Wakefield Trinity PDRL are proud to announce the signing of ex- England Half-Back, Jamie Rooney, who at 38 has been known to pull on his boots for local amateur club, Featherstone Lions.
During Rooney’s previous spell at the Wakefield Trinity he made 150 appearances and scored over 900 points. His son Brennan has Cerebral Palsy and many fundraising events took place during his time at Wakefield to support his care.
That was a key reason for wanting to be a part of the Physical Disability RL team as an able-bodied player as Jamie explains, “The support locally for Brennan was outstanding and having a son who is severely disabled I know the struggles and to be given the chance for people with disabilities to play the sport with their own set of rules is amazing. It’s inspirational and something I’m looking forward to watch grow and maybe Brennan will pull on the famous Trinity shirt one day just like his Dad.”
Two able-bodied players can take the field at any one time with a clear directive to help the game flow. They cannot score tries or kick in play and must not run more than ten metres but can compete in a full contact environment against disabled athletes who are cleared to play.
The first ‘Open Session’ takes place on Saturday 3rd March at The Mobile Rocket Stadium, Wakefield, WF1 5EY from 9am. If you are interested or know someone that might be please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org