Tag: RLWC2021

SRD Foundation to host trials for Wales Physical Disability World Cup squad

Salford Red Devils Foundation are proud to be hosting the trials at Eccles Sixth Form College for the Wales Physical Disability World Cup squad on Sunday 18th July at 2pm, as part of its ongoing commitment to providing access to rugby league for all in the community.

The first-class facilities will form a central base for ongoing training sessions delivered by highly qualified Wales Rugby League coaches and aided and supported by Salford Red Devils Foundation.

Salford Red Devils Foundation director Neil Blackburn said: “Salford Red Devils and Wales RL have a fantastic partnership in place and we are thrilled to be able to host their PDRL world cup squad.

“We currently run a Learning Disability Super League team and are actively looking to further develop our disability delivery so the opportunity to link up is perfect.”

The first session will be held on Sunday 18th July and this will give the opportunity for anyone who is interested to attend and join in with the activities.

Trialists need to be born in Wales, have lived in Wales for at least five years or have Welsh heritage – at least one parent or grandparent born in Wales. If you have any of these qualifications, you may get the opportunity to join the squad but if you don’t, all are still welcome to attend this open access session.

To register or for more information, please contact: neil.lynch@walesrugbyleague.co.uk.

PDRL Rules 

  • 9 women and men in a team with a physical disability
  • PDRL is a running format
  • Full contact and touch based on colour of shorts

Rugby league unites in support of social media boycott

The Rugby Football League, Super League Europe, Rugby League World Cup 2021 and the Rugby League Players’ Association today add further sporting support to the boycott of social media this Bank Holiday Weekend.

The sport’s governing body and its leading clubs and players will withdraw from key platforms from 3pm on Friday until 11:59pm on Monday, to show solidarity with other sports, and amplify the message that nobody should have to suffer abuse, racism or harassment on social media.

Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE, the Chair of the RFL Inclusion and Advisory Board: “Rugby League is committed to fighting racism and discrimination through its Tackle It action plan and supporting the many people involved in making change happen.

As Non-Executive Director of the RFL and Chair of the RFL’s Inclusion Board, I am proud to see rugby league joining the sporting world in sending out a very clear message that online hate and abuse will not be tolerated.

“I encourage all of the rugby league community to join us for this weekend’s social media boycott, and to support our continuing efforts to fight this evil.”

Louise Foster-Wilson, GMB Equality and Inclusion Officer – on behalf of Rugby League Players’ Association: “Social media can play a huge part in spreading awareness of this game we love but players and officials must feel able to use these social media platforms without facing abuse and discrimination.

“GMB supports all those in Rugby League and the wider sporting world in general who are joining the social media boycott this weekend. Lets work together to end discrimination once and for all #TackleIt.”

Ken Davy, Executive Chairman of Super League, added: “Super League and its clubs take a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of racism and are united in our cause to end discrimination in Rugby League.

“Social media can be a place for rugby league fans to enjoy the best the sport has to offer, but too often players, coaches, match officials and fans face online abuse. We are proud to join with the sporting world this weekend to send a message that more needs to be done to eradicate this.”

RLWC2021 CEO, Jon Dutton, commented: “Rugby League World Cup 2021 stands together with the rugby league community and other sporting governing bodies to underline the message there is no place for abuse, discrimination, hate or racism in sport.”

Salford Red Devils do not tolerate racism, abuse or harassment online, or in any form, and we hope our fans will support this weekend’s campaign.

Live updates of our game against Castleford Tigers tomorrow evening will be available here on the Betfred Super League website.

SALFORD LEAD PHYSIO TO WORK WITH ENGLAND AT RLWC2021

Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce that lead physio Rob Artingstall has been appointed as a physiotherapist for England, ahead of June’s mid-season international against the Combined Nations All Stars and Autumn’s Rugby League World Cup.

Artingstall will continue in his role within the backroom staff at the AJ Bell Stadium, but admits this has always been a dream of his to be involved in the England setup.

Speaking on the appointment, Artingstall said: “Working with England has always been a goal of mine since I started working in rugby. It is such an unbelievable honour and I’m so excited and privileged to get to work together with all of the staff and players at England.

“Everyone has been so welcoming and I can’t wait to contribute towards what is going to be an amazing World Cup campaign.”

Salford Red Devils director of rugby and operations, Ian Blease, added: “This announcement is fantastic news for Rob and for Salford Red Devils.

“Rob has been a pivotal part of our medical setup for over seven years, and to be able to work with England RL at this year’s Rugby World Cup is an achievement that is well-deserved and speaks volumes about Rob’s ability and knowledge.”

England head coach Shaun Wane commented: “Rob is very professional and highly respected within the game, and I’m delighted that he’s now part of the England set up.”

Artingstall linked up with Wane and the England squad for the first time on Tuesday, as Wane held his first in-person training session since he took over as England head coach, at Leeds Beckett University.

England play the Combined Nations All Stars at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday 25 June – part of a historic double-header featuring the Men’s and Women’s teams.

Tickets are on sale now via the RFL website, priced £20 for adults and £10 for under U16s. An initial 4,000 tickets are available, with the hope that further areas of the stadium will become available as social distancing requirements ease.

RLWC 2021 TICKETS ON SALE TO MARK 200 DAYS TO GO

Today marks 200 days to go until the opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), and to celebrate this milestone, general admission tickets are now officially on sale.

Salford Red Devils fans can now secure their seat for anyone of the 61 fixtures that take place later this year, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments that will take place simultaneously for the first time across England.

Fans can now purchase tickets here until Tuesday 1 June, where tickets will go off sale for a three-week period until June 21st for seat assignment. In addition, RLWC2021 has also launched competing nations merchandise which is available via the RLWC2021 Official Shop.

The general sale will see ticket prices starting as low as £2.21 for concessions, and the unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50.

Demand for tickets has already exceeded organisers expectations during the ballot period last year, with several fixtures only having limited availability remaining.

Fans who have been starved of live sporting actions since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic have the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of rugby league surrounded by full stadiums. RLWC2021 are working alongside UK governing bodies to deliver a restriction free tournament.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “This is a momentous day for the tournament as general admission tickets go on sale to the public.

“The last year or so has been an incredibly challenging one for everyone, including fans deprived of seeing live events, and to be able to go on sale for what promises to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history is very exciting.

“The countdown is well and truly on, and fans from all of our incredible host cities can feel the excitement building, with general sale being the latest milestone passed on the road to RLWC2021.

“With the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournament tickets going on sale today, there are so many amazing fixtures for fans to secure their seats to, giving them a chance to be involved in what is sure to be a fantastic World Cup. There is a real opportunity for them to not only support their own nation, but also the realistic and affordable possibility of seeing some of the other high-profile games and maybe adopting a second team in the tournament.”

Tournament organisers have also issued a ticket refund guarantee for all ticket buyers should there be restrictions on crowds at the event and to reassure fans in the unfortunate circumstance the event has to be cancelled. More information is available here.

Premium seats and Hospitality experiences are still on sale and available for all matches and will give fans the opportunity to secure a place at the tournament in addition to enjoying the best match day experience each venue has to offer. More details available here.

Fans can also secure their ticket through booking their Squad Trip including accommodation and experiences all in one place – making it easy to plan your trip and giving you a great choice across our host towns and cities.