Wakefield Trinity Hold Behind the Scenes Experience
Two huge Rugby fans with learning disabilities have been treated to a behind the scenes experience this week in celebration of Learning Disability Week (17th– 23rd June).
Donna and Lisa, who are supported by Community Integrated Care, were honoured to attend a first team training session, allowing them to engage with the Wildcats players and first team coach, Chris Chester. Community Integrated Care colleagues also enjoyed the experience – briefly taking part in the session and taking the opportunity to take photos with the first team.
Marc Brodie, Managing Director of Community Integrated Care in the North East, says, “A huge thank you to Wakefield Trinity and Wakefield Trinity Community Trust for giving the people we support this amazing experience today. As two huge rugby fans, Donna and Lisa have had an amazing day – it’s not often that you have the opportunity to meet the entire Wakefield Trinity first team!”
Wakefield Trinity Community Trust and Community Integrated Care have been working closely together since the announcement of the Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League, of which Wakefield Trinity are one of 12 founding clubs.
The Learning Disability Super League gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity to play an adapted version of rugby league at a series of high-profile events and festivals. Last month, the launch of the programme took place at Dacia’s Magic Weekend, giving almost 160 people the opportunity to play in front of tens of thousands of people at the famous home of Liverpool F.C.
Following on from the incredible success of Magic Weekend, upcoming fixtures for the ground-breaking Learning Disability Super League have been announced, with a festival takin place at Wakefield Trinity on 18th August 2019.