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Hull KR to launch Physical Disability and Learning Disability Rugby League.

Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:53

Hull KR to launch Physical Disability and Learning Disability Rugby League.

Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted to soon be launching some new playing offers in Physical Disability and Learning Disability Rugby League. Disability Rugby League is a mixture of non-contact and full contact Rugby League and can be played by anyone aged 6+ through to adults or any age and of either gender, provided they have a disability.

We are going to be holding some taster days which are as follows:

Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) – 7th August 6pm-7pm –KCOM Craven Park (East Stand Community Pitches)

Learning Disability Rugby League (LDRL) - 14th August 6pm-7pm – KCOM Craven Park (East Stand Community Pitches)

Physical Disability Rugby League:

Each squad will consist of 13 players with each team permitted nine players.

The nine players on each team will consist of seven players with a physical disability and two able-bodied players who do not have physical disabilities.

It is a running format of Rugby League which involves both full contact and touch tackle options, for all players who have physical disabilities.

Barrie McDermott and Adam Hills are part of the Management Group overseeing the development of PDRL, with the Group chaired by John Welch.

Learning Disability Rugby League:

Each squad will consist of thirteen (13) players (10 with Learning disability & 3 able-bodied) with each team permitted seven (7) players on the field at any one time.

A minimum of five (5) players must be present on the field for a game to proceed/continue.

The seven (7) players on each team will consist of a minimum of five (5) players with a learning disability and two maximum (2) "able-bodied" players who do not have learning disabilities. These players must wear a high visibility fluoro vest.

Able-bodied: In this game, the able-bodied players have a special purpose. Primarily, it is to facilitate the game by tagging the faster-disabled players. The able-bodied players shall be identified by the wearing of high visibility fluoro vests.

Any more information, please contact Liam at the following email address: liam.waslin@hullkr.co.uk or phone 780908.

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