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University to host Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final

The University of Hull will play host to the Wheelchair Challenge Cup final this weekend.

Holders Leeds Rhinos will battle it out with Catalans Dragons for the title at the Allam Sport Centre at 2.30pm.

Steve Curtis, Head of Sport at the University of Hull, said: “It’s brilliant to be hosting the Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final. This is the latest in a long line of prestigious sporting events to be held here at the University.

“Following on from hosting the Allam British Open Squash Championship and the Vitality Netball Super League, this game builds on the great reputation and highlights the strong standing that the University has for hosting high-profile matches like this.

“We pride ourselves on being an inclusive university and we look forward to welcoming Leeds Rhinos and Catalans Dragons, and wish them both the best of luck in the game ahead.”

Chris Godfrey, Social and Inclusion Manager at Rugby Football League, said that he hopes welcoming some of the most elite Wheelchair Rugby players onto our campus will provide an aspirational opportunity for the people of Hull living with long term health conditions and disability.

He said: “The ability to showcase people’s talents in spite of disability is what we look to do and give people a realistic target of engaging in the sport.

“Wheelchair Rugby allows all the same opportunity to participate, regardless of gender or disability, the sport treats all participants on an equal level.”

The match coincides with the University of Hull’s Open Day, which will see thousands of prospective students and their families visit the campus to find out about University life in Hull.

Team GB’s triple Olympic Champion Max Whitlock OBE will be on campus giving visitors the opportunity to have their picture taken with him and find out more about the University’s unique partnership with Team GB in a Meet and Greet session, as well as hear about his insights into personal development and success in the Welcome talk.

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