Halifax Wheelchair Rugby League Club is an integral part of the Halifax Rugby League family. As well as being one of wheelchair sport’s most successful teams, the club also has close links with the community in Calderdale.
For the first team, the last ten years have seen a number of successes, including a league championship, two wins in Grand Finals, three Challenge Cup victories and a European Championship. Twice they have done the Grand-final, Challenge Cup double.
The team’s home is the Inspire Centre at Calderdale College, close to the town centre. Here the team plays its main fixtures and holds its regular training sessions.
Halifax Wheelchair Rugby League Club’s roots go back to 2005, when the club was set up. With strong ties to the Calderdale Community Coaching Trust (CCCT), as well as its first team responsibilities, the club acts as an inspirational vehicle for disability sport and disability awareness in the area.
It’s fair to say that Halifax Wheelchair Rugby League is first and foremost a community club, run by local volunteers, played by people from the local area and open to everyone. During the season, which normally runs from October to March the focus is largely on training and matches, whilst the emphasis moves towards community tie-ups during the closed season.