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Wagga players promote Come & Try Wheelchair Rugby League Day

By Jimmy Meiklejohn

Local Canberra Region Wheelchair Rugby League Players (CRWRL) are encouraging interested Wagga players to attend today’s Come & Try Day held at Bolton Park.

The Come & Try Day being held at Bolton Park Stadium is the first chance for people to try Wheelchair Rugby League in the city.

The event, run by Canberra Region Rugby League, is aiming to generate further interest from regional players.

Five players from Wagga are currently making the fortnightly trip to play in the competition, with two of the stars of the competition being Toby Popple and Zac Carl.

Carl has been dominant in the opening two matches of the competition, scoring 12 tries and being a dominant presence in defence.

Popple has fallen in love with the game since getting his first roll in a chair earlier this year.

“I’ve fallen in love with the game since I started a few months ago, I wish I could play every day!” Popple said. 

Although clashing with the Gold Cup, organisers are hoping for a decent turn out for the event, which will also be attended by a few Canberra Raiders players.

Popple could not speak highly enough of the sport and encouraged those interested to come along and get involved.

“I would absolutely recommend playing to anyone and everyone. When you are in the chair playing, everyone in the chair is at the same level, it’s a good contact sport that everyone can enjoy”.

The Come and Try Day is being held this Friday 7 May at Bolton Park Stadium from 3:30pm to 5:00pm with the events activities included skills sessions as well as a mock game.

Any enquires about the event can be sent to

CRWRL is an all-inclusive sport which is open to all players regardless of age, gender, or ability.

It can be played by both regular and non-regular wheelchair users.

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