18th November 2010, 14:57
GTFM to cover Wales v Australia under 18 live
Local Welsh community radio station GTFM will be providing live...
Local Welsh community radio station GTFM will be providing live coverage of the Rugby League under 18 international between Wales and Australia next Tuesday (kick-off 7.30pm).
The match is being played at Virginia Park in Caerphilly, which also hosted the under 18 game between Wales and England this Wednesday that ended in an exciting 26-26 draw.
Coverage will be presented by Ioan Dyer, who is a regular reporter at Crusaders for GTFM, and will be part of the Welsh language show "Y Clwb Cymraeg". The show will be presented live from the ground and as much of the game as possible will be covered in addition to the regular featurettes that make up the popular Tuesday night show.
The show can be accessed by going to www.gtfm.co.uk and while most of the show will be presented in Welsh, the main updates from the match will be bilingual.
"We know that we will have a lot of new listeners to this show, not just from Wales but from England and Australia too," said Dyer. "So while the introductions to the segments of the game that we feature will be in Welsh, we will then revert to English for the commentary.
"We are pleased to be presenting coverage of this important international, not just for Wales but for the Australians as it is their first game in a big tour of the UK that includes two tests against the England Academy. We believe that this is the first time that a game from this regular four-year tour has been covered live on the radio for a worldwide audience and we at GTFM are proud to be the innovators here in Wales.
"GTFM is very proud of its Rugby League and its sports coverage as a whole. We were the only Welsh radio station who were in France doing live updates during the recent France v Wales Alitalia European Cup match as part of our "Season Ticket" show which covers a variety of sports every Saturday, while many other shows throughout the week give extensive coverage to local sport. We are originators and one of the homes to the "Cardiff City Phone-In" that transmits three nights a week, while our "Ponty Rugby Show" every Friday covers the best of local rugby, which does also include League during that season.
"So if you can't make it to the ground, please tune in to us next Tuesday from 7pm for a slice of Welsh culture and to listen to what will be a very interesting and exciting game."
Admission to the match at Virginia Park in Caerphilly costs just £3 for adults and £1 for children and will be all pay on the night.