BBC South East, KMFM, Kent Messenger, Kent Sport News and the Medway Times were on hand at the launch at Medway Park as students from The Bishop of Rochester Academy played a game under the guidance of Owen Wasey and Adam Barnett.
The Report will be on the BBC SE News at 1830 hrs on Friday 07 Dec 12
Six teams – France, Australia, Scotland, Malta, Wales &hosts, England – will compete for The 2013 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup from 03 – 13 July 2012 at Medway Park.
England will be defending the crown they won in 2008 and are already working hard. There is a training session at Medway Park on Saturday and Sunday as the team get some hours in at the ‘home’ pitch.
Wheelchair Rugby League was invented in France in 2002 and came to England in 2005.
It has seen huge growth across the UK and Europe. Medway Dragons began in 2010 and play in the National Leagues.
Mark Roughsedge, Medway & Kent Community Rugby League Coach said ‘This is a great day for Medway and The Dragons. The 2013 Rugby League World Cup is the first global sporting event post Olympics and Paralympics and we have a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be a part of it’