Centurions wheel out their players
LEIGH Centurions have shown their community spirit after agreeing to take part in a wheelchair rugby league game at Leigh Sports Village.
Coach Ian Millward and five of his players – Steve Nash, Ian Mort, Adam Higson, Ian Ainscough and Sam Hopkins – will take on the Wigan Wheelchair Rugby League Club in a local derby session on Friday 21st May to kick start a weekend organised by Disability Sports Events.
The Mini Games, in association with LSV, will replicate the annual event held in Stoke Mandeville. Youngsters aged between 6 and 12 taking part in a variety of sports including swimming, athletics and adapted games.
It is hoped it will become an annual addition to the sports village and Millward said he was delighted to be associated with the event. “We are really keen as a club to support events such as this and I think it is a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters involved. I have nothing but admiration for the people within the D.S.E organisation and the children that participate and if we as a club can go someway to making it all the more enjoyable then so much the better.”
Wigan Wheelchair RL will be led by Phil Roberts, current coach of the England team and he was quick to praise the Centurions for their efforts. “I want to extend my thanks to Ian and his players. They are playing three games in a week and a half but taking time out to support this initiative, which is highly admirable.”
The exhibition game will take place from 6pm at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre with the youngsters then taking part in a TRY-IT session.
Anyone interested in participating in Wheelchair Rugby League should email Phil on Phil.Roberts@rfl.uk.com