Jump to content


RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE (ISSUE 397 - MAY 2014): Available to download now. Get the app from Apple Newsstand or GooglePlay, or click here to read it online now at Pocketmags.com - Print edition in shops from Friday, or click here to get it delivered by post in the UK or worldwide.

Rugby League World - April 2014
League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

Wales RL World Cup 2013/General News


  • Please log in to reply
476 replies to this topic

#321 DugSWRLgan

DugSWRLgan
  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

Wooden Spoon named as Official Charity Partner for RLWC2013
 

Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby in its 30th year of operation, has been announced as the Official Charity Partner for Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) in England and Wales.

The charity will return funds raised during RLWC2013 - which starts at the Millennium Stadium with its Opening Ceremony on October 26th - to develop a long-term legacy within the Rugby Football League (RFL) community which will benefit disadvantaged young people throughout Britain.

Sally Bolton, RLWC2013 General Manager said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Wooden Spoon. RLWC2013 is building to be fantastic for both England and Wales and it’s great to have a community-focussed charity on board to ensure all the local people involved feel the benefit of hosting such an event.”

RLWC2013 ambassador Gareth Thomas joined Wooden Spoon ambassador Shaun Edwards to announce the partnership at Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in South Wales, a beneficiary of Wooden Spoon.

Thomas said: “When world cups come about, everyone across the globe takes notice. It’s the chance to create a legacy for the sport in Wales, particularly with the opening ceremony in the Millennium Stadium which may be the greatest show rugby league has seen with.”

Edwards added: “Wooden Spoon transforms young peoples’ lives through the power of rugby. This partnership is a great opportunity to really cement Wooden Spoon as the charity of rugby.”

As part of the partnership, Wooden Spoon have provided a grant of £80,000 to the £1million RLWC2013 Dance Programme which will involve hundreds of disadvantaged and disabled young people who will perform at the opening and closing ceremonies as well as throughout the tournament.

Steve Holt, CEO of Wooden Spoon, said: “It is a great honour for Wooden Spoon during our 30thanniversary year to be recognised as the Official Charity for RLWC2013 which promises to be a fantastic sporting event as part of a spectacular decade for British Sport.”

Wooden Spoon was founded in 1983 and inspired by its rugby heritage, its core values of passion, integrity, teamwork and fun, have so far benefited over one million young people.
Wooden Spoon’s over 40 regional committees and 10,000 members undertake local fundraising activities and only spend the money raised on projects in their local community which has so far amounted to around £20million.

In 2009 the RFL became a patron and have worked alongside Wooden Spoon on community programmes aimed at significantly improving the lives of 16-19 year olds who are currently not in education, employment or training.

In 2011, Wooden Spoon received the International Rugby Board’s Spirit of Rugby Award for its services in the charity sector. Wooden Spoon is the only charity to have received this prestigious award.

 

Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. Spoon harnesses the spirit and values of rugby to improve the quality and prospect of life for disadvantaged children and young people across the four home nations.

More than 3.5 million young people grow up in areas of deprivation with diminished opportunities. In the last 27 years Spoon has supported over 5000 projects across 40 regions with more than £20 million helping over 1 million children and young people.

Spoon projects range from sensory rooms, interactive gardens and playgrounds for special needs children to the Game On! community rugby programme which uses the ”power of sport” partnering with leading  rugby bodies to improve the quality of life and long term prospects for disadvantaged children and young people across  the UK and Ireland.



#322 DugSWRLgan

DugSWRLgan
  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

img3792.jpg

 

Grant honours continue - now in Team of the Month

 

 

South Wales Scorpions’ star winger Dalton Grant has been named in August’s Championship 1 Team of the Month.

The flying winger who hails from Newport, had two outstanding performances last month (the games on September 1st were also included) where he scored a try against London Skolars then two away at North Wales Crusaders last Sunday.

That put his total to 18 tries in as many matches throughout 2012 and this honour goes alongside his inclusion in last week’s Team of the Week and his award for last week's Try of the Week.

This honour also means that the Scorpions had players in the Team of the Month in every month in 2013 bar May.

The announcement was made in the new edition of Rugby League World magazine available from this Friday (today).

Grant said: “I’m really pleased to be recognised in this way. We’ve all worked hard this season and it’s good that the powers that be and continuing to recognise our performances.

“Thanks to all the players for supporting me in the tries that I’ve scored throughout the season.”

Scorpions coach Dave Clark said: “It’s great than Dalton continues to be recognised in this way. He’s been one of our players of the season and has worked really hard. He deserves all the honours that come his way. Hopefully he’ll be in the Team of the Year too, he deserves it.”

Grant’s potential future Welsh international team-mate Rob Massam from North Wales Crusaders, joins him in the mythical side on the opposite wing. Four other players from the league champions are also in the line-up, while there are three from Oldham Roughyeds, two from Rochdale Hornets, one from London Skolars and one from Oxford.

 

Team of the Month for August: Richard Lepori (Oldham Roughyeds), Rob Massam (North Wales Crusaders), Danny Davies (Rochdale Hornets), Josh Crowley (Oldham Roughyeds), Dalton Grant (South Wales Scorpions), Andy Moulsdale (North Wales Crusaders), Dylan Skee (London Skolars), Phil Joy (Oldham Roughyeds), Dave McConnell (North Wales Crusaders), John Cookson (Rochdale Hornets), Toby Adamson (North Wales Crusaders), Alex Thompson (Oxford), Jono Smith (North Wales Crusaders).


Edited by DugSWRLgan, 23 September 2013 - 06:31 PM.


#323 DugSWRLgan

DugSWRLgan
  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

South Wales Conference Management Committee

 

Due to the continued growth of the South Wales Conference Senior & Junior Leagues, Wales RL are currently recruiting volunteers to form a new South Wales Conference Management Committee (similar to North West Counties committee and various other Rugby League Service Area committees) which will be set up as a sub group supporting the development of Rugby League in the Community.

 

The South Wales Management Committee will meet up as and when they need to throughout the year (3 – 4 times) and Club meetings will be arranged throughout the year to action previous minutes and discuss matters arising (3 – 4 times).

 

The group will consist of the following volunteer roles:

 

Chair Person – Idris Evans (Club Board member)

Administrator

Website Manager

Discipline and Welfare Manager

Treasurer

Fixture Maanager

Registration Officer

South Wales League PR Manager 

WRL Representative – Mark Jones 

South Wales Match Officials Manager – Ian Curzon

 

These roles are Voluntary positions which we need to fill and with this in mind if you think you feel you could do a fantastic job for RL in South Wales and could fill one of the remaining 7 positions then we would like to hear from you. 

 

The advantages of having this group is an increased level of support to deal with the continuous growth and expansion of the game, clear lines of responsibility and accountability, and a sustainable structure for the region going forward.

 

http://www.walesrugb...ement-committee


Edited by DugSWRLgan, 23 September 2013 - 06:35 PM.


#324 DugSWRLgan

DugSWRLgan
  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:37 PM

Glyndŵr University is offering 50 cut-price tickets for the first Rugby League World Cup (RLWC 2013) match in Wrexham.

 

The University will be selling 50 adult tickets at 75% of the normal price to the first 50 customers who call the Sports Centre on 01978 293275 this Saturday. The tickets will cost just £22.50, rather than £30, and are for Category One seats in the Mold Road stand. Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium will play host to the Group D tie between Wales and the USA on Sunday November 3, and the winners of Group A v Group D on Saturday November 16. Sports Facilities Manager Anna Marie Brown said: “We’re excited the tournament is coming to Wrexham and that we’ll be hosting two high-profile games. “It’s going to be a real spectacle which is why we wanted to give something back to 50 fans with this ticket offering.” She added: “There’s only 50 days to go before the Rugby League World Cup – it’s an event not to be missed.” Glyndŵr University Sport will announce further offers in the coming weeks. For more information on the RLWC and Glyndŵr University Sport, visit the website: http://www.sport.glyndwr.ac.uk/ - See more at: http://www.mission20...h.43QDmXjQ.dpuf



#325 DugSWRLgan

DugSWRLgan
  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

North Wales Crusaders concluded their 2013 campaign with the End of Season Awards at DoubleTree by Hilton, Chester on Saturday.

 

Jono Smith collected the main award of Player of the Season along with the Supporters Club Player of the Season award, while Rob Massam, who picked up the majority of the awards in 2012, took home awards for Leading Try Scorer and Try of the Season. Second rower Toby Adamson also won two awards – Young Player of the Season and Comedy Moment – and recently retired Dave McConnell received recognition from the boses with the Coaches Player of the Season. Arguably the most prestigious award, Players Player of the Year, was won by Gary Middlehurst while Owain Griffiths and Simon Stephens were awarded the Most Valued Team Member and Top Gun awards respectively. Kitman and the brains behind Crusaders TV, Simon Cooke, shared the Captain’s Award with youngster Matt Reid and Club Photographer David Walker was thanked for his sterling work behind the scenes with the Most Contributed to the Club Award. Crusaders CEO Jamie Thomas was delighted with the End of the Season Awards: “It was a fantastic night out and great to get everyone together – fans, players, coaches, volunteers and staff – who’ve all worked really hard this season. “Seasons like this don’t come around every year so it was fitting that we could celebrate our successes in such a great way on the night.” - See more at: http://www.mission20...h.MiXGN8yM.dpuf



#326 The 4 of Us

The 4 of Us
  • Coach
  • 1,639 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:32 PM

Its due for release on Sept 24th.


Any news?

#327 GeordieSaint

GeordieSaint
  • Coach
  • 4,484 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:34 PM

Any news?

 

I believe it is being announced right now... 2000hrs announcement.


Edited by GeordieSaint, 24 September 2013 - 07:35 PM.

Kings Lynn Black Knights Rugby League Club - http://www.pitchero....nnblackknights/


#328 The 4 of Us

The 4 of Us
  • Coach
  • 1,639 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:11 PM

I believe it is being announced right now... 2000hrs announcement.


Oh. Where?

#329 jannerboyuk

jannerboyuk
  • Coach
  • 4,812 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:51 PM

Nothing on wrl site, twitter or Facebook.
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

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

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!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#330 Saintslass

Saintslass
  • Coach
  • 3,641 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:00 PM

I like reading these updates and I'm hoping to get along to Wrexham to watch the Wales -v- USA match.  I doubt I'll see the USA playing rugby league in this country again in the near future. 



#331 The 4 of Us

The 4 of Us
  • Coach
  • 1,639 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nothing on wrl site, twitter or Facebook.


Just what I was thinking. If it was supposed to be released 2 hours ago and is the biggest thing in Wales since mechanical winches were introduced to the mines, they're sure keeping it under wraps.

Edited by The 4 of Us, 24 September 2013 - 09:06 PM.


#332 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

Pen-Y-Bont Crusader
  • Coach
  • 593 posts

Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:59 PM

The news was announced to around 200 specially invited guests in Bridgend County Borough tonight with ex GB Lion Allan Bateman in attendance.

Problems beyond the control of those involved have prevented the full releases until tomorrow, and I can't post any pics that I have as I am on an iPad.

However, the news is incredibly positive and the evening was received with great excitement.

Sincere apologies all, but good things come to those who wait....

Edited by Pen-Y-Bont Crusader, 24 September 2013 - 09:59 PM.


#333 The 4 of Us

The 4 of Us
  • Coach
  • 1,639 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:06 AM

The news was announced to around 200 specially invited guests in Bridgend County Borough tonight with ex GB Lion Allan Bateman in attendance.

Problems beyond the control of those involved have prevented the full releases until tomorrow, and I can't post any pics that I have as I am on an iPad.

However, the news is incredibly positive and the evening was received with great excitement.

Sincere apologies all, but good things come to those who wait....


Amazed it's not been leeked by anyone! ; )

#334 GeordieSaint

GeordieSaint
  • Coach
  • 4,484 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:33 AM

Amazed it's not been leeked by anyone! ; )

 

:D


Kings Lynn Black Knights Rugby League Club - http://www.pitchero....nnblackknights/


#335 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

Pen-Y-Bont Crusader
  • Coach
  • 593 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

Press Release scheduled for 11.00am today.

 

PBC



#336 Gruff

Gruff
  • Coach
  • 629 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Press Release scheduled for 11.00am today.

 

PBC

Well?



#337 Impartial Observer

Impartial Observer
  • Coach
  • 441 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

It is now on the WRL website



#338 jannerboyuk

jannerboyuk
  • Coach
  • 4,812 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

http://www.walesrugb...ched-at-maesteg
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

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

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!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#339 DugSWRLgan

DugSWRLgan
  • Coach
  • 397 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

wiganacademymae.jpg
New Academy in South Wales as WRL relocates
 
Wales Rugby League, Wigan Warriors, Coleg y Cymoedd and Maesteg School officially launched a new Rugby League Academy at Maesteg School on Tuesday evening.

This move will significantly boost the Rugby League player pathway structures in South Wales ahead of the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup, with Wales playing Italy on the opening day of the tournament at the Millennium Stadium on October 26th.

The new academy further strengthens the sports growing popularity in South Wales and will provide Wales Rugby League a new permanent base in facilities that will include office space, a state of the art gymnasium, all-weather training pitches and grass pitches.

 WRL Chief Operating Officer Chief Officer said: “This is a significant day for ourselves as we are not only improving what we are delivering to our young performance players but we are also seeing the beginning of the sport developing a permanent base in South Wales. This represents a fantastic opportunity for the players and ourselves in building a lasting legacy from the World Cup.

 “The number of partners that have assisted in making this happen has been immense and on behalf of WRL I thank them all in helping to set this up. Namely Skillsactive, European Social Fund, Welsh Assembly, Coleg y Cymoedd, Maesteg Comprehensive School, Innoved and Wigan Warriors RLFC.

 “The families of the players involved also require a special mention as they have been hugely supportive to this new Academy. Some of our performance players have had to make huge sacrifices to be closer to Maesteg and this shows their level of commitment.

 “The players will be receiving daily training at Maesteg Sixth Form as part of a new AASE pilot, with the funding obtained for this representing the biggest ever investment to Wales Rugby League from a welsh body. The improvement to our pathway structures further supports our vision of being a top four nation by the end of the 2017 World Cup and it is another sign the sport is taking significant strides in Wales.”

 This Academy has come to fruition through the commitment of all four partners to provide a sector-leading environment for talented Welsh Rugby League Players to develop both on and off the field, gaining educational qualifications, as well as being the only school in the United Kingdom to deliver the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme for Rugby League.

 

Maesteg School was chosen for its location at the heart of the South Wales Valleys, being the border between East and West Wales, as well as its excellent educational standards, recognised by ESTYN 2012, particularly in the field of physical education.

Furthermore, the support of staff for students and the local community links fostered by the school made this the perfect institution to base the Academy. All of the partners in the delivery of the Academy are extremely grateful that the project has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh government.

A wider community programme will also ensue in the area with Academy players supporting delivery to training to pupils in both the lower school and in the local primary schools, further increasing participation levels in the sport.

Amongst other initiatives in this partnership, the school will be delivering training to the Academy players in public speaking, interview techniques and key skills delivery. They will also be hosting both Maesteg School Rugby League games in the Champion Schools tournament and chosen South Wales Academy games following this year’s well supported Scorpions academy game against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats which signalled the beginning of the partnership.

 

Wales Rugby League’s player performance pathway has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and the provision of the Academy, its staff and resources at the school will considerably improve the standards of the players at under 18s level and into the future for club and international Rugby League in Wales. This Academy is also a major boost for Rugby League in South Wales in the same year as the World Cup comes to the country.

Speaking about the Academy, Stuart Hogg, Director of Learning at Maesteg School said: “This partnership represents a unique educational opportunity with the world’s most successful Rugby League club and our National Governing Body for Rugby League.

“The town of Maesteg has a rich heritage of producing Rugby League players including ex-pupil Allan Bateman, who was here at the launch yesterday to formally open the Academy.

The Academy will play a considerable role in extending our educational provision and reducing the number of students not in education or training. Furthermore, the Academy concept promotes high standards and aspirations for the students and we are delighted to be involved in it.”

 

Andy Coley, Wales Partnership and Liaison Manager, said: “We are delighted to see the Wigan and Wales link is strengthened further with the opening of the Academy. It will give the young players of South Wales a greater possibility of achieving  success by following this pathway. Our staff – Wales internationals Dave Clark and Jordan James - are an integral part of the AASE Programme and will offer their experience in Coaching and Strength and Conditioning to those on the course.”

 



#340 Cardiff Cymru

Cardiff Cymru
  • Coach
  • 1,827 posts

Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

Great for the future of the game. So many more young players will be developed which will be good for the Scorpions and Wales (and Wigan for the very best).


About time I updated this.

Join Rebtel for cheap international calls




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users