Hull FC’s LDSL side will take part in the Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League World Cup Festival next month!
Ahead of the kick-off of the main tournament, featuring men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions, which kicks-off in Newcastle on Saturday 15 October, almost 300 players with learning disabilities will head to Headingley Stadium on Sunday 2nd October to take part in a World Cup-themed festival.
The final Learning Disability Rugby League (LDRL) event of the year and its contribution to the wider Festival of World Cups which also includes a Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) competition running alongside the main event.
The Headingley festival has been organised by the RFL in association with RLWC2021 and Community Integrated Care. And Hull FC’s Foundation are just one of several supporting the event. Others involved are: Barrow Raiders; Castleford Tigers; Featherstone Rovers; Hull KR; Leeds Rhinos; Newcastle Thunder; St Helens; Salford Red Devils; Sheffield Eagles; Wakefield Trinity; Warrington Wolves; Widnes Vikings; Wigan Warriors; York City Knights.
The Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League was established in 2018 and gives people who have learning disabilities and autism the chance to play a specially adapted, non-competitive version of Rugby League for the clubs that they love, focusing on encouraging participation and skills development. Alongside the physical disability and wheelchair variations of the game, the sport makes a significant difference to people’s lives.
Hull FC’s LDSL head coach Bradley Sugden, commented: “The team can’t wait to be taking part in their final festival of the season at Headingley Stadium. The festival being a part of the World Cup makes it even more exciting too”
“I think it’s fantastic that Rugby League World Cup is so inclusive and giving the opportunity for people of all different backgrounds to be a part of such a huge sporting event that they perhaps wouldn’t be able to experience in other sports.
“Our players have come on leaps and bounds this season and we have welcomed even more players taking us to over 26 registered participants which is one of the largest in the Learning Disability Super League.
“We’re really looking forward to ending what’s been a fantastic season with plenty of lifelong memories for our players with a bang.”