St Helens Learning Disability Rugby League team played a curtain raiser ahead of the Wigan Warriors vs Catalan Dragons Fixture at The DW Stadium
Wigan Warriors hosted the latest Learning Disability Rugby League (LDRL) festival on the DW Stadium pitch – as a curtain raiser ahead of the first team game. The LDRL game has progressed greatly this year and last Friday the DW Stadium provided a memorable opportunity for everyone involved. Teams from St Helens, Wigan and Warrington all took part, with Wigan and Catalan fans watching on as they arrived inside the DW.
The LDRL is a variant of the game developed to ensure people with a learning disability can access and enjoy playing the game of Rugby League. This accessible offer is open to any individuals who have a learning disability or an associated condition. The emphasis in LDRL is on enjoyment, it is generally non-competitive and completely inclusive. The activities are delivered with a view to developing the participants skills and confidence while providing new challenges and opportunities.
This format was born out of Physical Disability Rugby League in 2018. It was created to meet the diverse requirements of Rugby League players with disabilities, ensuring no individual is excluded from accessing Rugby League and to provide a team-sport experience to those who previously would not have had such an opportunity.