World Cup beckons later this year
Liam Luff, who has HSP, has been selected for the Australian Wheelchair Rugby League train-on squad in preparation for the World Cup to be held in the UK in October and November this year. The selection followed this year’s State of Origin clash in January between NSW and QLD.
Liam, from Sydney, is an NDIS disability support provider for young adults with disabilities around the Sutherland Shire region. He says “There are no words to express how honoured I am to have been selected to don the green and gold for the Australian Wheelaroos for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.
Liam commented “Massive congratulations to the other absolute legends and incredible people and athletes who have been selected to the team. This is a group of guys who will make Australia proud. I am so grateful to every single coach, teammate and competitor I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and playing against, and the entire Wheelchair Rugby League community for how supportive our family of volunteers, coaches, and players is. England can’t come soon enough! #RLWC2021“
His mother Patricia added “So proud of Liam Luff he has made the Wheelaroos team to represent Australia in the Rugby League World Cup. He has been training hard to make the team. Congratulations Love you”
The camp is to get the team focused on being ready to represent the sport on the world stage with teams from England, France, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Wales and the USA competing. Wheelaroos head coach, Brett Clark, said “Our sport in Australia has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years. I truly believe that the team selected represents a turning point for Wheelchair Rugby League in Australia.”
SOURCES: Wheelchair Rugby League Australia
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