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North Wales Community Round-up

11th August 2015, 14:09

North Wales Community Round-up

IT has been a busy period for North Wales' community clubs of late and, with the summer community season entering its final stages, there is no let up in the action.

IT has been a busy period for North Wales' community clubs of late and, with the summer community season entering its final stages, there is no let up in the action.


Crusaders U16s have been in almost non stop action each and every weekend and a month or so ago they secured a place in the North West Counties U16s Plate final.

 

The game is to be played on Sunday, September 13 at the home of Rochdale Mayfield RL against a formidable Shevington Sharks outfit from the Wigan area.

 

The Sharks play one division above Crusaders and it is going to be a tough task to bring the silverware back home across the border.

 

However, the coaching staff have already had the Sharks watched and will have another look at them before the final and there will no doubt be a solid game plan in place to give the boys the best possible chance to compete against the Sharks.

 

Since the epic semi-final game against the gallant Langworthy Reds, the young Crusaders have enjoyed league wins over Burtonwood Bulldogs (50–26) and the famous Wigan St Patricks club (20–7).

 

A loss against rivals West bank Bears (14–36), though, means that another promotion is probably beyond the boys this season.

 

One more victory, however, will probably seal a very impressive and creditable third place in the division for this talented group of boys.

 

The new Crusaders minis section hosted a small rugby league festival in early August, with Chester Gladiators and Flintshire Falcons providing the opposition.

 

This was a terrific event held at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham, and all three clubs can be very pleased with how their young juniors performed.

 

The Crusaders minis were able to field two teams for the event and the youngsters were also proud to don their new kit for the first time at this event.

 

Further afield, at Flintshire Falcons, huge congratulations must go to U18s players Lewis Tucker and George Mills on their invitations to join up with the Wales U18s squad ahead of their Home Nations Championship games in the early autumn.

 

Wales U18s will visit Deeside Leisure Centre on 22 August for a warm up fixture against a North East Wales Select Team.

 

This fixture could well see more local boys added to the Welsh squad, which can only be positive.