An all-inclusive sports team that is made up of both disabled and abled bodied players is hoping to attract new members and fans, when it hosts a home game at Sedbergh Sports Centre this weekend, which is free to attend.
The Bradford Bulls wheelchair rugby league team is playing Rochdale at 10.30am and the match is free to watch, thanks to the sponsorship provided by TL Dallas, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance broking and risk management companies.
The team was formed in January 2009 and brings together both able bodied and disabled players, of any gender, over the age of 12. The team has had a great deal of success over the years and is currently playing in the Championship Division, which they won last year.
Sandie Wright from TL Dallas said: “Anyone who watched the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup last year will know what a fast and exciting sport this is! It’s a great sport to be involved with as players and fans. My husband and both children play in the team and my mum volunteers with the organisational side of things.
“Our sponsorship will enable friends, family, colleagues and everyone from our local community to come and enjoy the game for free in a comfortable seated stand, where everyone can get a great view of all the action!”
The Bradford Bulls wheelchair rugby league team is part of the Bradford Bulls Foundation, and it provides weekly training sessions as well as working with many schools, colleges and communities across the Bradford District and beyond to raise awareness of the sport.
Sandie added: “A great deal of time and effort goes into not only producing a competitive team but also the set-up of the matches and training. The support from a dedicated band of volunteers who help with transport, maintenance, gameday and administrative duties is phenomenal, and we are so pleased to be backing this event.”
For details of the match contact: Sandie.Wright@tldallas.com