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20 June 2023


We are delighted to announce that the Lions’ Foundation has partnered with the national inclusion charity, Access Sport, and the Rugby Football League, to pilot a pan-disability Rugby League offer, called “TRYZ”.

The project, which launched last week with a disability awareness course provided by Access Sport, will first be delivered in four Greater Manchester Special Educational Needs Schools. This will then be followed by community opportunities at the George H Carnall Leisure Centre at Urmston in Trafford.

The Lions’ Director of Development, Damian Ridpath, said, “We are delighted to be the first club and foundation in the North West to launch this initiative. Our track record with inclusive activity is very strong and this type of offer will not only provide pathways for our fully inclusive programme and teams within Learning Disability Rugby League (LDRL), Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) and Wheelchair Rugby League (WRL), but it will also provide positive activities for those people and their families who don’t want to take part in a formal sporting activity.

 “Sadly, research reveals that 77% of those people with a disability still experience barriers to participation, but the Lions’ Foundation aims to help remove those barriers by providing this much needed provision in Greater Manchester.

 “I would like to thank Sarah Jones of Access Sport for the delivery of the training workshop which was excellent, and I would also like to thank BeActive Urmston for the complimentary use of the George H Carnall Leisure Centre, which of course enables the programme to take place.

 “In addition to this project, the Lions Foundation also organised and delivered the first Rugby League activity specifically for young people with a hearing impairment, at the Manchester Regional Arena last week, when around 100 young people aged 5 to 11 took part and learned great things about the Lions and the sport of Rugby League!

 “Needless to say we are very proud at the Lions of our ground breaking work in making both our own club and the sport in general beacons of inclusivity.”


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