Rugby league for disabled on big stage

Rugby league for the disabled will be on the big stage for the first time in the curtain-raiser to the Vodafone Warriors’ next NRL home game against the Cronulla Sharks at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday, June 29 (8.00pm).

The match for players with physical disabilities was confirmed today in another joint initiative between the club’s community arm Harvey Norman Community Warriors and Physical Disability Rugby League New Zealand.

The match has been arranged to support PDRLNZ in preparing the national team for an international campaign in October this year.

Ahead of the June 29 match, the Vodafone Warriors will combine with PDRLNZ in staging a ‘Physical Disabilities Have a Go Day’ on Mount Smart Stadium’s No 4 field on Saturday, June 16 (10.30am-12.00pm).

Featuring skills, drills and games, the day is open to all people with a physical disability.

No rugby league experience is required. The only items participants will need to bring with them is training gear, a drink bottle and boots plus a mouthguard for those who have one.

The June 16 ‘Have a Go Day’ follows a successful event the Vodafone Warriors held for more than 100 people with intellectual disabilities in April.

REGISTER HERE now for ‘Physical Disabilities Have a Go Day’.