Hull FC’s Tristan Norfolk and Warrington Wolves’ Callum Young are each known as as much as the England Wheelchair efficiency squad for this Sunday’s coaching camp in Hull; it comes because the Rugby League World Cup winners start preparations for this yr’s European Championships
Last Updated: 17/04/23 7:23pm
Hull FC’s Tristan Norfolk has been known as into the England Wheelchair efficiency squad
Tristan Norfolk and Callum Young are among the many new faces within the England Wheelchair efficiency squad forward of the staff’s first coaching camp since final yr’s Rugby League World Cup triumph.
Norfolk and Young will hyperlink up with head coach Tom Coyd’s squad for the primary time on Sunday after they maintain a session at St Mary’s College in Hull. Halifax Panthers’ Tom Martin, who educated with England final yr, known as up too.
Players who’ve moved on since final November’s World Cup remaining win over France are James Simpson, who has retired from enjoying, and Dec Roberts, who’s now not accessible for worldwide choice. Jack Brown stays a part of the squad, however is not going to be concerned in Hull as a result of dwelling in Australia.
“I’m excited by the prospect of those 15 gamers coming collectively for our first coaching camp for the reason that World Cup,” Coyd mentioned.
“We have misplaced two key contributors to that World Cup success, and I’d prefer to pay tribute once more to James Simpson for his profession, and likewise to Dec Roberts for his dedication to the England trigger over a few years – and to want them each luck of their continued roles with Leeds and Wigan respectively.
“Callum Young and Tristan Norfolk are two newcomers to our England programme, and we stay up for welcoming them. Tristan might be on residence territory this weekend and has earned the decision by some scintillating kind with Hull FC, whereas Callum is an thrilling younger expertise.”
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All six golf equipment within the Betfred Wheelchair Super League are represented within the England squad, which sees Jack Heggie (Wigan Warriors), Freya Levy (London Roosters), and Leeds Rhinos duo Josh Butler and Ewan Clibbens recalled after all of them missed out on World Cup choice.
Sunday’s coaching session in Hull is open to spectators and can precede the Wheelchair Super League conflict between Hull FC and London Roosters on the close by Allam Sports Arena, and kinds a part of England’s preparations for the upcoming European Championships.
“As we sit up for the European Championships on the finish of this season and past that the subsequent World Cup in France in 2025, it is good to have the ability to have such a depth of expertise and potential on this England squad,” Coyd, who is happy by how the wheelchair sport as grown since England lifted the World Cup, mentioned.
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“I’ve been delighted by the early phases of the Betfred Wheelchair Super League season, with 5 of the six groups now having a minimum of one win on the board, and a very profitable first Magic Round in Birmingham on the weekend.
“We have already got extra lively gamers within the sport than in the entire of final season, as wheelchair rugby league advantages from the World Cup publicity and success – and that’s going to imply extra gamers pushing for England choice in future years.”
England Wheelchair efficiency squad
Seb Bechara (Halifax Panthers), Wayne Boardman (Halifax Panthers), Jack Brown (North Queensland Cowboys), Josh Butler (Leeds Rhinos), Ewan Clibbens (Leeds Rhinos), Nathan Collins (Leeds Rhinos), Joe Coyd (London Roosters), Tom Halliwell (Leeds Rhinos), Rob Hawkins (Halifax Panthers), Jack Heggie (Wigan Warriors), Lewis King (London Roosters), Freya Levy (London Roosters), Tom Martin (Halifax Panthers), Tristan Norfolk (Hull FC), Adam Rigby (Wigan Warriors), Callum Young (Warrington Wolves).