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West Wales Raiders announce a brand new East Wales Raiders Wheelchair side.

To further develop on their recent announcement of running a wheelchair team under the West Wales Raiders banner, the club have continued to develop a pathway and this time have decided to create an East Wales Raiders Wheelchair side running from Ebbw Vale.

The decision was made and backed by the RFL so that the Raiders can help develop the wheelchair game across of the West, South & East of Wales.

The East Wales Raiders will run in cohesion with the West Wales Raiders and look to support the game both on a club and international level whilst also getting out in the local community in both East & West Wales.

The next part for the Raiders plan is to grow clubs beneath the Wheelchair pathway and talks within the relevant groups in Carmarthenshire have already begun.

West Wales Raiders Director, and our Wheelchair head coach, Mark Turner added “ The decision to move as such, to the Raiders umbrella, has been a godsend for what was the Ebbw Rollers, it has opened up so many avenues, for what I believe is in the best interest for Wheelchair Rugby league as a whole.

All that the Raiders have given and supported us with already would never have been achievable to us as Ebbw Rollers, under Ebbw Vale Wheelchair Sports Club.

Now it has turned a full 360 as we are in a great position to keep rugby league at Ebbw Vale, with the Raiders East satellite team plus a new side down in West Wales. Two teams fully funded by the Raiders brand and in support of the growth of wheelchair sport with Ebbw Vale Wheelchair Sports Club.

Ebbw Vale is just one of the many satellite and community clubs we have planned to create as part of. A pathway to the West Wales Raiders Wheelchair Rugby League First Team.

I'm extremely excited and proud to be working with Andrew, Peter and the rest of the West Wales Raiders Board, and family, there's great times coming for Wheelchair Rugby League, watch this space.

Thank you to the Raiders family for accepting and welcoming us all into the family, and here's to the future, for rugby league in all its formats.

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