Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League Club
Wheelchair Tag Rugby League developed in France back in 2000. The Wheelchair Rugby League was introduced to our shores back in 2005. The game is quite unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other. No matter what gender or age all players compete on level playing field which is created by the use of wheelchairs and some slight adaptions of the rules of Rugby League.
Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Tag Rugby League Est 2011
From conception at a meeting of minds in March 2011 between the Leeds Rugby Foundation, Leeds Rugby, Leeds City Councils Club Development officer, Leeds Disability Officers and ourselves (SPIDER-Y) we agreed to trial the sport over the close season in June 2011.
With the 1st of our 8 sessions we had 20 plus active participants and we out grew our training court by numbers. the conclusion was lets go for it.
So with the concept sold the participants wanting more it took 8 months of hard work fundraising, form filling until our first training sessions started in February 2012 in preparation for our first season in wheelchair Tag Rugby League.
So 2012 season we are ready and waiting Division 1 & 2 registered .....
We supply much needed social support and fitness training for people with physical disabilities and the families, competing at sport is both competitive and engaging for all who take part.
Plan and expected results
We will be fielding two teams in 2012's WTRL Division 1 and 2, playing teams from all over the UK including West Yorkshire, Mersey, Medway and Glasgow. Wrexham and Swindon play home and away and there is a League Cup which may feature the French team 'Catalan'. These will be much anticipated games with the excitement of the running game and the brute strength and tackles. 2013 sees the Wheelchair Tag Rugby World Cup come to England so here is hope that players from Leeds might me involved.