First-ever Wheelchair Rugby League coaching course beckons



The inaugural Wheelchair Rugby League coaching course will be taking place this weekend (30/31 July) at Medway Dragons’ Medway Park home (Mill Lane, Gillingham, ME7 1HF) writes Oliver Roby.


The course, developed in partnership with Rugby League Learning, is a bespoke Level 2 award specifically designed to enable all successful participants to become a Head Coach of a Wheelchair Rugby League team.


There are also Wheelchair RL-specific Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses on the Saturday, with a full-day module on the Sunday.


The venue is fully accessible and the course will be delivered by Marcus Tobin, a former talent coach at the RFL, while England Wheelchair RL Head Coach Mark Roughsedge will be helping out.


RFL Club and Competition Manager Sean Mellor said: “As Wheelchair Rugby League has grown, the need for a specific coaching course for the sport has come up to help it go to the next level.


“There has been good take-up of the course so far and there are only few places left.


“I am delighted to see the product of a huge amount of work finally coming to fruition and look forward to this being the first of many Wheelchair Rugby League-specific coaching courses.”

Places can still be booked by visiting //