Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League Club launches
An exciting new sports club for young people and adults has recently launched in Leeds. The Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League club had its first session this week, with a great turn out of keen participants.
Wheelchair rugby league is open to all people able bodied and disabled, is played indoors and is very similar to 13-a-side rugby league.
The new club is being run by Spider-Y, a registered charity that runs the highly successful Leeds Spiders wheelchair basketball club. Leeds City Council, the Rugby Football League and Leeds Rugby are providing support, guidance and funding for the new project, with further funding secured through the new government Sportivate programme.
The club will be running for eight weeks over the summer at Morley Leisure Centre in Leeds from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday evenings. Sessions cost £3 per person and sports wheelchairs are available to borrow, or bring your own.
For further information please contact the chairman of Spider-Y,
Tel: 0776 993 8798 or e-mail
For further information on disability sport in Leeds please contact the Disability Sports Development Officer Ross Bibby: