Help Wheelchair Rugby League grow
Wheelchair Rugby League is a rapidly growing, inclusive sport where people with disabilities can join able bodied friends and family to play Tag Rugby League on wheels.
Just like any other version of Rugby League, the sport is fast, physical, competitive and fun. However unlike other versions of rugby league, the sport is not as affordable to play.
A significant barrier to participation is the cost of sport wheelchairs which can cost around £1000 each.
You can help to give more people the opportunity to play Wheelchair Rugby League right now via text thanks to a new initiative from the Rugby League Foundation.
Simply text the code WTAG01 to 70070 and you will then receive a message back asking how much you would like to donate. Whether your donation is £1 or something more, all donations will be gratefully received and will help introduce more people play the sport.
Research undertaken by the Rugby Football League has also highlighted significant demand for the sport from armed forces personnel who have suffered terrible injuries as a result of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This is one of the many groups of people who will benefit from kind donations from the Rugby League family.
The RFL’s Director of Participation David Gent said: “The Rugby League Foundation has established a relationship with Vodafone and Just Text Giving which has created this fantastic opportunity to raise funds for a charitable activity.
“The total amount raised will be used to support Wheelchair Rugby League and create more opportunities for people to participate in, and enjoy this exciting and inclusive sport.
“We want to raise as much as we possibly can and are aiming to raise a minimum of £15,000 which would be used to purchase 10 sport wheelchairs and provide infrastructure to ensure that the equipment can be transported to various venues, events and activities across the country.”