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NEW DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OPENS IN WEST WALES


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#1 DugSWRLgan

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

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WALES Rugby League have launched the latest initiative to help youngsters into the sport with a new West Wales Regional Performance Development Centre in Whitland.

Robert Newsome OBE, headteacher of Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Whitland, Caermarthenshire, Mark Rowley, general manager of the Wales Rugby League, and Andy Coley, liaison manager for Wigan Warriors attached to the Wales RL, officially opened the new facility on Monday (November 12).

The Regional Performance Development Centre is one of only three in Wales, and follows the opening of the Elite Performance Centre in Deeside last month.

The new Whitland centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that help youngsters, especially those new to rugby league, to get to grips with the sport.

It is aimed at bringing together local Under-14 players from the various regions of West Wales so that they can be receive training from the Wales Rugby League performance coaching staff.

The players, drawn from local clubs and schools, can be identified by the WRL staff and come together in weekly sessions to work on the core skills of rugby league.

Then, at the end of each block of work, they will play against the other two regional centres in Wales which will give them a chance to showcase their talents.

Players can then enter the Wales Rugby League pathway through the Under-16 South Wales Academy that can lead to great things in the future.

#2 jannerboyuk

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

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#3 foozler

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

Sounds like some really good things are happening in Wales at grassroots level. Fair play to Wigan for having the foresight to link up with Wales RL and put in the effort to developing the game and providing a clear pathway to the top level in the UK.

#4 Futtocks

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Excellent news! :)

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#5 Viking Warrior

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

yet more positives coming from the principality, the game is at last really taking off in the whole of the country.
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#6 Geoff Lee

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

Just a thought for what is an excellent initiative. Some lads may well be attracted to this Development Centre because they fancy their chances at playing Rugby League as a career, for their next ten years or so. Others may wish to attend more so because they just like playing the game and want to get better at it but just playing at whatever level they feel happy at.
Will the Centre cater for both or will it be primarily aimed at producing future Super League players.

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