gogledd

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  1. Back to home advantage again in a very much " must win" game. We've come close against some strong opposition but its time to start winning and our fans will expect a strong performance against a struggling Stags team - however Stags have always turned up against Crusaders particularly at their place, so lets not be complacent. Crusaders Supporters Trust are holding a short Special General Meeting at 13:00 in the Fat Boar Marquee Otherwise the kick off is at 2:30pm as usual
  2. Hi Stags fans Please don't forget we have moved to Queensway Stadium, Queensway, Wrexham Ll13 8UH. Kick of is at 2:30pm We have a well stocked bar and food outlets at the ground - or you could get in touch with the club and book hospitality. Adults £10, Concessions £7 A warm welcome awaits.
  3. Squad for NWC

    SS, I hope you make the return trip to Wrexham for our home game. You'll see a very enthusiastic group of supporters who will have been at the ground hours before setting it up, dressing the #####, setting up the bar. Everyone except for our stewards are volunteers. Anyone who pulls on a North Wales Crusaders Rugby League shirt gets our full support. We have players from years ago who are still in touch with the Supporters. All of them are full of praise for the support they get from our fans. Hope you can make it to Wrexham and enjoy a beer or two.
  4. Squad for NWC

    Hi All, Just here to say a big THANK YOU/ DIOCH YN FAWR for the hospitality shown to our travelling fans yesterday. We ignored the rogue poster encouraging us to go to the Railway Club and spent our hard earned in your bar. As always a good rapport with your fans who were very complimentary about how well Crusaders played yesterday. Oh....An I think we all agree about the referee... truely terrible. See you all at our place - don't forget we've moved - to Queensway Stadium, Queensway, Wrexham LL13 8UH - a warm welcome and a well stocked bar awaits!
  5. Jekyll was the ref...truely unbelievable.
  6. League One's Future

    Interesting read. Lots of comments I agree with, some I dont but I'm just going to post about why I'm backing the North Wales Crusaders -OK last couple of seasons we've not done so well - mainly because we are playing of a debt created by an ex-CEO who has been found guilty of fraud. The debt he mounted up will take us another season to pay off -but in 2013 we won the league (or the then Championship 1). Since our crooked CEO;s demise we have floundered at mid-table, finishing last season in 9th losing out on the top eight by points difference. However as some have pointed out a club shouldn't be judge purely on results. We have initiated an player pathway, with U 16's U18s and now Crusaders A all plying their trade in North West Counties - the best players can go on to play for North Wales Origin - a concept to promote rugby league for local talented player and a patheway into the WRL teams. We have the only wheelchair Rugby League team in Wales, we have a number of mini- teams, touch rugby is starting back next week. After the CEO was found fraudulently using the club accounts the Supporters have set up a Supporters Trust so there is an independent funding source controlled by its membership. Our move to Queensway has led to volunteers running matchday and the icome from the bar and food outlets all coming back into the club. It may take a while until we are back at the top of League 1 but dont write us off. And please, please support League 1. Dont let the SL or the RFL cut us adrift - it would be disasterous for community rugby league.
  7. Celtic Cup

    Next Saturday 28th April 2018 Wales Wheelchair Rugby League are proud to host the Celtic Cup for the first time in Wales. The day starts with the Openeing Ceremony and the 3 National Anthems - with a singer and a choir (we are in Wales after all!) - at 11am with the first game, Wales v Scotalnd kicking off at 11:15. Two further games, Ireland v Scotland and Wales v Ireland follow - all full 80 minute games. The tournament is being held at Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester Road (West), Queensferry, Flintshire CH5 1 SA Come along and watch some of the best wheelchair rugby league players around play some tough full on exciting rugby league. Croeso cynes i pawb. Am dim/ A warm welcome to all. Free entry
  8. Hes been in Wrexham all winter! Proper cold in Wales compared to the tropics across the Mersey!
  9. Hiya Rach

    Moscow is a West Wales Raiders fan!  So theres all the encouragement you need to give em a good battering.

    Hes tried goading me because "We have no Welsh players" - what he doesnt realise as soon as we develop someone along comes a North West team with a better offer!

    Best of luck for the season - except when you play Crusaders of course!

    MAJ

  10. We can indeed! I do actually fancy Crusaders pulling off a very close win here, but Workington have a very strong squad, so we will need to be at our very best.
  11. Our reschedules League 1 game previously called off due to the Beast from the East. The Supporters Away Travel leaves from the Turf at 10:00. Its £20 per person. Book your place at crufans@gmail.com or on the Supporters Facebook page. Another tough game against a team with a very strong squad. After a loss to Newcastle Thunder Anthony Murray will be looking for a win to start climbing the table. 11th is not where we should be.
  12. Some greatly improved performances lately. A good win in West Wales but it was difficult to measure where we are until we played Doncaster on 8th April. A really strong performance let down by not finishing the sets with a score. We gave Donny a real game and it was great to see how quickly improvements have been made. Another strong team with top of the table ambitions visit Queensway on 15th April. Newcastle Thunder will visit full of confidence but we beat them at home last season and there is no reason Anthony Murrays team can't do it again in 2018. It will be good to see the Thunder fans again at Queensway - always a great bunch of visitors.
  13. Great game at the Keepmoat Stadium yesterday. Crusaders pushed Doncaster all the way and given a few more calls could even have won it. 28 - 20 was the final score but it felt more like a 2-point game. Doncaster superb hosts as always.
  14. A good win for the new coaching team last weekend at Llanelli against West Wales Raiders and Anthony Murray must be please with the defensive effort, however we are back to playing the top-of-the table boys fro the next two weeks. We now have a respected strength and comditioning coach so our overall fitness and tackling should improve Doncaster seem to be on a rich vein of form and will be looking for promotion come September so a real test for Crusaders and I expect we will have a very difficult test. We've yet to hear Anthony Murrays views on the tie in with Widnes Vikings - I expect whatever his thoughts he will have to make it work but lets hope he utilises in form Crusaders players rather than leaving them out of the 17. There is a supporters bus running but we need more numbers to fill the seats - we can't run at a loss and need 30 to break even - at the time of writing we have 16 so lets hope people sign up for the trip. £17 per person: we leave from the Turf at 11:30 so Sunday. Book your place at crufans@gmail.com
  15. Thats probably a good accumulator SK! I'm hoping for Donny to slip up but theres no vidence they will, however North Wales Crusaders will have had a week with our new (old!) coach and his team so I'm gong to be optimistic and say Crusaders by 2 points!