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NORTH WALES CRUSADERS WHEELCHAIR RL

&

DISABILITY SPORTS CLUB

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

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

LATEST CLUB NEWS 

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.

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

New A Team Head Coach Anounced

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.”

29th December 2018

Touch Line Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12th April 2019

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

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.

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

28th December 2018

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.

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

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

04 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

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

Photographs of the session are on the Basketball page

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

Afilliations

Paralympics

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