A Message From The Chair.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, I hope you are inspired by the recent great performances put in by our squads, and if you want to get involved with WRL I’d urge you to contact your local club and get along to one of their training sessions.
I count it a privilege to have been capped four times for my adopted nation, and it was an honour to manage the team throughout the 2013/14 season alongside my duties on the court.
I was thrilled when asked by the ScotlandRL board to become the Chair of Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League as I feel that I am well equipped to make strong decisions going forward in order to see the sport that I love grow and thrive across the country.
Wheelchair Rugby League brings together all the key aspects of the game of rugby, whilst levelling the playing field between those with physical disabilities and those without. Playing alongside able-bodied friends and teammates serves only to strengthen those relationships, and it soon becomes apparent that having a disability doesn’t necessarily mean one has a disadvantage when seeking to score a try for the crest on their jersey.
We are very thankful to have the support of the Governing Bodies representing both codes of rugby played here in Scotland, with Scotland Rugby League and Scottish Rugby equally keen to see our version of the sport grow throughout the country.
This is an exciting time to get involved with Wheelchair Rugby League; if you’ve got a background in Wheelchair Basketball or running Rugby you’re sure to love our game, so why not pop along to your local club and join in? Even better, if there isn’t a club near you, we’d be more than happy to discuss how we can help you set one up.
I look forward to seeing you supporting the team at our next home fixture; the 6th man for the #WRLBravehearts is always found in you, the supporters.