February 27, 2018

Nigel Wight Returns for PDRL

When Nigel Wright signed for Wigan from Wakefield Trinity in 1993 he was the most expensive teenager in the game of Rugby League. Wigan paid £140,000 for him and he played his part in their Championship winning team in his first season. 

Fast forward to 2018 and Nigel owns a gym in London whilst also being Director of Rugby for amateur club South London Silverbacks. Despite being removed from his Wakefield home he is still a regular spectator at many Trinity games.

Being back at the club that gave him his first professional opportunity is exciting, not least because he’ll be donning the Trinity colours for the Physical Disability team as an able-bodied player.

Nigel said, “What a great concept PDRL is to give people with disabilities the chance to play our wonderful game, it’s amazing.”

“It’s a pleasure to be involved and wanted to help in any way I could so by getting out there and helping people fulfil their dreams is an honour.”

“Hopefully PDRL continues to grow and more teams get involved, I’ve heard Wigan are getting a team together but this time I’m not available for transfer.”

With only a few days remaining until the first ‘open session’ on Saturday 3rd March we would urge those who would like to ‘Give PDRL a TRY’ to get in touch with the Wakefield Trinity Community Trust on craig.shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com