Halifax to host Wheelchair Rugby League fixture
Halifax’s Calderdale College Inspire Centre will host the first ever International Wheelchair Rugby League game between Ireland and the Exiles – a team of former professional players and expatriate New Zealanders based in the Halifax area – on Saturday July 15 (11.00am).
The likes of Halifax Rugby League legends Frank ‘The Tank’ Watene, Martin Moana and Brighouse based Arnie Hema are joining forces to take on the Ireland Wheelchair Rugby League team as the Irish side prepare for the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup in July.
Halifax’s very own Malcolm Kielty, a Wheelchair Rugby League stalwart, is behind the Irish team’s bid for World Cup success, which will be the first time the team have ever competed at such a level.
“Being involved in a World Cup is a tremendous honour for anyone who gets the opportunity and I look forward to ensuring that our squad wears the Irish shirt with pride,” he said.
“We’ve got a great warm-up game planned against the Exiles in a ground-breaking game for both sets of players. Wheelchair RL is played in a friendly environment and it would be great to see the local people of Halifax and surrounding areas come out and show their support for both teams.”
Entry for Ireland v Exiles Wheelchair Rugby League game on Saturday July 15 is FREE OF CHARGE.