RLWC Advisory Group
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 Advisory Group is a team of volunteers with learning disabilities, who are advising RLWC2021 officials and Tournament organisers on ways to make the international event more accessible and inclusive for all.
In partnership with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), Rugby Football League and Super League, people supported by official social care partners Community Integrated Care have been given specialist mentoring and development opportunities, designed to fulfil their potential, promote independence, and make dreams come true.
Meeting together virtually every month, the group discuss ways to improve the experiences of people with learning disabilities accessing live sporting events and matchdays. From players in the Learning Disability Super League, to people who had no prior interest in Rugby League, the group have diverse interests and offer differing valued perspectives.
Sharing their individual lived experiences of navigating live events with a learning disability, they’re able to think through practical advice, and offer solutions on difficult topics. This unique experience ensures that they are best placed to help the Tournament organisers achieve their objectives of being the biggest and most inclusive World Cup, ever.