Behind the scenes with West Wales Raiders Manager Peter Tiffin


Over the bank holiday weekend the players and staff had a well deserved break, even though the season is only 2 months in, the events both on and off the field have been rather frantic.


With the majority of the players rested it was back to a 3 session week with two on the playing field & one with the crossfit team. This week was also the introduction to the reserve squads sessions as they would begin their season in the welsh conference to an away fixture against Cardiff City RL.


The fixture against Cardiff would be a part of the away sides fun day which they decided to put on to make people aware of all the age groups they shall be running this season. With our partnership with Cardiff we wanted to help out with the day and thought that a fixture between us would help for people to see the game played on the family fun day.


This season we shall not only be running a first team and a reserve squad but have also decided to produce an under 17s & under 15s to take part in the junior welsh conference. We felt that the talent in the west was massive and for these key age groups we can now look at a pathway for players to develop on through the club.


Over the past couple of months we have been working closely with an array of local schools from all the way down in Tenby to Ystalyfera , this has seen many fixtures between each other as they would battle it out to try and make the welsh finals. We would like to thank all the schools that we have now strong links with and we look forward to continuing the partnership, thanks – Glan Y Mor, Coedcae, Bryngwyn, Ystalyfera, Tenby Green Hill, Dyffryn Taf and finally Ysgol Y Strade who managed to make it through to 3 finals this week at year 8,9 and 11.


We are very happy with all the schools that are now involved with us as a club, if any other school in west Wales would like to become a part of our schools set up please contact us on [email protected] as there are an array of benefits from gifted kits, festivals, championship schools which can lead to playing fixtures against schools from England.

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