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About gogledd

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  1. Wales Wheelchair RL are travelling out with 9 players and 2 staff. We will attempt to keep you up to date on our Twitter account @WalesWhRL and through Facebook. We don't have the infrastructure or financial backing that some of the teams have - in fact all our players are self-funding or have been fortunate enough to find individual sponsors - but we will travel in good spirit and ensure we play hard but fair. Dalu Credu. Cymru Am Byth!
  2. Sounds like North Wales Crusaders at the Queensway, Wrexham... except with 6,600 fewer supporters..... and no shewolf dancers...
  3. I thought Bears had a decent first half, although Crusaders made far too many errors. The both Bears wingers looked quick and caused us problems when they got the ball. Second half we were far better and our attacking moves looked inventive and deserved the scores on the back of them. Looking forward to Coventry Bears and their supporters visiting us in North Wales in the League 1 Shield games. We're at a new venue - Queensway Stadium LL13 8UH. See you there.
  4. A bit of a dilemma for Crusaders really. Get in the Top 8 - finish 8th, get the plaudits, slightly bigger crowds at home games but 4 away trips, tough opposition (lose more than we would win?) but we know we are not strong enough to challenge Toronto. OR Come a commendable 9th, smaller gates at home (less income), challenge for the League 1 Shield, but pay out more win bonuses to our players If games go as predicted we will end up in 9th due to our -79 points difference - thats the Toronto game! otherwise we would be points neutral. We had games that we could (perhaps should) have won. Not complaining - as I've pointed out elsewhere, at the beginning of the season we weren't sure if we had a ground to play at or players to form a team, so 9th place and iPRO Cup finalists is a brilliant achievement.
  5. Very best wishes to Ironmen/ Raiders from all of us at North Wales Crusaders. I visited Parc Stebonheath for the Wales v Serbia game and apart from the ticket fiasco on the entrance gate I though the ground was great. I just hope that RL in South Wales has put down some roots and grows from there. A League 1 Club in Cardiff to give a North/ South/ West triangle of fixtures and clubs to attract future players would be a target for the WRL to aim for
  6. Our last game before the split and mathematics is definitely against us. Our points difference makes it virtually impossible for us to make the top 8. But we must think back to january - when we had no ground and players leaving the club that some were speculating about the end of the Cru - so to make the iPRO cup final and challenge for the top 8 is a massive achievement. We go to Coventry on good form but must not take this game lightly. Coventry is a great set up and I am looking forward to travelling to Butts Park again. We must perform well to keep momentum for games following the split. The Supporters Club are running a bus - £15 for SC members £17 for non-members. The bus leaves the Turf, Mold Road Wrexham at 11:30
  7. A huge "Diolch yn Fawr/ Thank you very much" to the travelling support from Whitehaven who turned up in force for the North Wales Crusaders v Whitehaven game at Queensway last Sunday. You added a great atmosphere and decimated the bar!! Good to see you all - by far the best travellign support we've had this year. A draw wasn't quite enough for us to secure top 8 but it was a fair result in the end. Best of luck for the rest of the season. Hwyl Gog
  8. A great game at the Queensway.. a big Thank You for the travelling Whitehaven support who provided a good atmosphere and demolished the beer! Our points difference will leave us in 9th unfortunately but given we didn't have a ground and weren't sure if we had a squad at the start of the season, getting to the iPRO cup final and challenging for the top 8 is a huge achievement. Looking forward to the split and seeing where that takes us.
  9. Crusaders v Whitehaven could mean a top 8 place for Crusaders is we win this one and the away game at Coventry Bears.... neither is a certainly and both will be tough games. Looking forward to welcoming the Whitehaven fins to the Queensway - sounds like they are bringing a good number so we've stocked up the bar ready for the onslought! See you there - don't forget its a 2:30 kick off.
  10. I thought All Golds gave Toronto a good game last night despite the loss. They were also on the receiving end of a couple of injuries, so I hope they are all OK this morning. The Premier feed was the usual hotchpotch which cut off before the final whistle.
  11. Hi All, Our Ground Safety Officer has agreed that we can open the bar at Queensway at 12:30 Spread the word!!
  12. Its a cracking pub and Wayne will make you most welcome. Its just our new stadium is the opposite side of town. If you've got a 'designated driver' that shouldn't be a problem.
  13. Not really Donald Theres the Turf near the Racecourse and two Weatherpoons in town, but you'd still be about 1.5 miles from Queensway Stadium. We have to wait for permission to open officially from our Ground Safety Officer. I can try to get him to open a little earlier but 12:45 to 1pm would be the earliest I suspect. Gog
  14. Hi All Whitehaven fans Just a reminder that North Wales Crusaders now play at Queensway Stadium, Queensway Wrexham LL13 8UH and our kick off time is our usual 2:30pm Our fans volunteer to set up the stadium before the game - setting up the bar, the entrance area and sorting out the pitch (post protectors, flags etc). Then before the game we staff the entrance area, sell the programmes and draw tickets, and sell beer (Bar opens at 1:15). We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your arrival. There is food at the ground (brilliant burgers, hot dogs, tea and coffee) or you could go for our hospitality in the marquee (contact the club if you would like this option) The beer is Wrexham Lager, Big Hand Brewery bitter and the mind-numbing Brymbo Cider - all brewed within 8 miles of the stadium. There are tins and bottles of other drinks too. The bar stays open for about an hour after the game. We hope you have a safe journey down and enjoy your day at the Queensway whatever the result Croeso cynes i pawb Gogledd
  15. I think thats a good shout... perhaps another drop goal win for Workington!