Parliament hails UK’s first Physical Disability Rugby League

Faisal welcomes the UK’s first ever Physical Disability Rugby League match.

The match was played on Sunday 4 February between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos.

 

A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons by Leeds North West’s Alex Sobel MP and Faisal Rashid MP which “congratulates all those who took part, including The Last Leg’s Adam Hills and Alex Brooker who went head to head playing for Warrington and Leeds respectively.”

Physical Disability Rugby League is a modified version of the game which involves both full contact and touch tackle options, to allow all players who have physical disabilities to participate.

The match between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos was held in front of over one thousand spectators at Warrington’s Victoria Park Ascis Stadium.

Faisal Rashid MP said:

“Physical Disability Rugby League is a fantastic version of the game, and I congratulate the Warrington Wolves Foundation, Leeds Rhinos Foundation, and all involved in establishing the concept in the United Kingdom. I hope that we will see other clubs emerge, to ensure that more people living with disabilities across the United Kingdom can play rugby league.”

The full text of the motion is as follows:

Early day motion 919 – PHYSICAL DISABILITY RUGBY LEAGUE

That this House welcomes the UK’s first ever Physical Disability Rugby League match between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos, which took place at Warrington’s Victoria Park Asics Stadium on 4 February 2018; congratulates all those who took part, including The Last Leg’s Adam Hills and Alex Brooker who went head to head playing for Warrington and Leeds respectively; notes that after a tightly fought game, Leeds Rhinos were victorious 22-10 in front of over 1,000 spectators; further notes that Physical Disability Rugby League is a modified version of the game which involves both full contact and touch tackle options, for all players who have physical disabilities; further congratulates the Warrington Wolves Foundation, Leeds Rhinos Foundation and all involved with the development of this version of the game in the UK; and hopes that more clubs will establish Physical Disability Rugby League teams to provide further opportunities for all to take part in rugby league. 

You can read more about the 4th February 2018  event as reported by local newspaper Warrington Guardian 

You can find full details of the Early Day Motion and signatories through the Official UK Parliament Website at http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2017-19/919 or by clicking here

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