Parliamentary Rugby League Group calls on fans to support Warrington Physical Disability tour
The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group has called on fans to support Warrington Wolves Physical Disability team’s tour of Australia.
The Wolves side were established earlier in 2018 with the support and passion of Adam Hills, Australian comedian and TV presenter of The Last Leg. The team will travel to Sydney in August 2018, to face South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
The team needs to raise £50,000 to get to Australia and are looking for support from the rugby league community.
Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) is an adapted format of the game, designed to allow those with physical disabilities to participate. The first match in the United Kingdom was played on 4 February 2018 between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos. Since then, Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers have also played their first games, and the first ever Learning Disability Rugby League game took place between Warrington Wolves and Wakefield Trinity.
All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group President and Warrington Wolves Honorary President Lord Hoyle, encouraged rugby league fans to support the Warrington side. He said “it is fantastic that Warrington Wolves Physical Disability Rugby League team are travelling to Australia to play the first World Club Challenge against South Sydney Rabbitohs.
“This will be a fantastic experience for all involved with the side, and I wish them all the very best for the tour.”
Member of Parliament for Warrington South, Faisal Rashid MP, added “rugby league has a proud history of being an inclusive sport, and the growth in Physical Disability Rugby League in 2018 underlines this.
“I am delighted that Warrington Wolves are travelling to play South Sydney Rabbitohs in August, and I call on the entire rugby league community to support the tour.”