Wheelchair Rugby League schools programme launched

The Bradford Bulls foundation has launched a wheelchair rugby league programme available to primary and secondary schools across Bradford and the wider district.

The Foundation, which operates six key pillars of sport, education, health, heritage, social inclusion and arts and culture, works with more than 50,000 adults, children and young people annually.

The unique programme, available to both wheelchair and non-wheelchair users, aims to provide young people with a new exciting opportunity to get involved in rugby regardless of age, gender or ability.

Bulls Foundation General Manager, Gareth Cook said: “We are delighted to finally launch wheelchair rugby in primary and high schools. This is a wonderful fully inclusive game that raises the profile of disability sport and provides young people with new opportunities. We would also like to thank Tong High School, the Accelerate team in particular, for helping to arrange and support the day.”

Spearheaded by Richard and Gill Johnson the Bradford Bulls Wheelchair club play an active role in the Bradford community delivering, fun, inclusive, awareness raising and active workshops to over 2000 adults, children and young people in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and corporate businesses. The club is now ready to set a solid scheme in place and launch a competition to grow the game within schools.

They will launch the first wheelchair rugby league programme on Thursday at Tong High School, with the intention of setting up a schools wheelchair rugby league competition.

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