RED KITES SQUADS NAMED
MEN'S, WOMEN'S & MIXED OPEN TEAMS NAMED
In preparation for the 2014 Wales Touch Nationals (5 - 6 April 2014), the Red Kites (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire) have named squads in all three of the available categories.
The Red Kites will field teams in the following categories at the Wales Touch Nationals in April 2014: Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Mixed Open (Men & Women)
On announcing the teams, Head Coach, Matt Adams said:
"We're delighted to be able to name teams for all three categories at the 2014 Nationals. West Wales is the least developed of the six regions in Wales and some terrific work has gone on in order for us to get to this stage.
We're going to be blooding some young players at the Nationals again, but with one eye on the future, we're confident that the Kites will be competing with the strongest regions in the not too distant future."
Wales is divided into six for the purposes of the Nationals tournament. This is the top level of Touch in Wales outside of the international game and each of the regions will have players who will be representing Wales in the Euros in August 2014.
Here are the teams that each region will be fielding in April
Cyclones - Men's, Women's, Mixed
Rangers - no teams in 2014
Rebels - Men's, Women's
Red Kites - Men's, Women's, Mixed
Titans - Men's, Mixed
Warriors - Men's, Women's, Mixed
The Cyclones will again be favourites to pick up the 2014 overall title having swept the board in 2013, winning all three categories. The Warriors will be confident of taking them all the way as they did in 2013.
It's great to see that there will be four female teams in 2014, which is double the number of teams competing in 2013. This shows the steady growth of the game amongst women in Wales.
Unfortunately, the Rangers were not able to get a team together for 2014, despite fielding a Mixed team in 2013. We hope they return in 2015.
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