Super Series Triumph For Yorkshire Lions
YORKSHIRE LIONS TRIUMPH IN 1ST NATIONAL SUPER SERIES
Yorkshire’s newest wheelchair rugby team; Yorkshire Lions, have just completed their first ever league season by entering the bottom of Division 3 and gaining promotion to Division 2 at the first ask!
Yorkshire Lions play ‘paralympic style – full contact’ rugby, which can only be played by people with upper limb and torso impairment. Typically players have had accidents including broken necks. The club was set up 2 years ago and in that time the Squad have made enormous strides in fitness and development. The team are based in Wakefield but have players travelling from Hull, Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Bradford to train each week.
Since they joined the National League, 4 players have already been scouted to join the GB Regional Development Squad.
The Division 3 National League included 3 BT Super Series events in February and March at Leigh and culminated in Stoke On Trent (April 16/17), where the Southern and Northern Pools all come together for the finals.
Yorkshire Lions played 2 games on the Saturday:
Team Solent Hammerheads 14 Yorkshire Lions 53
Stoke Mandeville Maulers 24 Yorkshire Lions 62
And 2 games on the Sunday, the final game being the final, where they were beaten into second place, but the first two teams are promoted:
Caledonain Crushers 10 Yorkshire Lions 57
Liverpool Lions 56 Yorkshire Lions 31