Learning Disability RL Update

Learning Disability RL Update widnesvikings.co.uk

19th February 2019

Learning Disability Rugby League training sessions take place at the Halton Stadium every Tuesday evening, as Widnes Vikings prepare for the inaugural Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League season.

2018 saw the club launch their first ever LDRL team in a ground-breaking year in which they faced St Helens in a friendly, competed in the Grand Day Out tournament in Blackpool and took on Hull Kingston Rovers in a curtain raiser to a Super 8’s fixture.

Now, the Vikings have joined the Learning Disability Super League, which will see the team take part in this year's Magic Weekend at Anfield Stadium, the iconic home of Liverpool FC on the weekend of 25-26th May.

Learning Disability rugby league is an inclusive, no contact version of the sport which encourages players to enjoy themselves without the pressure of games being results driven. 

Training sessions take place in a fun and friendly environment every Tuesday at the Halton Stadium, 6pm-7pm, and cost £2 per person, with all funds going back into the Learning Disability team for the 2019 season.

Newcomers of all abilities are welcome to join the team for training sessions, but participants must be aware of new regulations in place following the installation of a new iPitch. These rules cover general use of the pitch and footwear which is and isn’t prohibited.

New iPitch Regulations:

Footwear: No trainers or blades are allowed, you must wear clean studded or moulded boots.

Food and drink: No food or glass bottles allowed, only plastic bottles.

Littering: Please use the bins provided and chewing gum is not allowed.

Smoking: No Smoking is allowed on, or around the pitch.

For any further information on Learning Disability Rugby League, contact Lydia Cash on 0151 495 2250 or email lydiac@widnesvikings.co.uk.

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