Wales played their first ever games in Wheelchair Rugby League in July 2012, coming second to England in a Four Nations tournament.
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.
If you want to form a Wheelchair Rugby League club, then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
- There are five players on each side
- The object of the game is to score tries
- Conversions are scored by punching the ball over the mini-posts from a tee
- Tackles are made in the same way as Tag Rugby by pulling off the attached tag
- Five tackles are followed by the handing over of possession
- Offside, knock-on and in-touch apply just like in the full version of the game