Coming to York this Sunday – Wheelchair Rugby League and ‘The Future of England’

One of the most eye-catching and awe-inspiring sports on the planet takes centre stage at York Sport Centre this Sunday (26th May).

England Wheelchair Rugby League presents ‘The Future of England’, with the best of the nation’s emerging talent set to face off at The Arena, York Sport Centre, on Sunday afternoon (KO 2.45pm).

It’s the highlight of an action-packed event for all the family, which also includes a free-to-enter Youth Wheelchair RL festival at 10am, and a main event curtain-raiser between York RLFC and Bradford Bulls at 12.45pm. 

England Wheelchair Rugby League Head Coach, Tom Coyd, is in the process of unearthing the next generation of talent to take on the world and has selected the following teams.  


Green Team

  • Adam Rigby, Wigan Warriors
  • Chris Haynes, Sheffield Eagles
  • Freya Levy, London Roosters
  • Jason Owen, London Roosters
  • Keiron Johnson, Halifax Panthers
  • Nathan Holmes, Halifax Panthers
  • Ted Fields, Woodlands Warrios
  • Tristan Norfolk, Hull FC

Yellow Team

  • Ewan Clibbens, Leeds Rhinos
  • Jack Heggie, Wigan Warriors
  • Josh Edwards, Hull FC
  • Martin Lane, Wigan Warriors
  • Mason Billington, London Roosters
  • Nathaniel Wright, Halifax Panthers
  • Stephen Reilly, Sheffield Eagles
  • Tom Martin, Halifax Panthers


Tom Coyd says:

“We’ve run a number of development sessions for England’s emerging talent – now it’s time for the players chosen to exhibit what they’ve learned and to showcase their undoubted talent with National Performance Squad places up for grabs.

“I want to give these guys a chance to play in a fantastic facility, with plenty of people watching, to see how they perform at the next level, under scrutiny and in pressure situations when judgement is everything. Because that’s what elite sport is.

“And there’s more to the day than England Wheelchair. Players aged 15 and under have been invited to take part in the morning’s youth festival and York will be taking on the Bradford Bulls in a curtain-raiser, so there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy.”

Tickets for this Bank Holiday Weekend bonanza are available online now, priced from just £3 (concessions) and £5 (adults) at There is free admission for carers attending with a person with additional needs.

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