Resilience shines through for the NSW Wheelchair Grand Final
Author : Kristy-Lee Harris NSWRL
NSW Wheelchair Rugby League chairman Edie George has praised the resilience of the teams competing in this year’s NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Grand Final after overcoming a season that was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The competition was suspended after six rounds before recommencing in September for the final two rounds. Canberra Raiders and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks will contest the NSW Plate at 9.30am and St George Illawarra Dragons and Wests Tigers the NSW Cup at 11am with both Grand Finals to be played at Menai Indoor Sports Centre.
“Everyone was able to do their own training over the break, so they came back in decent shape considering such a long time off,” George told nswrl.com.au.
“We retained all participants and teams despite the competition being put on pause, in fact there was a bigger demand for players to come back and play.
“Overall, it’s really exciting to be able to finish our season and I’m proud of all the players efforts who were persistent and dedicated.”
The competition was split into two divisions with division one including the Wests Tigers, Parramatta Eels, St George Illawarra Dragons and Penrith Panthers and division two Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Canberra Raiders and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
Tigers’ Jessi Mowczan has been tipped to have an impact on the court after taking part in the NSW Wheelchair pathways programs.
“20 players are selected to train weekly to develop their skills and be prepared to represent NSW when the opportunity presents itself,” George said.
The NSW Wheelchair Rugby League organisation remains hopeful for a State of Origin match-up where the sky blue will look to defend their reign over Queensland after last year’s huge 52-4 defeat.
More posts from this section
- Jack Brown Wins International Rugby League Wheelchair Golden Boot Award
- NSWWRL Registration Update – Act Now
- NSWRL 2020 statewide competitions cancelled
- NSWWRL – Competition Restart
- Wheelchair Rugby League ready to roll with new season
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League recommences 2020 Competition
- Sharks in NSWWRL Grand Final
- Resilience shines through for the NSW Wheelchair Grand Final
- Dragons crowned three-peat NSW Wheelchair premiers
- Country v City Wheelchair Rugby League comes to Queanbeyan
- Country claim victory in Country v City thriller
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Round One is Here
- NSWWRL Round 1 Tier 1 And Tier 2 Game Results
- Raiders ambassadors support Wheelchair Rugby League
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Round 2 Results
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Round 3 Results
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Rnd 4 Results
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Round 5 Results
- NSW Wheelchair Rugby League Round 6 Results
- Edie George named as new Wheelaroos Assistant Coach
- NRL Wheelchair appoints Ben Cheeseman to action strategic growth plans
- Country dominate City in Wheelchair RL
- NSW & QLD Wheelchair State of Origin Training Squads announced
- England Wheelchair name National Performance Squad
- Come and Try Wheelchair Rugby League with the Cronulla Sharks
- Dragons experience paves way for win in Wheelchair Rugby League Grand Final
- New faces and new Rugby League Elite Wheelchairs for England
- Free entry for Wheelchair Rugby League Origin
- England Smash Wales in International Wheelchair match
- CRRL Wheelchair RL plan