University of York to host the England Wheelchair Rugby League team

The University, along with York Knights RFLC, to host an open training session of the World Cup champions!


On Sunday 18th June between 12:00-14:00, the University of York are hosting the current World Cup England Wheelchair Rugby League team for an open training session at The Arena, York Sport Centre (James College, West Campus).

This will be a great chance to see how these athletes train! Wheelchair Rugby League was an incredibly popular success last November, when it was running alongside Men’s and Women’s World Cups and became an internet hit, with record audiences tuning in on the BBC’s coverage.

With ferocity of wheelchair collisions, Wheelchair Rugby League is a compelling and enthralling sport to watch. The open training session hosted by the University is a great chance to gain a glimpse into how teams prep for matches.

Open training sessions like these are a great opportunity to meet players face-to-face, not just any players but World Cup Champions no less! As part of the open session, they are also holding a taster session where you can have a go playing the sport and be coached by the players themselves. This is a great way of building on the success of the World Cup last winter and trying to attract new players as well as fans to the sport.

The University has already hosted training sessions for the new York RLFC wheelchair team that was launched earlier in 2023. This opening training session is being done in partnership with the Knights and is a great opportunity to boost the profile of this new local team.

Tickets to the event are free and can be accessible by scanning the QR codes on the posters dotted around York Sport Centre and York Sport Village. Alternatively they can be accessed here.