Gill Johnson, Founder Another great presentation at
Disability Sport or Sport for Disabled People
A one-day conference focusing on how to increase
disabled people’s participation in sport and active recreation
16th May 2013,
English Institute for Sport, Sheffield
Wheelchair Tag Rugby League is a unique and still very new sport. It is inclusive and enables both disabled and non disabled people of both sexes and a wide age range to train and play a competitive sport together.
Meticulous planning and preparation was key when Bradford Bulls Wheelchair Tag Rugby League Club was set. With support of the Rugby Football League training, funding (from £9,000 from Sport England) and partnerships were set up. The club also gained ClubMark accreditation.
The club also linked up with Superleague club, Bradford Bulls and its Community Foundation, a relationship which has benefited both parties, both in terms of profile and funding.
Gill Johnson founded the Bradford Bulls Wheelchair Tag Rugby League Club. She was Manager of the World Cup winning England Wheelchair RL team in 2008. She spent a lot of years helping disabled Rugby League fans prior to that and she now focuses, along with her husband, Richard, the Club Coach, on developing inclusive sports in Bradford