Published: Thursday, 12th September 2019

A host of international players are returning to Medway Park for the climax of the domestic wheelchair rugby league season.

The official home of England Wheelchair Rugby League in Gillingham is once again proud to be hosting the Super League Grand Final on Saturday, 21 September and tickets are now on sale.

The Grand Final sees the top two teams from the season battle it out in a winner-takes-all clash. 

The match will feature a host of world class players, including many England players who form part of the national squad before they head down under for an Ashes tour to Australia as part of the build up towards the 2021 Rugby League World Cup which is being staged in England. 

The day will also include free taster sessions from 2pm to 4.30pm for anyone who wants to try wheelchair rugby under the guidance of coaches from the Rugby Football League.

There will then be a Championship Final match between Bradford Bulls and Hull at 5pm ahead of the main event when reigning champions Leeds Rhinos will renew their rivalry with Halifax in the Super League Grand Final at 7pm.

Raising the profile of wheelchair sports

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “We are incredibly proud to be the home of the England Wheelchair Rugby League and we are proud that we are continuing to play a key role in raising the profile of the wheelchair sports. Medway has excellent sporting facilities and it is fantastic that we are able to showcase them by hosting top teams. I would encourage residents to come along and give the sport a go.”

Great game experience 

John McMullen, Projects & Partnerships Manager for the RFL said: “The RFL are delighted to once again bring the Wheelchair Grand Final back to Medway, a venue where both players and spectators get a great big game experience.

“This year we are excited to be offering the Medway spectating public the chance to try the sport for themselves during the afternoon before enjoying the action in the Championship and Super League Grand Finals.” 

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £2 for children or £12 for a family ticket (two adults and up to four children). To book call 01634 336 655. Tickets will also be available on the door and are valid for all day. The afternoon taster session is free but participants will need a ticket to stay to watch the two finals matches.

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