Jump to content

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Tours – Register Your Interest Now!
Join TotalRL.com, League Express & Rugby League World at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea! Click here for more info

Rugby League World
FREE 2016 Fixture Guide
League Express

Rugby League Yearbook 2015-2016

- - - - -


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
5 replies to this topic

#1 DugSWRLgan

  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:11 PM


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

  • Coach
  • 5,523 posts

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

cracking stuff
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME


I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!

#3 foozler

  • Coach
  • 1,130 posts

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

  • Coach
  • 27,979 posts

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Excellent news! :)

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.

#5 Viking Warrior

Viking Warrior
  • Coach
  • 5,739 posts

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.
"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.


#6 Geoff Lee

Geoff Lee
  • Coach
  • 507 posts

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.

www.geofflee.net for news of my novels, One Winter, One Spring, One Summer, One Autumn and Two Seasons. All are written against a strong Rugby League background, set in South Lancashire and inspired by the old saying about work: "They could write a book about this place. It would be a best seller".