The Rugby League Wheelchair World Cup will have a new look following the creation of a brand new trophy for the 2021 tournament.
The trophy has been designed at the Royal Warrant holding Thomas Fattorini Ltd – a 192-year-old family run business.
It reflects the style of the existing men’s and women’s RLWC trophies and completes the set perfectly.
The design features a superbly crafted ribbon that wraps around the middle, showing wheelchair athletes in action all demonstrating the dynamic and fast pace nature of the sport.
The 2021 tournament will be the first time the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments are to be played simultaneously. This announcement follows that of all players receiving equal participation fees and for the first time the women’s and wheelchair tournaments will have prize money for teams.
CEO of RLWC2021, Jon Dutton, said: “This trophy is a symbol of the work we’re doing to promote the wheelchair game to a wider audience and deliver a tournament that leaves a long-lasting legacy.
“We’re aiming to make this tournament the most inclusive sporting event and commissioning a new Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup trophy alongside our colleagues at the IRL highlights our continued commitment to promoting this fantastic sport.”