The club's facebook announcement 27/06/2018
Posted by: Rogero (IP Logged)
Date: 28 June, 2018 06:48

WWR released the following statement on their facebook page yesterday, I reproduce it in full here for those fans who do not use social media. The announcement also confirms the management structure of the club for the rest of 2018.

From facebook..

West Wales Raiders' interim head coach Phil Carleton has left the club to move on to a new role.

Carleton has been involved within rugby league in Wales for over a decade. A
Wales full and student international, he has played and coached in the
community and semi-professional game.

Raiders chairman Andrew Thorne said: "Phil was one of very few who stayed on
with the move of the club last May and has done a great job whilst being

"He spoke to the board over a week ago to inform us that after having an
offer that was too good to turn down, that he would be moving on from the
club, and his role officially ended on 23rd June 2018.

"As a club we would like to thank Phil for all he has done behind the scenes
since the departure of former head coach Jon Ellis. Phil has since been
instrumental in securing the securing the services of a number of players.

"Good luck to Phil in his new venture."

A full time coach has been employed ready to start the 2019 season but in
the meantime, this is the West Wales Raiders' coaching structure for the
remainder of 2018...

Head Coaches – Andrew Thorne, Steven Parry and Morgan Evans
Assistant Coaches – Wayne Ponting and Paul Chambers
Team Manager – Gareth Laugharne
Head of Strength and Conditioning – Rob Simon
Head of Analysis – Peter Tiffin
Head of Medical – Llyr Lloyd
Kit Manager – Russell Boots

Re: The club's facebook announcement 27/06/2018
Posted by: jd1664. (IP Logged)
Date: 28 June, 2018 11:26

That has to be the best name for a kit manager.

This and the 2019 coach news does confirm what should have been patently obvious by now, that 2018 is a write-off. I suppose it means more of “jam tomorrow” messages for historic supporters but no incentive for the casual would-be fan.

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Re: The club's facebook announcement 27/06/2018
Posted by: lewj (IP Logged)
Date: 28 June, 2018 12:50

Positive news and on paper what looks like a decent coach but he will need funds to strengthen the team.

We could have the best coach around but the coach doesn't take to the field so can only do so much from the sideline.

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