The recent rugby league World Cup saw all three tournaments run side by side with the mens, womens and wheelchair competitions all televised by the BBC and all combined into one big festival of rugby league.
As a result of this, both the womens and wheelchair game saw increased attention and with the amazing success of England men winning the wheelchar tournament, it gained a lot of new fans, as many were exposed to the sport for the first time.
Championship side Bradford Bulls are now putting on a wheelchair rugby league taster session on Wednesday (7th December) for those who were inspired to give the game a go.
That taster session will also be attended by Rob Hawkins, who represented England at the World Cup, scoring an incredible five tries in the team’s second group game against Spain.
Bulls announced the news in a tweet and provided a sign-up form to register interest for the hour-long session at Sedbergh Sports Centre.
🏆 TRAIN WITH A WORLD CUP WINNER 🏆
👨🦽 @England_RL's Rob Hawkins will be in attendance at our Wheelchair Taster Session THIS WEDNESDAY!
👇 Details below, or to register your interest click the link!
— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) December 5, 2022
Hawkins was the youngest member of the squad at just 20 but senior player Joe Coyd, England’s most capped player, described him as an “up-and-coming star”.
In a pre-final preview breaking down his team members, Coyd passed comment on Hawkins.
“He is the newest member of the squad and the youngest, but has huge potential. He plays for Halifax Panthers and was the best player in the Super League this season.”
Those comments surely make it even more reason to attend the taster session considering the most experienced England international ever is praising the session’s main attendee that highly.
Hawkins also helped Halifax win the Super League title last year, starring the in the Grand Final as they upset favourites Leeds Rhinos.
The session is open to all ages, genders and physical abilities and the application form is attached here.