Wheelchair Rugby League is unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players of all genders the opportunity to compete both with and against each other on a level playing field.
The Wales Rugby League strategy is for each existing WRL community club to provide Rugby League for everyone in the community, which includes juniors, open-age, Masters and Wheelchair.
In 2021, we will have Rugby League community clubs in South Wales at Cardiff, Bridgend, Rhondda, Aberavon, Caerphilly Torfaen. These clubs will play in both WRL and RFL wheelchair competitions, as well as delivering taster sessions throughout South and East Wales all run by Wales Rugby League.
In 2013, North Wales Crusaders WRLFC were the first to be established. More information can be found on their website here.
To get involved with a community club in South Wales, go to https://wrl.wales/south-wales-leagues
Or for further details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sport is unique amongst wheelchair sports in that it is not a derivative but rather is faithful to the rules of the game with tries, conversions and all the other familiar aspects of the game which makes it instantly recognisable as distinctly Rugby League.
The sport is faithful to the rules of Rugby League;
• Five players in each team score tries in exactly the same way as Rugby League
• Conversions are scored by punching the ball from a tee over mini-RL posts
• Tackles are made as in tag RL by taking the attached tag or flag
• Five tackles are followed by handing over the rugby ball to the opposition
• Offside, knock-on and in touch applies as per Rugby League