WARRINGTON Wolves are set to form a new wheelchair rugby league team.

The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation will this hold open trials this weekend for the fledgling squad, which could compete in a wheelchair rugby league this year.

It follows on from physical disability and women’s teams set up by the club during the past year.

Foundation director Neil Kelly said: “It’s an open trial for people to come down and have a go, and to see if we can get enough interest to do something.

“A couple of England coaches are coming up to take the training session.

“They’re planning ahead and looking at what their season looks like.

“We will possibly be entering the league this year, it depends on what numbers we get really.

“But we will definitely be playing some games, even if that is in a sort of development league or wheelchair rugby festivals to bring us up to speed with the level that the other teams are playing at.”

Former British international wheelchair fencer Adrian Derbyshire will captain the team and act as player coach.

The squad is being former ahead of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, when men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will take place side by side.

Neil added: “We’re dead keen to get going and get our team playing anyway.

“You never know, the guys who try the sport on Friday could be playing in the World Cup in two years’ time.

“That would be an ideal situation.

“We have a great disability programme here, and the guys have really took to it.

“Hopefully we will get enough interest to kick start it, and we will see where we go from there.”

Trials take place at Woolston Learning Village on Holes Lane from 6pm to 7.30pm on Friday, February 8.

For more information email craigthomason@wolvesfoundation.com.