Crusaders

  • RFL Accept North Wales Crusaders

    The North Wales Crusaders have been confirmed as full members of the Rugby Football League (RFL), a move which will see them take their place in Co-operative Championship One in 2012. An application from the Crusaders to join Championship One has been formally accepted by the RFL Board of Directors, who issued a warm welcome to the newly-formed Wrexham-based club. “It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that North Wales Crusaders have met all the criteria required to become full members...

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  • Crusaders Seek New Owners

    North Wales Crusaders are looking for new owners after former CEO and majority shareholder Jamie Thomas stepped down. The Kingstone Press League 1 club get their 2016 campaign underway on March 6 and a statement has been issued revealing that the board is “willing and able to make available a meaningful shareholding, which could, in the right circumstances, be a majority or controlling interest”. The club was established in 2011 after the demise of the former Super League club with the same...

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  • Warrington Enter Partnership With Crusaders

    Warrington Wolves have announced an historic new partnership with North Wales Crusaders ahead of the 2015 season. The agreement will see the two clubs work together at many levels from the development side through to the first team. Warrington will provide access to their training facilities at the University of Chester, allowing the Crusaders to also draw on the expertise of their medical and performance departments. The partnership will launch with an exhibition game between a Warrington Wol...

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  • Moulsdale Becomes Crusaders CEO

    Kingstone Press League One club North Wales Crusaders have appointed Andy Moulsdale as the club’s CEO. Moulsdale arrived to play at the Crusaders in their first ever season in 2012, and was named as the Wrexham-based side’s first captain. He also played a key role during Crusaders’ promotion-winning season in 2013. Following the departure of Ryan Gould at the end of the 2016 season, Moulsdale was appointed as the club’s general manager – a role which he held alongside his playing dutie...

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  • Canterbury And Crusaders Invest In MLR Team Seattle Seawolves

    The American MLR competition will be taken more seriously outside the US after New Zealand provincial organisation, Canterbury Rugby Union and their pro-team the Crusaders announced they had taken minority ownership in the Seattle Seawolves. Stuff.co.nz reported that Canterbury and the Crusaders say they will do what they can to help develop players for the Seawolves. The Seattle-based team was formed last year and will kick off its inaugural season in the new North American professional competi...

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  • Crusaders CEO Steps Down

    The Crusaders Chief Executive, Rod Findlay, has stepped down with immediate effect. Findlay joined the Super League club in December 2010 after it came out of administration. In July 2011, the club’s owners withdrew their application for a Super League Licence for the 2012-14 seasons. Two weeks ago he submitted a business plan for the club to continue in the Co-operative Championships on behalf of the Save the Cru campaign and Crusaders Supporters Club. This is currently being assessed by the...

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  • Ex Crusaders Boss Faces Fraud Charges

    James Hywel Thomas, a recent chief executive of North Wales Crusaders, has appeared in court accused of three separate charges of fraud according to the Daily Post North Wales. The charges detailed at Wrexham Magistrates concerned obtaining a car at the Wrexham based rugby club, credit card fraud and fraudulent ticket sales for sporting events. The first charge was that on August 24, 2015, when he was the chief executive of the North Wales Crusaders, he abused his position and gained the use of...

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  • Griffiths To Coach North Wales Crusaders

    North Wales Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of former Wales and Great Britain coach Clive Griffiths. He has signed a two year contract at the Racecourse ground. Griffiths had a distinguished rugby league career as both a player and coach, leading Wales for 10 years through a heyday for Rugby League with a team littered with stars such as Jonathan Davies and John Devereux. He also enjoyed a spell coaching Great Britain in 1996. Griffiths has most recently been the head coach at RGC 1404,...

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  • Crusaders withdraw from Super League

      The RFL announced today that the Celtic Crusaders will not feature in next season’s Super League as they have withdrawn their licence application for 2012-2014. They will be replaced by Championship side Widnes Vikings who have been absent from the top tier of rugby league since 2005.  Halifax RLFC failed in their application to achieve Super League status as they were unsuccessful in meeting the required standards outlined by the RFL.   RFL Chairman Richard Lewis commented: “As part of...

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  • Celtic stadium proposals

    Super League newcomers Celtic Crusaders have submitted plans to Bridgend County Borough Council for a new state-of-the-art stadium. Proposals for a 15,000-capacity venue at Island Farm, Bridgend, include bars, corporate hospitality and conference suites, educational, recreational and community facilities, media suites and offices and a large indoor training facility. Crusaders chief executive David Thompson said: "The Crusaders are now playing at the elite level in the UK and we are committed to...

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