The England Wheelchair Rugby League Squad were crowned World Champions in the inaugural Wheelchair Tag Rugby League World Cup held in Sydney, September 2008. The squad returned to a heroes welcome after going through the tournament undefeated, beating pre tournament favourites France and Australia and a spirited New Zealand Barbarian side en route.Captain Martin Norris and Coach Phil Roberts lifted the trophy after a convincing 44 12 victory over the hosts in the final.
Wheelchair tag Rugby League is one of the most unique sports in the World as it is fully inclusive allowing people of all ages, both sexes, disabled and non disabled athletes to compete in the same arena. It is a fast paced and exciting variation of the sport and the rules remain true to the origins of the game being instantly recognisable as Rugby League.
Since returning from Australia many new clubs have formed all across England and Wales and new players are always welcome for the new season starting in April. Anyone can join in and all are welcome to give it a go at training sessions.
If you would like to see videos of wheelchair rugby league or find out more about the sport then please see the Rugby League Try It website www.tryit.co.uk or to find your local club please visit the RFL website at www.rfl.uk.com and click onto the club locator