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NORTH WALES CRUSADERS WHEELCHAIR RL

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Honours                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24th June 2019

Today saw the club awarded the Silver Insport from Disability Sports Wales.  Thanks to all the clubs hard work it now makes us the first Rugby League Club in Wales to be awarded this prestigious accolade and also only the second sports club in Flintshire to gain this.  The award shows how much work is put in backstage by the club to ensure we are as inclusive as possible.

New A Team Head Coach Anounced                                                                                                                                                                          9th December 2018

North Wales Crusaders WhRL have appointed Crusaders and Wales Wheelchair veteran Harry Jones as their new A team head coach, starting from the 2019 season.

The Crusaders wheelchair veteran, Jones has built a strong reputation in Wheelchair RL and is recognised as being one of the top players in Wales after cementing his place in the North Wales & Wales teams in recent years.

Jones, who was one of the first Wheelchair RL players in Wales. A North Wales local, he began as one of the first registered players for the North Wales Crusaders shortly after their launch in early 2013. He then made his Wales international debut in late 2014 at the 4 Nations down in Medway and has since gone on to make 73 appearances for the Crusaders as well as a total of 23 international appearances.

He joined the Crusaders in 2013 after retiring from the ‘running game’ after suffering a series of knee and shoulder injuries, he played in the Wheelchair Premier Division in his first season where he helped guide the team to a 4th place finish.

He has also spent two years as assistant coach of former North-West Counties under 12’s side, the Clwyd based Wrexham Bradley Raiders, as well as being one of the most renowned youth officials in North Wales after becoming the youngest qualified RL referee in Wales in 2011 and going on to officiate international fixture, such as the Wales first team World Cup warm up fixture in 2013.

Jones said: “I want to help establish and develop new talent for North Wales Crusaders to feed into their premier rugby team as well as helping in building the foundations for sustained success for North Wales Wheelchair Rugby League.

“I will be bringing a good level of rugby league and wheelchair RL knowledge to the team to help develop new strong players and help guide them into our premier side, and meet the expectation of our all our players, followers and trustees”.

“I am very proud of being a member of North Wales Crusaders and see a great opportunity to help develop our great game within the club. I’m impressed with the passion and professionalism shown by all the players and the trustees of the charity and I’m excited to be a part of their plans moving forward.”

New Team Announced

North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair RL have today announced the club will launch a second team in the 2019 Wheelchair Rugby League Championship/ Championship One. The team, which will compete under the name of North Wales Crusaders A, just like main clubs reserve side. The launch of the ‘A’ side sets up a clear pathway for North Wales Crusaders WhRL players to progress their own development and also gives the opportunity for the youth and fringe players to gain valuable game time before making the step up to the premier division.

North Wales Crusaders WhRL Head Coach Stephen Jones said the establishment of the club's inaugural ‘A’ team was an important and exciting step forward for the club.

"We're delighted to launch our inaugural A team in the Championship/ Championship 1 for the coming season," said Jones.

"The launch of this team provides us with a number of exciting opportunities with new players arriving to the club, but crucially, it also allows us to continue to grow Wheelchair Rugby League throughout our catchment area and give juniors and fringe players a team they can call their own and aspire to play for our premier side in the years to come."

North Wales Crusaders have a number of players signed for the 2019 season and are still currently in the recruitment phase of the program.

The club is continuing to look for players and staff who are keen to join the team in 2019 and will be begin training for the 2019 season at Deeside Leisure Centre on Friday, February 1st at 6:00-8:00pm, for those interested in more information please contact North Wales Crusaders WhRL head coach: stevenjones26@sky.com.

PDRL                                                                                                                                                                                                                               26th September 2020  

Andy Moulsdale, former North Wales Crusaders captain and current CEO, has become the first Able-Bodied player for North Wales Crusaders’ PDRL side.

Having been forced to retire in 2017 following a string of injuries and being appointed CEO at the beginning of the 2018 season.

The 33 year old made 79 appearances for North Wales prior to his retirement, scoring 25 tries and 1 drop goal and 101 points in the process.

Moulsdale was named North Wales’ captain ahead of their inaugural season in 2012 in the RFL’s League 1 and guided the team to a domestic double in just their second season in 2013.  Moulsdale went on to say “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and charity to get behind a superb initiative. PDRL has been massive in the realms of Rugby League over the last few years.

“I have seen with Warrington Wolves how much of a positive impact this can have on a community and participation in the sport.

“From a personal point of view hopefully it gives me the chance to give something back to the game in North Wales as well as hopefully getting myself back into shape”.

New Partnership                                                                                                                                                                                                        28th September 2020  

North Wales Crusaders Physical Disability Rugby League are proud  to announce a partnership with England PDRL founding club Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.

The partnership will allow the coaches at Crusaders to develop their skills and knowledge of the sport within their debut year. It will also see both sides host joint training sessions throughout the year and to help with Crusaders’ player development.  

Mark Jones, Chairman of the North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair RL and Disability Sports Association said

"We are please to be working in partnership with Warrington Wolves Foundation. We have already got a great relationship with them and worked with them when Wolves were forming their Wheelchair Rugby League team.  Now they've offered reciprocal help with the formation of the North Wales Crusaders Physical Disability RL team. The Wolves Foundation are one of the original PDRL teams to establish and have become well known through the Australian comedian Adam Hills being one of their players.  We are looking forward to setting up our team once we are able to play rugby league again and working with Warrington Wolves Foundation is going to be a tremendous help”.

Warrington hosted the first ever RFL sanctioned PDRL fixture where they hosted Leeds Rhinos at Victoria Park, Warrington, where they fell 22-10 in front of near 2000 spectators.  Warrington went on to become 2019 PDRL Champions where they defeated Leeds Rhinos at the Grand Final following a successful domestic campaign which saw them collect the League Leaders Shield.

For more information on Warrington and their journey to launching their team and also their journey to being crowned the first ever World Club Challenge Champions following a victory away at South Sydney Rabbitohs, watch their ‘Take His Legs’ documentary on More 4.

Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation Disability Manager, Craig Thomason has had this to say.

"We are excited to be supporting North Wales Crusaders in the development of their new PDRL team.  Having such a close working relationship with the Crusaders already, we are sure we can offer the guidance to make PDRL as big a success in Wales as it has been in England.  New clubs are vital to the ongoing growth of the sport and all of us at Warrington Wolves PDRL and excited to welcome and support North Wales in their Journey."

Warrington PDRL founding player, PDRL steering group member and TV personality

Adam Hills went on to say.

“My involvement with PDRL has been one of the best experiences of my life.

“I have seen first hand how much the players get out of it, both physically and mentally I am very excited that North Wales have joined the PDRL family and I look forward to helping them develop and facing them on the field”.

ALYN and Deeside MP Mark Tami                                                                                                                                                                                            29h June2019  

 ALYN and Deeside MP Mark Tami has shown his support a wheelchair rugby team.

 Mark Tami MP was asked to go along to a training session and see some of the work that is being done.

Afterwards. he said: “It was great to go and see the club and join in with one of their training sessions.

"It’s very impressive what they have managed to set up there, it has given so many people the opportunity to participate in sport when perhaps they would not have ordinarily been able to.

“I am pleased that their work has been recognised as they were the first rugby league club to be awarded the Insport Blue Ribbon by Disability Sports Wales.


Centenial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      27th July 2020

Today will see a couple of milestones reached for the club when the Crusaders A side take on Bradford Bulls away.

It will see North Wales Crusaders WhRL reach 100 competitive games since their first league appearance back in 2013.  It will also be a milestone for player coach Stephen Jones who will become the first player to compete in our 1st, 25th, 50th and 100th match.

Speaking to Steve earlier he had this to say

“To be honest I never thought when I signed with the club back in 2013 I would have still been playing in 2019 never mind in the clubs 100th game.  When I first joined it was for some fun as a player and I would never have thought that not only would I now be coaching at a great club like this but reaching these milestones is both a honour and a privilege.”

ASDA Wrexham Generousity                                                                                                                                                                                        28th August 2019

Today head coach and Trustee Stephen had the privilege of being awarded a very generous cheque by ASDA Wrexham.  The cheque for £500 seen here being presented by ASDA Community Champion Mary, was due to the kind generosity of all the customers and staff at the Wrexham branch that put there green tokens in our collection point to make us the winners of the ASDA Foundation for August

Community Workshop                                                                                                                                                                                              20th September 2019

Today saw the club with help from Mold Wheelchair 7’s, players, staff and volunteers continue our community programme at St Christophers School in Wrexham.

The idea behind the programme is to introduce pupils and staff to wheelchair rugby league at no cost to themselves or the school and to show them that if you do have a disability visible or not there is still a chance to play sports with your family and friend 

Today we gave over 200 pupils and staff at St Christophers the chance to have a go at the sport themselves  as well as a chance to talk to players who now play at an international level

Head coach and organiser Steve said

“I was such a brilliant day and I can’t thank the players, volunteers and Mold 7’s enough for helping out today and giving their time, you could clearly see on the faces of the kids we had today the enjoyment and more importantly had fun with us but hopefully understood the message we are trying to get across in that who cares about a disability when you can play Rugby League.”

Peacock Cup                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6th October 2019

Today saw North Wales Crusaders win the second annual Peacock Cup.

The tournament organized by assistant coach and player Harry Jones was originally set up in 2018 as a away to commemorate his nephew who passed away suddenly with no warning just days after his third birthday in May 2018.  It was designed as a way for the crusaders who Thomas was a very junior member of to come together to remember the cheeky little lad who wouldn’t get out of the sports chairs and to help raise much needed funds for his charity Hope House who have and continue to give help to the family.

The  final count is in, including gift aid, the 2019 Peacock Cup raised £1516.25. For Hope House & Tŷ Gobaith, the day also saw an additional £46.20 raised by Hope House themselves.

A huge thanks goes out to all this who helped support the event via sponsorship DAG ENG LTD ConvaTec Stoma UK A & D Environmental Services Ltd Aura Wales Deeside Leisure Centre and Ice Rink North Wales Roller Derby, to all the teams and match officials that came along and supported the tournament Hull Wheelchair Rugby League Army Rugby League  The Warrington Wolves Foundation and finally to all the volunteers who helped make today happen from setting up the venue the night before to running media and selling cake and raffle prizes.

Again a huge THANK YOU to everyone!!!!!!!!!

End of Season Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                     26th October 2019

Tonight saw the club hold its annual end of season awards evening at Holt Lodge in Wrexham.

The award winners are as follows:

Super League

Coaches Player of the Year: Gary Taylor

Players Player of the Year: Gary Taylor

MVP: Stuart Williams

Captains Player of the Year: Stephen Halsey


Championship

Coaches Player of the Year: John Doyle

Players Player of the Year: Mason Baker

MVP: Mason Baker

Captains Player of the Year: Mike Griffiths


Most Improved: Hayley Matthews

Squad member of the Year: Tony Matthews

Newbie of the Year: Mike Griffiths

Superhero award: Stephen Jones



We were also able to thank our sponsors for the 2019 season

AAG Events

Enbarr Foundation

MEC

Top Mark Uniforms

and presented them all with signed shirts and balls


Thank you to everyone for all of your support this last year, from players to volunteers, sponsors and family members, your help is hugely appreciated.

New Kit Unveiled                                                                                                                                                                                                        30th Octoberber 2019

We are proud to announce that both the Super League and Championship side will be wearing brand new playing shirts for their up and coming 2020 campaign.

In association with North Wales Crusaders senior team the Super League team will be rocking the 1895 design for the upcoming 2020 season

With the support of Enbarr Enterprises and MEC, the championship side have brought on board EV2 sportswear as their official 2020 match shirt provider for this new design shirt


New Team for 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                     13th November 2020  

We are proud to announce that we will launch a THIRD team for the 2020 season.

2019 saw the club launch their ‘A’ team who featured in the Championship and managed to reach the Semi-Final of the Plate Cup. Now 2020 will see the club launch a third side.  The new team being named Celtic Crusaders is a nod to the history of the original Crusaders team from before they made the move to North Wales.

In a history making move this means that the Crusaders will be the First club worldwide to enter three teams into official league competitions

North Wales head coach, Stephen Jones had this to say, “I’m very pleased how the club has progressed and grown over the past 2 years, with such a large player base it is the natural step forward to introduce a third team and will help to insure that every single player gets plenty of quality game time. It just goes to show how much our version of Rugby League is in demand”.

News regarding fixtures and leagues for each team will be announced in the coming weeks but it is looking like the newest member of the club will compete in the Championship league alongside the Crusaders ‘A’ so should make for a couple of very interesting fixtures

Co-op Generosity                                                                                                                                                                                                         26th November 2019 

Today saw members of the club being awarded with a huge cheque on behalf of The Co-op Local Community Fund

The chosen community projects benefit throughout the year by the Co-op donating 2p for every £1 spend on selected Co-op products and services.  Here we see the cheque for £4081 being presented to members of the club by representatives from Co-op community fund, staff and managers from the Ewloe branches

Trustee Stephen Jones said” we are astounded by the generosity of all the local Co-op members and we still can’t believe how much they raised for our club.  Just saying thank you doesn’t seem enough”.

Fixtures for 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                              13th February 2020

We can now release the confirmed fixtures for our 2020 campaign

This year will see all three teams take part in 10 league fixtures each as well as each team being entered into the various cup competitions, add this to the two 4’s competitions for 2020 as well it’s going to be a busy season for everyone involved

Awards Evening Announced                                                                                                                                                                                          30th Decber 2019

Emerald Headingley will stage a new awards dinner for Wheelchair Rugby League on Friday January 31 – which will include the crowning of the first winner of the International Rugby League Wheelchair Golden Boot.

The International Rugby League and the Rugby Football League will combine to recognise a year of outstanding progress and achievement for the Wheelchair game in 2019 in a dedicated awards night.

The introduction of the International Rugby League Wheelchair Golden Boot will provide the game with a trio of global award winners.

The Golden Boot was founded in 1984 by Open Rugby magazine, with Wally Lewis winning the inaugural award. New Zealand’s Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was crowned the latest winner in November, when Australia’s Jessica Sergis became the second winner of a Women’s award which was introduced in 2018.

Eight contenders for the inaugural Wheelchair award have been nominated by the newly formed International Rugby League Wheelchair Steering Group

The eight nominees are as follows: Jack Brown, Nathan Collins and James Simpson (England); Gilles Clausells and Kevin Pastor (France); Cory Cannane (Australia); Jay Anderson (Scotland); Stuart Williams (Wales).

Seven domestic awards will also be presented, based on performances in the Wheelchair Super League and Wheelchair Challenge Cup in 2019 – Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Match Official of the Year, and the Chair’s Award, a special award from Martin Coyd OBE, Chair of Wheelchair Rugby League.

Leeds Rhinos and Halifax, the Challenge Cup and Grand Final winners respectively, are strongly represented in the nominees, with England team-mates James Simpson and Jack Brown in the running for Player of the Year; the Rhinos team-mates Nathan Collins and Josh Butler challenged by Rob Hawkins of Halifax for Young Player of the Year; and Halifax’s Wayne Boardman one of the nominees for Coach of the Year.

But there is also plenty of interest in the awards outside the big two, with the emergence of North Wales Crusaders, who receive two nominations – in the Coach of the Year category for Stephen Jones, in addition to the Club of the Year category; and for the Argonauts of Kent, who have four nominations – for Lewis King as Player of the Year, Fred Nye as Coach of the Year, and collectively for Club and Team of the Year.

Martin Coyd OBE, the Chair of England Wheelchair Rugby League, said: “2019 was a year of improvement, progress and achievement for Wheelchair Rugby League, both domestically and internationally The introduction of this awards night provides us with the opportunity to recognize and celebrate those achievements

Nigel Wood, the IRL’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of a third Golden Boot award for Rugby League.

“We are keen to recognise the rapid progress of Wheelchair Rugby League over recent times, and the outstanding skill, athleticism and courage of those involved. It is without doubt, one of the greatest undiscovered aspects of Rugby League but that will all change as Wheelchair Rugby League continues to excite, thrill and enthrall up to, and beyond the World Cup. The award of the Golden Boot will attract more eyeballs to this magnificent version of Rugby League and that can only be welcomed.”

Domestic Award Nominees

Player of the Year

Jack Brown Halifax

Lewis King Argonauts

James Simpson Leeds Rhinos

Young Player of the Year Josh Butler

Nathan Collins

Robert Hawkins Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos

Halifax

Club of the Year

Argonauts

Leeds Rhinos

North Wales Crusaders

Team of the Year

Argonauts

Halifax

Leeds Rhinos

Coach of the Year

Wayne Boardman Halifax

Steve Jones North Wales Crusaders

Fred Nye Argonauts

 

Awards Success                                                                                                                                                                                                                   31st January 2020  Last nights awards saw the club and head coach honoured

Stephen Jones had an outstanding 2019 with club and country. He coached North Wales Crusaders to a creditable third in the Wheelchair Super League, only behind Grand Finalists Leeds Rhinos and Halifax, and did well to pull off some memorable wins. They also provided the bulk of the Welsh national side who won the Celtic Cup for the fourth year in a row, and ran England close in an autumn Tri-Nations.

Stuart Williams, lost out on the main Golden Boot award to England captain Jack Brown. He however was on hand to receive the award, alongside Chairman Mark Andrew Jones (no relation to Stephen) for “Club of the Year” that was won by North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair.

A delighted Stephen Jones said: “It’s an honour to even be nominated against some amazing coaches, never mind winning. It’s still sinking in. I’d like to thank all those that have helped me in the last year and without them it wouldn’t of been possible.

“Also, for Crusaders to be nominated for club of the year was fantastic, but to then win it is brilliant. It’s all down to the players, volunteers, coaches, the charity and the attitude and drive of everyone. It’s a very proud day for the club.”

Wales Rugby League also made two presentations of their own. CEO Gareth Kear honoured Williams as the WRL Player of the Year, whilst a cap was presented to Stephen Halsey, who has made five appearances for his country since his Wales debut in 2018.

Kear said: “North Wales Crusaders and Wales Rugby League have been pioneers for Wheelchair rugby league and it’s wonderful that tonight that some of that effort and success has been recognised. Huge congratulations to North Wales, Stephen Jones and Stuart Williams.”

Autism Aware Status                                                                                                                                                                                                     19th February 2020

We are proud to be awarded with Autism Aware organization status by Autism Wales.

For the club to achieve this award it meant a lot of hard work by a lot of the volunteers who had to sit and pass the Autism Awareness course.  Congratulations to:

Stephen Jones

Sophie Jones

Harry Jones

Nadine Mitchell

Gary Taylor

Tracie Barber

Hayley Matthews

John Doyle

The training done by these members of the club will help us to understand the needs and issues people have, which allows the Crusaders to tailor training sessions and what we do for them.

Parasports UK Award                                                                                                                                                                                                    29thFebruary 2020

Last night at training we where honored by Parasports

They are ParalympicsGB in partnership with Toyota as part of their commitment to disability sports

They have said that we are creating an inclusive and supportive environment and our commitment to the continual advancement of the sport is outstanding

So for all this they have decided that the club should receive Parasports club of the month award for March

There is link to the story and films here ...

Head coach Stephen Jones reaction was “Still trying to process this as it’s a huge award by the British Paralympics Association and for us to get it is mind blowing.  We don’t see ourselves as doing anything special; all we try to do is get everyone and anyone involved in rugby league and for someone like Parasports to think we do something special is just phenomenal”.

LATEST CLUB NEWS 

In the Community                                                                                                                                                                                                                         12th June 2019

We had a great day yesterday at Broughton Primary School.  With the help of Mold Dragons Wheelchair 7s Club we were able to talk to and run a session for over 100 children who loved every moment

A huge thanks to Gary Taylor for organizing and helping during the day and to Stephen Jones, John Doyle and Rebecca Laing for their help.  Hope we can do more of these soon

Milestone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1st May 2019

After featuring in both of Wales’ Celtic Cup fixture this past Sunday , Harry Jones has become our first player to reach 100 overall career appearances.

Career stats:

WALES

Caps: 25

Tries: 23

Conversions: 25

Penalties: 4

Drop goals: 4

CRUSADERS

Apps: 75

Tries: 61

Conversions: 74

Penalties: 4

Drop goals: 6

560 Career points

Chocoholics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17th April 2019

Massive thanks again to everybody who got involved with this year’s  #NWCrusaders’ Easter egg appeal!

Easter eggs were taken to Wrexham Children’s Hospital earlier today! Where we were represented by Paul Southall and Rebecca Laing

Welsh Honours                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17th April 2019

Congratulations to Stephen Halsey, Harry Jones, John Doyle, Gary Taylor and Lucie Roberts who have been named today as part of the 2019 Celtic Cup squad for Wales.  A massive congratulation to Stuart Williams who not only has been named for the squad but he will captain the Welsh team in this year’s tournament

Touch Line Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12th April 2019

Congratulations to Lynne Seller, Sophie Jones and Tracie Barber on completing their Touch Line Manager training today

29th December 2018

Season Starts                                                                                                                                                                                                                           18th January 2019

Today saw North Wales Crusaders WhRL kick of their 2019 campaign with teams in both the newly formed super League as well as the Championship.
Head Coach Steve Jones said “this year we are so proud to be able to enter 2 teams into the leagues, the 2019 season has been the culmination of 6 years hard work both on and off the field and it is a testament to the hard work of the players, staff, volunteers and the charity”. Crusaders are looking forward to a great year.

28th December 2018

Plate Cup Final

North Wales Crusaders have been awarded the final spot in this year’s Plate Cup Final

Following on from Dundee Dragons win over St Helens at the weekend putting them through to the Challenge cup finals this has left there spot in the Plate Final vacant.  As the loosing semi finalists this has meant that we have been given the now vacant spot.

We will once again be taking on Hereford Harriers who we have a fairly equal win loss tally against

The final this year is being played at:  Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Rooley Ave, Bradford BD6 1EZ. On Saturday 18th August, kickoff is at 11am

23rd July 2018

New Chairs

Thanks to the generosity of o3e a team building company we are now the proud owners of 10 brand new motivation sports wheelchairs

Vantage (investment banking) held the event at De Vere Latimer Estate organised by 03e.

At the event delegates we're split into 8 teams. They were given 4 tasks to earn points to get parts to build a Motivation sports wheelchair.

The 8 wheelchairs and 2 built on the 5th July are all donated to North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair and Disability Sports Association.

What a fantastic thing to do!  We will never be able to put into words how much this will mean to the club.

Click on the link to find out more about o3e      to see photos of the day click on the gallery             


10 July 2018

Playing in Style

The players are proud to show off their new playing kit for the rest of the 2018 season.

The new kit which was received in time for Sundays cup game will mean that the Wheelchair team are now playing in the same shirts as the running team.

20 April 2018

Insport Bronze Award

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that we have been awarded the Disability Sports Wales insport Bronze Award.

Head Coach and the lead officer for the club said, “Following a year’s worth of hard work and meeting some very high standards we have had the award signed off as completed. This helps us to show that we are dedicated to our less able player and are always willing to work hard to ensure a safe and friendly club to be a part of.  This award is also special to us as we are the first Rugby League Club at any level in Wales to receive this award.”

We are now looking to start on the Silver award

17 April 2018

Wales Whrl

Wales WhRl announced their squad yesterday for the upcoming Celtic Cup.  Crusaders are proud to say that six of our squad have been included in a very strong selection.

Congratulations to Stuart Williams, Harry Jones, Gary Taylor, John Doyle and also to Lucie Roberts and Stephen Halsey on your debut for Wales.  Stuart Williams has also had the honour of being named captain for the squad.

Well done all of you and good luck

10 April 2018

Mancunians

Mancunians WhRL have had a problem with their hall hire for our away game on 13th May.  Following a conversation with Dave Able we have decided to reverse the order of the fixtures, this means that on Sunday 13th may we will now be at home kick off at 3.30pm.  On the weekend 14/15th we will play at Mancunians ground.  Exact date and kick off TBC

04 April 2018

Wheelchair Basketball

In an exciting step forward for North Wales Crusaders with the help of Mike Hayes of Rhyl Raptors wheelchair Basketball and North Wales Wheelchair Basketball tonight we held our very first Wheelchair basketball session.  The session saw 10 of our North Wales Crusaders take to the court and for many of them have their first ever taste of basketball.

The gruelling session involved various drills and ended with a tough match. Mike was very impressed with the ability of all the players and is looking forward to our next session.

The aim of the club is to introduce this sport with the hope of entering our own team into the Wheelchair Basketball North Wales league in the future and also to train our own coaches.

The next session is scheduled for Friday 13th April from 6 till 8pm


23 March 2018

Crusaders drawn Hull Fc in the quarter finals of this years wheelchair Rl Plate Cup

Yesterday saw the Plate cup draw for this year see the Crusaders pitted against Hull FC. The fixture will see Crusaders travel to Hull for the quarter Finals, this will be the second time Crusaders will face Hull Fc in a cup tournament as last year saw them pitted against each other at Brymbo where the Crusaders produced a steller performance that saw them beat Hull Fc  84 - 44.

Head coach Stephen Jones has said we have a very promising squad of both seasoned and new players for this year and there is no reason for us not to emulate last years victory

06 March 2018

Paralympics

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