Rugby League fan I’m a huge believer in using the sport as a tool for positive outcomes and thanks to David Whitworth the Trust were brought to our attention.”

Craig Shepherd said, “We are delighted that DHL have chosen to partner with us. Meeting Allen and David, I found that their core values match ours and we are grateful to receive their backing, hopefully the first of many projects together as we build our relationship.”

If you would like to find out more information on any of the impactful projects we are involved with, please get in touch via email – craig.shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com or call 01924 211611.