Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation take part in a day of inclusivity, with both our PDRL and Wheelchair sides took to the pitch on Sunday.
2023 has somewhat become a new era for Trinity’s Disability RL set-up, now boasting three sides across a busy programme, with all of our teams taking part in multiple festivals situated across the year.
This weekend was no different as our PDRL side took part in their third festival of the year, whilst our Wheelchair side headed to York to take part in their inclusivity festival.
Following four competitive games to start the 2023 competition, Wakefield Trinity Physical Disability Rugby League was sitting pretty at the top of the PDRL standings, taking maximum points from the opening two festivals.
With that in mind, Trinity headed to Bradford in good spirits as they prepared to face Hull KR & Castleford in games six & seven of the season, respectively.
With the sun beating down on the early morning games, Wakefield started the game brightly, Darren Dean opening the scoring before Trinity took full control in the contest as the game progressed, claiming a 32-6 victory.
With the wind in their sails, Trinity was full of confidence heading into their second game of the day, taking on near-neighbours, Castleford Tigers.
However, the Tigers struck first, dotting down early in the match to take a six-point lead. Wakefield bounced back well, though, and it didn’t take Trinity long to find their feet in the latter stages of the game, kicking on to take a hard-fought 24-6 victory.
Those two wins consolidated Trinity’s reign at the top of the league as we look to go one better in 2023.
Following the recent success of our first-ever Wheelchair RL match against Sheffield Eagles, Trinity looked to build on the mountain of progress made throughout 2023 as they headed to York.
Celebrating a day of inclusion, the York RLFC Foundation hosted an ‘Inclusivity Day’ to mark how far the game has progressed for the disability sector. Throughout this, both LDRL & Wheelchair RL was played simultaneously outside the LNER Stadium, making good use of the new facilities.
Throughout a sea of colourful club kits, Trinity repped their new strip for the first time, flying the flag for the club in the Wheelchair competition.
Still new & finding their feet within the sport, Trinity fared well on the day, picking up their first-ever victory over Hull KR as well as a defeat and a draw against North Wales Crusaders and York RLFC, respectively.
This festival made considerable strides in the disability game, and we thank York RLFC Foundation for their hospitality and invitation.
Our Disability RL programme is proudly sponsored by Medequip UK.