Hull FC Continue Recruitment Drive For New PDRL Team

Hull FC and the Community Foundation are continuing their drive to make Rugby League as inclusive for as many people as possible, with the new PDRL team still recruiting new players.

With already existing Academy, Reserves, Scholarship, College, Wheelchair, Women’s, Girl’s and LDRL teams, the addition of a PDRL team in October made the Black & Whites one of Rugby League’s most inclusive teams, with the opportunity to represent the club at numerous disciplines.

The PDRL team trains at the Bonus Youth Performance Centre on Thursday evenings (6-7pm), with new players invited to come down and join in, after plenty of interest since the team was established in the autumn.

Hull FC Community Foundation Inclusion Manager Mike Swainger said: “PDRL is slightly different to something like Wheelchair Rugby League, because there is certain criteria that needs to be met for each participant. You have to have a physical disability to take part,” he explained.

“There is a chance for those that don’t have a physical disability to take part, because each team can have two facilitators on the pitch. But there are certain safety measures in place for facilitators, such as they can only take the ball in 10 yards and they can’t score – they must pass.

“But we’re excited to be starting our PDRL journey and offering another opportunity for more people to represent the Black & Whites.”

For more information on how to get involved with the PDRL team, or if you have a specific query, please email