July 22, 2023

Disability RL celebrated through Inclusion Round

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to confirm that our Physical Disability & Learning disability sides will be in action next Sunday as part of our Inclusion Round.

Following its rise as one of the most inclusive sports in the country, Rugby League has taken Disability sport to the next level in recent years, with PDRL & LDSL becoming one of the most loved and respected variations within the sport.

After starting just a matter of years ago, Wakefield Trinity PDRL has taken on a life of its own, competing at the highest level, week in and week out, against some of the best teams in the country.

Since its introduction, Trinity has built a formidable squad, reaching back-to-back Grand Finals in 2021 & 2022, just being pipped to the post by Warrington Wolves & Leeds Rhinos, respectively.

Following their resounding success, eight Trinity #PDRL players were selected to play for the respective countries at the first-ever PDRL World Cup last October, with Ben Nicholson, Adam Fleming, Callum Parkinson, Darren Dean and John Clements all representing England, whilst David Jones played his part for Wales.

Lee Whiteley & Emma Kirke were also involved in the set-up of New Zealand as England took the tournament by storm, celebrating their crown with a special performance in the final, lifting the World Cup for the very first time.

Alongside PDRL, the Club also boasts an extremely successful Learning Disability side, who travel up and down the country to compete in festivals against fellow Super League & Championship clubs.

Based on enjoyment, the sport has taken the game by storm in recent years, with the majority of professional clubs introducing a side, with many more on the horizon.

Led by Gareth Ramsey, the side now has over 18 players, who lace up their boots and pull on the famous jersey to represent the club they adore, a spectacle that isn’t one to be missed.

To celebrate this further, Wakefield Trinity & the Community Foundation will be displaying all that is good about PDRL and LDSL next weekend as part of our second-ever Inclusion Round.

Lee Whiteley and his side will be facing their old foe as Warrington come to town alongside their Men’s team, with our LDSL side facing both Sheffield Eagles and Warrington Wolves in a festival-style format on the pitch, with both games kicking off at 4:45pm.

To be a part of this incredible celebration, please secure your place by clicking HERE.

We would also like to mention our incredible sponsors, Medequip UK, Farrar Bamforth, Limetree Mortgage Solutions, Centurion Traffic Management, Nujum Sports, Millpark Construction, RBP Services, Age UK Wakefield District & Community Integrated Care.