NEW DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OPENS IN WEST WALES
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.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:41 PM
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!
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:25 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:37 AM
"Perhaps it would be better that future criticism of sports be made on the narrow basis of what is being discussed, without reference to other sports, unless those sports offer a solution to the problem in hand." - Brian 'Pigface' Moore
"What happens in rugby union? A player takes the ball, moves forward a little and gets tackled. A whole load of players then roll about on the ground. Pheep! The referee gives a penalty." - Simon Barnes
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:01 PM
Will the Centre cater for both or will it be primarily aimed at producing future Super League players.
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