Athletics and Recreation

Physical Disability Rugby Promo Video

Physical Disability Rugby Promo Video


(rock music plays) G’day I’m Jason Stevens And I had the honour of playing rugby league for St George, the Sharks, New South Wales and Australia Today I’m here supporting New South Wales physical disability’s rugby league In their first ever tournament right here at Cabramatta sports ground (rock music plays) (rock music slows to a stop, soft guitar plays) My name is Stan Pragnall I’m the secretary of the association That’s New South Wales physical disability rugby league association And I think it’s very very important that people with a disability Have the opportunity to do whatever they want in life and that includes sport And for those people who want to play rugby league but don’t have an opportunity in mainstream sport We’ve got the association that can support you and give you a go to play what is probably The greatest game in the world Physical disability rugby league currently has two teams established under the association The Eastern Sydney Stingrays and the Western Sydney Outlaws Those two teams are the first teams to be set up and hopefully we’re soon to be introducing two new teams From the north and the South (Jason speaking) Founded in 2010 the organisation’s main goal is to let potential recruits know that they exist Yes so my name is George Tonna I’m the chairman of the association We have many aspects of disabilities playing in our sport We got about four different types of disability Cerebral Palsy, amputees upper or lower, any head trauma victims, ABI’s And any muscular disabilities can take part in the program My name is Marrick Glaser I’m part of the committee members I’ve been loving rugby league for my whole life since I was a young kid I’ve got an ABI a quad strain injury so I can’t use my arm I’ve started walking again and running Nothings gonna stop me I’ll still keep playing my sport doesn’t matter what happens Rugby league is good exercise for the body and for the mind It’s also a good social aspect of the game (Marrick) Our rugby league is very social We’ ve got a lot of the guys from all around the state You do make some good friends for life It’s good to catch up from time to time (Jason) Anyone of any age, gender or level of experience is so welcome to come along and get involved Well our youngest player or child is eight years old And the oldest adult is fifty one So its a good variety of ages, of all types of disability, physical types disability We definitely want to try and attract a female, females to our competition We also encourage Indigenous population to take part in the program So that everybody feels safe on the field the game has strict safety rules Rugby league is a rough sport But we tend to give options as well so that its not rough on some of the players Depends on their disability and their age That’s why we’ve got a couple of different sort of outfits for them Red shorts and just plain shorts so the ones that are unable to get tackled so they were the red shorts And the ones that like to be tackled and are overage They can wear different shorts where they actually can be tackled There’s no knock on rules so it’s very modified, simple sport to play Modified version and everyone just has fun It’s a great way to have fun meet friends and have a go at rugby league in a safe and supported environment If you love a sport out there please come along and give its a go especially us Physical disability rugby league it’s a great sport great friends So I’m sold I’m gonna go and see what the rest of the guys are up to (rock music plays)


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