Passionate Supporters Excel in Wheelchair Rugby League
A number of inspiring stories come across our desks at Bulldogs Headquarters but we were particularly engaged by Bulldogs member Mat Gully’s email detailing his first year playing wheelchair rugby league. On the first weekend of March, with the kickoff of the NRL season just days away, passionate Bulldogs supporters Jamie Eid, Daniel Begman and Mat Gully were embarking on their very own big day – the Wheelchair Rugby League Grand Final, where they took out the B/2 Grade Division Grand Final. Held at Menai Indoor Sports Centre, NRL head of football and a deep down Bulldogs man – Todd Greenberg was on hand to observe the finals action in which he was very impressed. “It’s amazing,” said Greenberg in a sideline interview. “It is my first time watching wheelchair rugby league. It is very physical, very skilful and they are very passionate.” “This is a great derivative of the game, so encouraging seeing people play wheelchair rugby league”. Wheelchair Rugby League is a variation of Rugby League that allows athletes with disabilities to compete with and against able-bodied people. For more information on Wheelchair Rugby League and how you can get involved go to: www.wrlaustralia.com.au From everyone at the Bulldogs – CONGRATULATIONS to Mat, Jamie, Daniel and their team mates!