After several weeks of discussions we are proud to announce that Wakefield Trinity are a partner club of Welsh Disability Rugby League going into the 2021 World Cup and beyond.
Part of the support provided will be to aid Wales in helping to develop their Physical Disability Rugby League team ahead of the 2021 World Cup in the UK. Their Learning Disability provision has already begun and Wakefield Trinity’s Disability RL Lead, Craig Fisher, will provide sessions in North Wales initially along with members of the current Wakefield Trinity LDSL squad.
In May 2020, several Community Integrated Care LD Super League clubs have already been invited to a festival in Wales including Wakefield Trinity, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and St Helens. Other clubs are also welcome.
Craig Fisher, Disability RL Lead at Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation, said, “I think I speak for every section of Wakefield Trinity’s disability section when I say that this collaboration will benefit both parties going into 2021 and beyond. I have strong connections personally with Welsh Rugby League, being a coach for the Dragonhearts, so to be given the opportunity to assist in the growth of the Disability game in Wakefield and now in Wales is a tremendous honour. I am extremely confident that the hard work done by everyone involved with our Learning and Physical Disability teams and the sterling work being done by Gareth Kear and Neil Lynch with Wales Rugby League, that our newly forged partnership will be a fruitful one.”
Neil Lynch, Director for Wales Rugby League, said, “Wales RL are totally committed to making our sport accessible to all. Our Learning Disability team is preparing for its first game and the opportunity to work with Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation to develop a PDRL side in Wales is very exciting and hopefully highlights how inclusive our great game is.” For more information, please contact Craig Fisher on firstname.lastname@example.org