Canberra Region Wheelchair Rugby League (CRWRL) held their third and final Come & Try Day on Sunday at the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre, with organisers hailing the event a great success.
The event had a great turnout, with most players coming from a wheelchair basketball competition held in Canberra earlier that day. Despite having already played, there was no signs of fatigue as there was some great skills on show.
New and returning players were taken through skills and match play by local player and Queensland State of Origin representative, Matt Collins.
Jaimz Knight was one of the new players who impressed, showing some incredible speed in the wheelchair. Knight, who plays wheelchair basketball in Wagga, had no trouble transitioning codes and was up to speed in no time.
Father and son duo Kale and Toby Popple were again impressive and will be ones to watch once the competition gets underway in early April.
The start of the competition has been long awaited, with the initial plans to start the competition in 2020 having to be put on the shelf due to the COVID pandemic.
There will be a registration form emailed out to interested participants and past attendees of the Come & Try Days, with a registration fee of $100 covering both Autumn and Spring competitions.
If there are any new players who are interested in participating g in the competition, please get in contact with Jen Pilosio at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the registration form.
CRWRL looks to be recognized as an all-inclusive sport for all players regardless of age, gender or ability.
The game can be played by anyone, including regular wheelchair users and non-regular wheelchair users.
CRWRL have wheelchairs on hand, but players are welcome to bring their own sporting wheelchairs if they wish.
The CRWRL season will commence on Sunday 11 April, with the first of two games beginning at 1:30pm at the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre. The second game of the afternoon will start at 2:35pm.