Canberra Region Wheelchair Rugby League (CRWRL) held their second Come & Try Day of the year on Sunday at the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre, with the day’s activities and demonstrations a huge success.
Many new players came to give the sport a go, with some participants coming from as far as Wagga Wagga to attend. One of the attendees was Toby Popple, who was joined by some of his wheelchair basketball teammates from Wagga.
The attendees were taken through match play and skills by former head coach of the Wheelaroos Australian team, Steve Hewson. Hewson was joined by Canberra local, and representative player for Queensland State of Origin, Matt Collins. There was plenty of speed and skills on show from both new and returning players.
The Autumn wheelchair rugby league season will begin on Sunday 11th April, with fortnightly games to be played.
Interested players are also being told to keep an eye out for the opportunity to trial for a representative Canberra Raiders team. The selected team will be playing in Shellharbour on Saturday 15th May, as a curtain raiser to the annual City vs Country game. More information will be released in the coming weeks.
A third come and try day is scheduled for Sunday 28th March from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre. This will be the final chance for players to practice their skills before the season gets underway.
Interested players are encouraged to attend and get involved in the new competition.
CRWRL looks to be recognised as an all-inclusive sport for all competitors regardless of age, gender or ability.
The game can be played by anybody including regular wheelchair users and those who are able bodied.
Those who own their own sporting wheelchair are encouraged to bring their own chair to the event to assist with COVID protocols.
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