Wales Rugby League are holding open trials for their Physical Disability World Cup side at Eccles Sixth Form College on Sunday 18th July at 2pm.

The college is where the Salford Red Devils Dual development academy is based, and the Salford Red Devils Foundation are proud to be hosting the trials, as part of its ongoing commitment to providing access to rugby league for all in the community. The Salford club are the official Super League partner of Wales Rugby League.

The first-class facilities will form a central base for ongoing training sessions delivered by highly qualified Wales Rugby League coaches and there will also be attendance from the Salford Red Devils team to lend their experience and support to the squad.

Salford’s foundation director Neil Blackburn said: “Salford Red Devils and Wales RL have a fantastic partnership in place and we are thrilled to be able to host their PDRL world cup squad. We currently run a Learning Disability Super League team and are actively looking to further develop our disability delivery so the opportunity to link up is perfect.”

The first session will be held on Sunday 18th July and this will give the opportunity for anyone who is interested to attend and join in with the activities.

Trialists need to be born in Wales, have lived in Wales for at least five years or have Welsh heritage – at least one parent or grandparent born in Wales. If you have any of these qualifications, you may get the opportunity to join the squad but if you don’t, all are still welcome to attend this open access session.

Further details of sessions will be released in due course as Wales PDRL build up to the Rugby League World Cup that is to be held in England in October and November this year.

To register or for more information, please contact: neil.lynch@walesrugbyleague.co.uk.

Check out all the latest PDRL news from Wales at https://wrl.wales/category/physical-disability-rl

PDRL Rules 

  • 9 women and men in a team with a physical disability
  • PDRL is a running format
  • Full contact and touch based on colour of shorts
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