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Everything posted by gogledd

  1. 29. I've been to watch Toulouse (V Featherstone) but not at the current stadium and thats the only one from Super League I havent been to. In Championship I've not been to London Broncos, Sheffield Eagles (since they moved from Owlerton) or York (since they moved to their new stadium) I've been to all the League 1 grounds except Cornwall (that will be rectified this season) - also Midlands will be playing at a different ground from the Butts Park stadium that Coventry played at the last few year, and I understand that Swinton are playing at a different stadium - which will be at least 3 I've seen them play at.
  2. Some of the travel distances within Wales are further or more tortuous than headin to play in England. For example, its easier for North Wales to get to Warrington, Wigan and Sr.Helens than it is to get to Llanelli. Similarly Torfaen and Cardiff are within striking distance of Hereford. An all-Wales competition is definitely something that is likely to be on the cards - this season Welsh Government coronavirous regs have really put pay to any multi-game tournaments. Lets hople this improves in 2022.
  3. Its likely to be a mixture of 2:30 or 3:00 Sunday kick offs and Saturday games. For sure the Cornwall game will be 5:30 on Saturday.
  4. Your on the ball with Sheffield though. I know some of the England squad have been down to their set up sessions to help start them training.
  5. North Wales Crusaders are the only club with 3 teams in the leagues. We have our Super League side and two teams in the Championship ( Celts and Crusaders A). Very proud of what we've achieved since setting up in 2012. And chuffed that 3 other Welsh teams are now playing Wheelchair RL with hopefully a Cardiff side coming on stream next year.
  6. Wigan Warriors are Leyland Warriors rebranded
  7. Thats probably going to change. We had to set a day and time for the RFL fixture announcement but I'm informed probably 4 games will be Saturday (probably to accommodate those traveling long distances) but the rest will be Sunday games.
  8. Wales Wheelchair RL first opponents in RLWC next November are France....lets say we've got our work cut out, but we are confident we can step up. France have set the benchmark. We know what our standard needs to be.
  9. We get Cornwall as our first visitors! Gogledh Kembra a'gas dynnergh. Croeso i Gogledd Cymru.
  10. Norway Wheelchair RL are very much in the formation period and I expect some of their players will come from Murderball and perhaps Wheelchair Basketball. I don't think they've trained or played together yet.
  11. I don't disagree - I was just trying to inform people about the differences. Wheelchair Rugby League is the real deal as far as I'm concerned.
  12. North Wales Crusaders have made some decent signings and have just announced they've signed a 2-year deal to remain at their new venue at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. Those saying there's no atmosphere where there's a running track around the stadium need to get to the Zip World Stadium and watch North Wales fans lift the roof of the stand with their support.
  13. https://northwalescrusaders.com/2021/11/13/crusaders-to-play-in-colwyn-bay-until-at-least-the-end-of-2023/?fbclid=IwAR2KH48DssRJGXUxjswarm3LMaZokpx8FPZIkdJh-_IWmu7pHwpyJOPoE1s
  14. Great summary Welshmagpie. From the Crusaders perspective I can see Ben Morris getting a chance - but Rob Massam, although a great winger, picks and chooses when hes available for selection for Wales.
  15. I've been involved with Wheelchair Rugby League since 2014 and the payment is a huge step forward. When Wales played in the Wheelchair RLWC2017 the players and staff paid for themselves to get there, the tournament fee and all out of pocket expenses - about £1500 to represent your country as a player, coach or manager!!
  16. Fantastic to read through this thread as see the enthusiasm for Wheelchair Rugby League. Tell your mates and get more eyes on the game. Thanks for taking the time to post
  17. One of the Wales players played at the age of 64!
  18. There are three variations of the wheelchair game: 1. Murderball, rebranded as Wheelchair Rugby for the Olympics - played with a round ball, passes can be forwards, no H-shaped posts - looks like a cross between Americal football and handball. All athletes have categorised disabilities 2. Wheelchair 7s - the union version, not as popular as 3. Wheelchair Rugby League - 5 a side, 6 tackles or handover, 4 points a try 2 a conversion 1 for a drop goal (probably the hardest thing to do in a wheelchair!!) H-shaped posts, pass backwards - Rugby League in wheelchairs! Able bodied are able to play with disabled athletes (ratio of 2 AB to 3 disabled at any time - but most players have some disability, many are not visible disabilities)
  19. Wales played their last international with two women in the squad and have had at least one woman in the squad since before the World Cup 2017. Its not unusual in Club and International Wheelchair RL.
  20. Smashing fella Mike. Its great to see him still turning up to watch North Wales Crusaders in Eirias Park and hes been a great supporter of the Wales Wheelchair Team too.
  21. Thanks for coming fellas. I hope you enjoyed the games.
  22. It was nice to see a few Swinton shirts in the recent Wales v Ireland and Wales v Scotland Wheelchair Internationals in Glyndwr University Sports Centre, Wrexham. Thansk for making the effor fellas. Originally it was hoped the games in Medway could have included the Celtic nations, but unfortunately it couldn't be accommodated. Best wishes to both England and France in the two games.
  23. It would never work. On the face of it I can see why you'd suggest it but for us RL Gogs from the North it would be the end of supporting a Welsh team....its 160 miles to Cardiff and no direct roads North to South...it would be far easier for us to travel to North West England to watch rugby league. As Bearman has pointed out our move to Colwyn Bay has made a huge difference to our attendance (the average is up by 250 to 590 this season) and we have some interesting links to businesses and sponsors we didn't have in Wrexham. We're already signing players for the 2022 League 1 season so we fully intend to compete.
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