Visit by James Simpson

2022-05-04T07:59:47+00:00May 4th, 2022|

Visit to Temple Moor by James Simpson, Wheelchair Rugby World Cup Ambassador | Tuesday, 3 May 2022

We were very pleased to welcome the truly inspirational James Simpson into school to spend time with our staff and students.

Sadly, James lost both legs on a tour of Afghanistan in 2009.  This did not stop James from achieving his goals and ambitions and he is now Leeds Rhinos’ wheelchair captain and a 2021 Rugby League World Cup Ambassador!

James addressed Year 8 students in their assembly and also met Year 7 and Year 9 PE students where he spoke about his aspirations and resilience following his injury whilst on duty in Afghanistan.

James brought along with him Three Rugby League World Cup Trophies which are currently on tour, leading up to the Rugby League World Cup which takes place in England in October this year.  Here he is with Miss Matthews, who arranged James’ visit.

Here’s Mr West posing with the trophies … nobody was allowed to touch them!!


This is a really great article to read if you would like to find out more about James:

Meet James Simpson – the ex-soldier turned England wheelchair rugby league star and World Cup ambassador –

You can follow James HERE on Twitter too!

It was a really great day and we are honoured to have welcomed James into our school.  Both students and staff have loved hearing James talk about his bravery, drive and determination to achieve his ambitions and goals.



For the first time in RLWC history, the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will take place together in 2022.

All 61 matches will be played at venues across England between 15 October and 19 November 2022.




Details about the local fixtures  taking place during the tournament and where you can buy tickets:

  • Australia vs Fiji (men’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Saturday 15th October) -19.30pm
  • Jamaica vs Ireland (men’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Sunday 16th October) – 17:00pm
  • New Zealand vs Ireland (men’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Friday 28th October) – 19:30pm
  • England vs Brazil (women’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Tuesday 1st November) – 14:30pm
  • Papua New Guinea (women’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Tuesday 1st November) – 17:00pm
  • Canada vs Brazil (women’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Wednesday 9th November) – 17:00pm
  • England vs Papua New Guinea (women’s) – Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Wednesday 9th November) – 19:30pm
  • (Thursday 10th November) – 19:30pm
  • Semi-Final: Winner QF1 vs Winner QF3 (men’s) – Elland Road, Leeds (Friday 11th November) – 19:45pm