Disability Rugby League
Hull KR Foundation are pleased to provide playing offers in Learning Disability and Physical Disability Rugby League. Disability Rugby League is a mixture of non-contact and full contact Rugby League and can be played by anyone aged 6+ through to adults and of either gender, provided they have a disability.
Physical Disability Rugby League:
Each squad will consist of 13 players with each team permitted nine players.
The nine players on each team will consist of seven players with a physical disability and two able-bodied players who do not have physical disabilities.
It is a running format of Rugby League which involves both full contact and touch tackle options, for all players who have physical disabilities.
Barrie McDermott and Adam Hills are part of the Management Group overseeing the development of PDRL, with the Group chaired by John Welch.
Learning Disability Rugby League:
Each squad will consist of thirteen (13) players (10 with Learning disability & 3 able bodied) with each team permitted seven (7) players on the field at any one time.
A minimum of five (5) players must be present on the field for a game to proceed/continue.
The seven (7) players on each team will consist of a minimum of five (5) players with a learning disability and two maximum (2) “able bodied” players who do not have learning disabilities. These players must wear a high visibility fluoro vest.
Able-bodied: In this game the able-bodied players have a special purpose. Primarily, it is to facilitate the game by tagging the faster disabled players. The able-bodied players shall be identified by the wearing of high visibility fluoro vests.