Hull FC to host Wheelchair RL Festival
A festival of wheelchair Rugby League is heading to Hull this weekend in support of Hull FC’s wheelchair Rugby League coaching sessions.
The Black and Whites are approaching the end of their 12-week coaching programme, which have been taking place at Sirius Academy, the home of Hull FC’s Rugby League Academy.
Competitors of all ages and abilities have been taking part in the sessions, which have also included a taste of wheelchair basketball and they will now have the opportunity to take part in this weekend’s festival.
With support from the RFL and Hull City Council, the group will play a curtain raiser fixture at the Bonus Arena in Hull, ahead of an exciting clash between two of the Elite Wheel Chair League’s strongest sides, Bradford and Halifax, who will play an exhibition game.
The festival will take place between 11am and 2pm on Sunday 10th April.
Speaking to www.hullfc.com, Hull FC’s Wheelchair Rugby League co-ordinator, Danny Wilson, commented, “The sessions have been incredibly popular and extremely successful over the last few months and this is a great way to reward those who have taken part and highlight the strength of the programme.
“We initially setup the sessions to open up the opportunities of wheelchair Rugby League and hopefully this festival will help us continue to do this.”
He continued, “The players who have been involved in our sessions will certainly take a lot from it and we look forward to seeing Bradford and Halifax in action.”
Anyone who wishes to attend the festival can enter the Bonus Arena from 10:45am on Sunday 10th April. Parking is available on site.