The Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League team are taking up the challenge of covering 255 miles individually between February 1st- April 30th, to raise funds for their 2021 Rugby League World Cup campaign.

255 miles is the distance between Edinburgh and Sheffield, where the team will be based for the upcoming tournament, at the English Institute of Sport. The team and support staff are getting creative with how they are going to cover the distance, be it pushing, running, or walking.

The team have set a fundraising goal of £5,000, which will go towards the expenses associated with Scotland’s representative team including high performance training, traveling to, and participation in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Joint Head-Coach, Jim Dyson, who has also shaved off his beloved beard to raise funds, adds:

The guys that we have are a determined, and dedicated bunch, and we want to make sure we have as good a chance of being competitive at the World Cup as we can.

To donate towards the teams efforts, click here

Keep up to date with all of the team’s fundraising activity via our website, and social media channels (@scotlandrl)

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The Rugby League World Cup is taking place between the 23 October – 27 November this autumn and is the pinnacle of international Rugby League, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time.

The three tournaments will take place in 21 venues across 18 host towns and cities in England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.

RLWC2021 will be the most visible Rugby League event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC.

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