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Donation and contribution welcomed by Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Rugby League welcomes the news that it has been identified as an organisation that can benefit from the $20,000 donation and contribution arising from the fine paid by Addin Fonua-Blake from Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

The much-needed funds will benefit our players, education and rehabilitation programs. They will also assist to reinvigorate our sport that has been significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to continuing to showcase our sport as we work towards fielding a world class Wheelaroos team at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England where Wheelchair will, for the first time, take its rightful place alongside the men’s and women’s game.

About Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2010 that facilitates the premier wheelchair rugby league competitions across Australia.

It is a skillful and inclusive sport that is quickly growing in popularity. Many wheelchair rugby league players join competitions straight from rehabilitation after life-changing accidents. It is a truly inclusive sport where people with and without disability play together on the same team.

The emphasis is on respect, participation, health and the well-being of individuals, personal performance, social interaction and self-esteem.

Media Contact: Joanne Ryan, Phone: 0421 059 866 Image attached – Brad Grove and Zac Schumacher Wheelaroos from the 2019 Aus v England Test


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