The Wheelchair World Cup has a new trophy

Drew Darbyshire

The Wheelchair World Cup has a new trophy ahead of the 2021 tournament in England.

The RLWC2021 and International Rugby League revealed the new Wheelchair World Cup trophy at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The 2021 RLWC2021 will be a landmark for the sport, with it being the first time the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments are to be played simultaneously.

RLWC2021 chief executive, Jon Dutton, said: “This trophy is a symbol of the work we’re doing to promote the wheelchair game to a wider audience and deliver a tournament that leaves a long-lasting legacy.

“We’re aiming to make this tournament the most inclusive sporting event and commissioning a new Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup trophy alongside our colleagues at the IRL highlights our continued commitment to promoting this fantastic sport.”

IRL chief executive, Nigel Wood, added: “It is great news that we have worked with RLWC2021 to produce a wonderful and fitting Wheelchair World Cup trophy.

“International Rugby League now has a magnificent suite of world cup trophies befitting the status of world champions.”

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