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West Wales Raiders and Cardiff link up

29th January 2016, 23:00

West Wales Raiders and Cardiff link up

West Wales Raiders and Cardiff City RL have announced a unique partnership for the 2016 season.

West Wales Raiders and Cardiff City RL have announced a unique partnership for the 2016 season.

 

The Raiders play their first team matches in the RFL Conference South, whilst Cardiff City RL are in Wales Rugby League’s Conference.

 

The two community clubs will work together to assist the development of Rugby League in South Wales and it will involve the launch of school holiday skills camps for juniors aged 11-16 in Cardiff this Easter.

 

On the partnership, Cardiff City RLFC co-founder Chris True said: “Cardiff and The Raiders working together can only be a good thing for rugby league in Wales. Both clubs have similar ambitions, albeit at different stages of development, and are operated with a high degree of professionalism. We are eager to learn, share best practice and refine our approaches for the benefit of the game.”

 

Andrew Thorne, director of West Wales Raiders said: “I’m excited about this partnership, the club has been working hard to help the sport grow in South Wales. Now with the two clubs working together, in addition to the infrastructure the Raiders have already created with Hull KR, the city of Hull Academy and Swansea University, this addition to the pathway will see players have the chance to play at various levels. The aim of both clubs is to help develop players at all levels sharing resources and best practice and give the players a professional environment to develop.”