Credit: SBSPhotos
Credit: SBSPhotos

Medway Dragons will host the groundbreaking event this weekend.

The first-ever Wheelchair Rugby League coaching course will be taking place this weekend (30/31 July) at Medway Dragons’ Medway Park home (Mill Lane, Gillingham, ME7 1HF).

The course, developed in partnership with Rugby League Learning, is a bespoke Level 2 award specifically designed to enable all successful participants to become a Head Coach of a Wheelchair Rugby League team.

There are also Wheelchair RL-specific Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses on the 30th, with a full-day module on the 31st.

The venue is fully accessible and the course will be delivered by Marcus Tobin, a former talent coach at the RFL, while England Wheelchair RL Head Coach Mark Roughsedge will be helping out.

RFL Club and Competition Manager Sean Mellor said: “As Wheelchair Rugby League has grown, the need for a specific coaching course for the sport has come up to help it go to the next level.

“There has been good take-up of the course so far and there are only few places left.

“I am delighted to see the product of a huge amount of work finally coming to fruition and look forward to this being the first of many Wheelchair Rugby League-specific coaching courses.”

To book onto this course, click HERE.

Wheelchair Rugby League’s next big event comes on Saturday, August 6, as Halifax take on Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup Final at Huddersfield.

For more information and fixtures from Wheelchair Rugby League, click HERE.