// DISABILITY SPORT
This innovative scheme, with the financial support of Heinz and Sportsmatch, aims to provide young people with a disability the opportunity to access the sport of Rugby League.
The Disability Coaching Programme is a six week period of rugby coaching available to all of the special schools within the Wigan borough.
From this every participant will be invited to take part in a disability awareness festival whereby children will be given the opportunity to learn and compete in the modified versions of the sport of Rugby League.
Furthermore the scheme has now been opened up to all children within Wigan who have a disability and want to experience the sport. The awareness days will provide a unique opportunity for local people to try the sport for the first time whilst also finding out what additional sporting opportunities are available for people with a disability.
The days will be attended by members of the first team squad and the Wigan Wheelchair Rugby Club and will act as a flagship event for the sport.
Community Development Manager Mike Watson said,
"This scheme is a huge first for the club and for the sport in general in the Wigan area. It provides young people with the opportunity to experience modified versions of the sport for the first time. The initiative allows us to help service another sector of our community and help spread the positive message of what our great sport has to offer".