By Jimmy Meiklejohn
Canberra Region Wheelchair Rugby League’s (CRWRL) second Come & Try Day had some new players try their hand at the sport this past Sunday.
Toby Popple, joined by Wagga Wheelchair basketball teammates Kale Popple, Jacob Howard, Zac Carl and Luke Patterson, made the journey down to Queanbeyan to have a go at playing Wheelchair Rugby League.
“It was absolutely awesome,” Popple said when asked how he found the Come & Try Day.
“I’ve been keen to get in the chair for a while, and it was just unreal”.
Teammate Zac Carl had similar feelings, saying it was good to give it a go.
Both boys are keen to return to the next Come & Try Day in a fortnight’s time.
“You can’t get me in a chair quick enough” Popple said.
The two players have been spreading the word about the competition and believe they should have some more players come down from the Wagga region for the next Come and Try day. Organisers have been pleased by the commitment of some players who have been willing to travel large distances to attend.
The two Come and Try Day’s so far have registered a decent interest for the new competition, which is now set to begin on Sunday April 11 and run fortnightly up until early June. There has been a wide variety of players getting involved, with some attendees as young as nine years old, a combination of regular wheelchair users and able-bodied players, and a good mix of females and males.
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 anyone including regular wheelchair users and those who are able bodied.
Interested players are invited to come down to the next CRWRL Come & Try Day which is being held on Sunday the 28th of March at the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
For any further information and to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see the event on Eventbrite.