U19s to face West Wales Raiders

U19s to face West Wales Raiders

  • Wigan U19s to face West Wales Raiders in pre season

  • Match set for 2nd February at Stebonheath Park

  • Will be the first time the Raiders have hosted the BETFRED Super League Champions

Wigan Warriors U19s will face West Wales Raiders in a pre season friendly at Stebonheath Park on Saturday 2nd February.

Since the partnership between both clubs was formed, a suitable date for a pre season fixture has been in the works. It will be the first time that West Wales Raiders have faced the current BETFRED Super League champions at their home ground.

Raiders CEO Peter Tiffin gave his thoughts on the exciting fixture “I am pleased this is finally out in the public domain and we can now push to get as much support as possible, it’s been an area that both clubs have been trying to organise ever since we have begun our talks as partnered clubs. It was first an area that we had discussed with Matty Peet but now have continued and finalised with Mick Cassidy. With the partnership one that both parties see as beneficial to the clubs we have identified a few dates over the next year in which we will be working together to continue to grow the sport in Wales. Myself and Mick have been in contact most weeks on all the areas in which we can benefit from the partnership. This will be the first of those events and hopefully we can show the support there is for the sport.”

Head of Youth at Wigan Warriors Mick Cassidy added the following “The agreement between Wigan Warriors and West Wales Raiders continues to be a great service to both clubs. We are looking forward to travelling to Stebonheath Park for the fixture, and I’m sure it will be a great opportunity for our under 19’s players to get some quality game time under their belts at the beginning of our season.”

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