Wheelchair Rugby League Open Training Session
Following the success of England Wheelchair Rugby League in the World Cup, Sheffield Eagles - in partnership with the Eagles Foundation - will host an open training session at Sheffield Hallam University’s Pearson Building (S10 2BP) on Monday 28th November between 6:30pm and 8pm.
The Eagles Wheelchair team have just enjoyed their debut season, which involved trips to Wales and Scotland, and their squad is expanding in tandem with the rise of the sport.
One of the Eagles’ team members, Stephen Palin-Campbell, represented Ireland at the recent World Cup and we’re now on the hunt for the next set of stars.
If you’re unsure about giving Wheelchair Rugby League a go, we have a few things to put your mind at ease;
Inclusivity: You may have heard the word a lot during the recent World Cup but that is because this sport truly is. Non-disabled, partially disabled or a permanent wheelchair user - all are welcome to play the game and that is just one of the things that has seen its popularity boom.
Teamwork: We decided to give a reporter a go at one of our training sessions. Despite his tentative nature, he grew into the session with help (a lot of it, by the way) from the current Eagles Wheelchair squad. Read about his experience here!
A good time: Once you’re in the chair and start getting to grips with the equipment (which is all provided by the Foundation), there is absolutely no doubt you’ll have a brilliant experience. Everything will be explained to you - what to do, what not to do - and although there will be mistakes made, you’ll learn to laugh about it and get on with the next collision!
If you’re interested in Wheelchair Rugby League and want to test it out for yourself, feel free to come down to the Pearson Building on Monday evening!