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USA Wheelchair

Nickname: The Hawks |

USA Wheelchair

Nickname: The Hawks |
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IRL Ranking :
N/A

head coach

Head Coach:
Geoff Mason

Captain

Captain:
Jefery Townsend

Appearances

World Cup Appearances:
None

Best Results

World Cup Best Result:
N/A

host venues

RLWC2021 Host Town:
Sheffield

Team Bio

The USA Independence Day (4 July) of 2021 saw an historic event for USA Rugby League as the first ever national Wheelchair Rugby League team was announced to compete in this year’s RLWC2021. The team is currently based in Columbia, S.C (South Carolina) and have taken part in multiple sessions since January of this year (2021), in preparation for the competition. The USA Wheelchair side is grouped with Wales, Scotland and the defending champions France, with group games taking place at the EIS in Sheffield.

The USA side will face experienced teams who have athletes regularly competing in England’s domestic Wheelchair League but remain confident they can compete at this year’s event and enjoy their role of relative underdog. The untested side are eager to show their strength on the global stage and maybe cause the odd upset here and there. 

There is a strong burgeoning rugby league fanbase in the USA and it’s fantastic to see that the passion for the game is cross-discipline across to Wheelchair Rugby League. The USA Wheelchair team competing at the RLWC2021 are setting their sights on being able to inspire the next generation within the nation. 

Although the 'heartland' of rugby league is in the North East of the United States, some expansion is underway in other areas of the East coast. Efforts are also being made to set up a West coast competition and Midwest competition, as well as the California Rugby League competition, and expanding the wheelchair national team.

Schedule

Wheelchair Group B

SCO

Fri 4
November

13:30

EIS Sheffield

USA

Wheelchair Group B

WAL

Mon 7
November

19:30

EIS Sheffield

USA

Wheelchair Group B

FRA

Thu 10
November

11:00

EIS Sheffield

USA

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