Vikings host LD Super League Festival

Vikings host LD Super League Festival

10th June 2019

Widnes Vikings held a Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League festival at the Halton Stadium on Sunday, prior to their Betfred Championship fixture against Barrow Raiders.

Teams from St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors were invited to take part in the festival, which took place pre-game and during half-time, as they received an outstanding reception from the supporters.

Players were also given the opportunity to be flag bearers ahead of kick-off, with members of the Vikings team leading the club’s First Team players out as mascots.

Some fantastic rugby league was on show, with players and their families given an unforgettable experience to once again represent their club and make lasting friendships.

The festival, which was held by the Vikings Sports Foundation staff, follows on from the launch of the LD Super League, which gave teams the opportunity to feature at Magic Weekend and play at Anfield, one of the most famous stadiums in the world.

Lydia Cash, Vikings Learning Disability Head Coach, commented: “Our LD Super League festival on Sunday was a huge success, with everyone involved having a great experience.

“It was great to see so many families and supporters turn out to show their appreciation for the players of each team, and the ovation they were given at half-time was such a touching moment.

“For our players to have the chance to take to the field in Widnes colours and be cheered on by the home supporters is something that will live with them for the rest of their lives.

“I’d like to thank everyone from St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors for their help in making the festival happen, and we look forward to the next time we meet out on the pitch.”

Widnes Vikings Learning Disability squad are proudly sponsored by Emerald Kalama, GMB Trade Union, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and Community Integrated Care.

Training sessions take place every Tuesday at the Halton Stadium, 6pm-7pm, with newcomers always welcome to join the team. The cost of training sessions is £2 per person, with all funds going back into the running of the Learning Disability team.

For more information on Learning Disability rugby league, contact our Community Team at or call 0151 495 2250.


Vikings host LD Super League Festival