ABERAVON HARLEQUINS RFC Welcome
Boys Clubs of Wales Representatives from Aberavon Quins Youth
Callum Beynon, Jack Dacey, me, Lloyd Pritchard in civies, mike Burgess, Jacob Flynn. Aris Kolazakis (Absent)..
NEWS / EVENTS
Aberavon Quins youth has been dealt a tough hand yet again regarding the Welsh Cup quarter final, with another trip out west to Carmarthen Quins, the Aberavon side will travel a little easier after their previous excursion to the town ended with them knocking out current holders and neighbours Carmarthen Athletic. Progression so far has been against historically strong opposition with "the band of brothers" accounting for Tondu, the aforementioned Athletic and Kenfig Hill.
To be honest, all sides left in this competition will have strength and quality throughout, and will not succumb easily. For the Aberavon Quins squad, strength and resolve will be severely tested over the remainder of the season with six league games remaining three prestigious friendlies v Boys Club of Wales, Leicester Academy and the Ospreys 18's squeezed between Welsh Cup and District Cup, the demands on players involved in representative games with BCW, Afan Nedd, respective schools and collages all adds up to a busy schedule. Players will be expected to rest and recuperate between games with training sessions tapering to accommodate so many games. Injuries should be managed and treatment sorted to keep as many squad players fit.
This is the business end of all the seasons hard work so our collective resolve will be put under extreme pressure, this is why we love rugby so much.....Cmon the Quins
Quins Youth play Boys Clubs of Wales XV on Sunday 10th March 2014, K.O. will be at 12:15, prior to England -v- Wales, 6 Nations warm up
Since the engaging the services of Chris O'Callaghan as coach early summer training has picked up. In the early days there were as little as five persons training including youth. Slowly the numbers have increased with Matthew Morgan, Craig Cox, Jamie Gibbs, Dan Morgan & Karl Davies among former players to return to the club. New signings have brought our playing strength to required levels and it will always be the aim of the club to run a development squad.
Youth products Jon Bamsey (Bridgend) & Jordan Crealock (Tata Steel) have moved up a few leagues and we wish them all the best and remind them that they are always welcome at the club.
We still need the services of a secretary and a treasurer and anyone interested should phone Phill Dacey on 01639891210 or e-mail
The youth team have made a good start with success at Tonna in the 10 a side competition and a resounding 55-5 win over Neath at the Gnoll. However having lost seven from the squad to senior rugby any new members will be welcome.
The newly formed under 16 squad have been training hard and Craig Curtis aided by Ieuan Evans is whipping them into shape for their first game away at Pontardulais 11-45am Sunday Morning 8/9/13
And finally big congratulations to this seasons skipper Craig Cox, probably one of a few people with shoulders big enough to steer this club through it's unsettled period. Anyone with any photos, match reports or something of interest that I could add to these pages, please forward them onto me. I'd love to keep this site organic..............Cheers in advance,