The emphasis for the LDRL side is on inclusion and enjoyment.
It was conceived to provide a team-sport experience to those who would previously not have had such an opportunity. LDRL games are played on a quarter-pitch with seven-a-side teams.
The games are non-contact and generally follow Tag RL rules. Teams are allowed 2 able-bodied players who will play as facilitators, to ensure the match is both free-flowing and well-balanced.
Typically the able-bodied roles are taken up by current or former rugby league professional players. This format was born out of the newly-introduced Physical Disability Rugby League in 2018.
It was created to meet the diverse requirements of rugby league players with disabilities, ensuring no prospective player is excluded from playing the game.
Above all, the Tigers LDRL side is typically non-competitive and completely inclusive.
Activities are delivered with a view to developing the participant’s skills and confidence while providing new challenges and opportunities.
- Castleford Tigers are a founding member of the LDRL competition in conjunction with the Rugby Football League