YCK Disability Rugby League

York City Knights – Disability RL Club

Super League (Europe) and the Rugby Football League (RFL) have partnered with the national social care charity Community Integrated Care (CIC) to form a ground-breaking inclusive sports programme for people with learning disabilities and autism.

The ‘Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League’ will give people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to play an adapted version of Rugby League, in a series of high-profile festivals and events.

Here at the Knights, we are starting 2021 with the launch of a number of virtual challenges, progressing to face to face sessions as and when government guidelines permit.  The programme will tie in with a national campaign promoting the activities in the build up to the start of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

We launched our LDRL side in 2019 and within it’s first year the team played in several festivals including the opportunity to play in front of Sky TV cameras, thousands of fans and a whole host of high profile sporting arenas including Anfield home of Liverpool F.C, Craven Park and Bootham Crescent amongst other venues. These fun sessions and great festivals are a wonderful opportunity for more people to enjoy the game of Rugby League.

Our programme now offers participants the opportunity to incorporates playing Rugby League with the Mencap Round the World Challenge (RTWC). These challenges will further help promote participants to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The aim is to accumulate hours of fun physical activities and sports into around the world adventure. Participants get to choose from 3 different routes, log activity hours and receive regular rewards throughout.

The programme aims to promote physical activity, the development of skills, confidence and positive experiences for people with disabilities, and promote social inclusion. Our aim is to provide additional support to people with a disability to get out and get active in a way that is flexible, fun and motivating.

As well as the health and social benefits of being active, being involved in RTWC can help in other areas of life. As part of the programme there are sports leadership, volunteering opportunities available. New participants welcome Disability RL Club registrations  click here

Once registered, please download the clubforce app to your phone for weekly register and form part of our track and trace. For more information contact Adam Prentis on 01904 876527 or email a.prentis@yorkcityknights.com;