A DOCUMENTARY on Warrington Wolves’ physical disability rugby league team has scooped a top industry award.

First screened in December on Channel 4, Adam Hills: Take His Legs followed the Australian comedian and his Wire teammates on their journey to becoming world champions.

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Celebrating the World Club Challenge win with Russell Crowe

And the programme was named as the winner in the Television/Digital Documentary category at the 2019 British Sports Journalism Awards last night, Monday.

More than 600 guests were present at the ceremony in London, with judges describing the show as ‘raw and emotional’ and ‘engaging throughout’.

Hills himself, the host of Channel 4’s the Last Leg, was on hand to collect the award.

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Picture by Steve Rowe/the British Sports Journalism Awards

He previously said of the documentary: “Playing PDRL has been one of the greatest adventures of my life.

“I’m so glad we brought a camera with us, because it took me to places I never expected – like Wakefield.

“More than that though, it has shown me the power that sport has to change lives.”

The 60-minute one-off documentary followed the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation team from open trials on Victoria Park to travelling down under to beat South Sydney Rabbitohs in the inaugural PDRL World Club Challenge six months later.

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Also focussing on players’ struggles with mental health problems, it was heralded as ‘a story of passion, determination and the amazing ability of sport to unite and overcome’.