Wheelchair Rugby League
Wheelchair Rugby League is a wheelchair-based version of Rugby League. Unlike many other wheelchair sports, Wheelchair RL is open to both disabled and non-disabled athletes.
A tough, hard-hitting version of the game sees 5 players from each team battle it out on the pitch for 80 minutes. Just like the running game, teams have 6 tackles, can only pass backwards and kicks using hands are permitted. Tackles are completed by taking a tag from the shoulder of an opponent, but not before metal-on-metal impact has slowed the player down!
Warrington Wolves Wheelchair RL currently compete in the RFL Championship with aspirations to be promoted to next season’s Super League.
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Physical Disability Rugby League
PDRL is an exciting all-action variant of Rugby League. Full of big hits and spectacular tries just like the able-bodied Super League.
PDRL is a modified version of the game for anyone that has a Physical Disability and/or acquired brain injury that would usually stop them from playing Rugby League.
PDRL is a 9-a-side game played on a modified pitch. Each team consists of 5 full contact disabled players, 2 disabled tag players and 2 ‘able-bodied’ players. AB players are there to facilitate the game. They can only run up to 10 metres with the ball and are not permitted to score or kick the ball.
The Warrington Wolves currently enter 2 teams into the League and are the reigning Champions.
In December 2019, channel 4 aired a documentary ‘Adam Hills: Take his legs’ which followed the journey of Warrington?s PDRL Team and their journey to Australia to try and become the inaugural PDRL World Champions.
“What an amazing set up in all ways. My lad travels from Devon to train with the PDRL team every week. They’re not just a team they’re Family” (FB)
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Learning Disability Rugby League
LDSL in partnership with Community Integrated Care is a fast-paced variant of rugby league that only Super Heroes can keep up with.
Learning Disability Rugby league is a non-competitive, modified version of the game using tags rather than contact tackles. Weekly training sessions develop core skills, specific rugby league skills as well as opportunities to socialise and become part of a team. Players can attend festivals and play games against other LDSL teams throughout the season.
LDSL is a perfect opportunity to represent Warrington Wolves and have a chance to play against any of the other Super League clubs as well as other special events like the Grand Final, Magic Weekend and opportunities to play at your favourite stadiums. All sessions are led by qualified staff with extensive experience within disability sport.
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