Published: 06:00, 20 July 2021
Amputee rugby player James Hazel can look forward to a cup final in his new wheelchair.
Dartford Lions Club have come to the aid of Hazel by funding the cost of a specially made wheelchair.
England international Hazel plays for Dartford-based side the Argonauts, who train at Fairfield Leisure Centre.
Known as the Skeleton Army, they have reached the National Premier League cup final, which is set to take place next month after last weekend’s original date was postponed.
Hazel is due to play in the match, which will be televised, and Dartford Lions president Ragbhir Sandhu said: “Our club has been supporting local causes and projects since first being formed in 1969.
“It’s always rewarding to see the progress being made by individuals and groups whom we have supported.
“The Argonauts Wheelchair Rugby is particularly special as some of our members have visited their training sessions and matches, while others have tried the sport in the wheelchairs.
“The wheelchair presented to James was especially built for him.
“Although expensive, it’s clearly made a difference to James and the entire team. Come on the Skeleton
Hazel is also set to feature when England host the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup in November.