0 Post a comment Friday, 12 October 2018 - Rugby by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Bridgend Athletic Youth 29 Bryncethin Youth 26 Ospreys Youth League - East DivisionBridgend Athletic Youth welcomed undefeated Ospreys East League leaders to Newbridge Field for a keenly contested 9 try local derby thriller. Bryncethin having scored in the first minute led this game throughout, only to see a determined Athletic snatch victory in the last few minutes with their 5th try of the game to Bryncethin’s 4.It was a great come back – at one stage they were 21-5 down and they won 29-26.The visitors with wind advantage stunned the Athletic with a converted try in the opening minute. Their height and weight advantage caused the Athletic problems, although Brandon Fooks and Ellis Bull battled hard in the scrums and lock Morgan Bennett was prominent throughout. The Athletic were disrupted with an injury to outside half … [Read more...] about Bridgend Athletic Youth prevail in nine try ‘thriller’
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0 Post a comment Sunday, 8 September 2019 - Rugby by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Boosted by winning the previous week’s Nelson Round Robin tournament by defeating Treorchy Youth and Nelson Youth, Bridgend Athletic Youth once again travelled East on Friday evening, August 31, for a final preseason friendly at Machen. With 15 of last year’s under-16 side boosted by seven senior youth players, the Athletic faced a more experienced fit looking Machen side. However, led by new captain hooker Jack Obbard and aided by a dominant scrum and well-functioning line out, the Athletic were on top throughout.The Ath started strongly with some driving runs through forwards and backs, pushing the Machen team back constantly. A great pass from centre Danny Osarigie saw fellow centre Tom Florence run a great angle to race through the Machen defence from inside his own half for their first score which was converted by … [Read more...] about Bridgend Athletic Youth continue good pre-season form
0 Post a comment Monday, 16 September 2019 - Rugby by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Bridgend Athletic Youth took their good pre-season form to Tonmawr for the first league game of this Ospreys C East league campaign, coming away with a 26-0 bonus point win. The Ath fielded a young team led superbly by captain Jack Obbard. The first half, although dominated by the Ath, remained scoreless until the 25th minute when centre Danny Osarigie latched onto a great pass from outside half Ethan White just outside the 22. Showing quick feet, he easily beat the defence to speed over the line wide out for the opening score, the conversion narrowly missed by White. The score remained at 5-0 to the Ath until half time.Changes were made at half time however this did not disrupt the Ath, who continued to dominate.The Athletic were awarded a penalty just inside the Tonmawr half and a quick tap by White saw him feed centre Tom … [Read more...] about Bridgend Athletic Youth start season in style
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - Rugby by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Congratulations to Bridgend Athletic Youth players Joe Grabham and Caine Woolerton, who are named among 11 players who will graduate from age-grade rugby with the Ospreys to train as part of the ‘B’ group day in, day out at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. The extended group announced is the largest ever intake in one summer, in preparation for the new development structure that begins next season, with the introduction of a new under-23 competition underneath the senior team. The teenagers have been identified as having the potential to become the latest home-grown players from the youth development pathway to become fully fledged Ospreys, and will work closely with senior coaches and players when they report for pre-season training in the summer.Gareth Walters, development pathway manager, Ospreys Rugby, added: … [Read more...] about Bridgend Athletic youth players sign contracts with Ospreys
0 Post a comment Thursday, 3 May 2018 - Rugby by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Following a 41-6 win against Kenfig Hill youth last Saturday Bridgend Athletic youth registered another 41 points in a 41-12 win over Pencoed youth at the Morganstone Brewery Field. Despite the six tries to two count, it was not a vintage Athletic performance in front of a sizeable midweek crowd. The Athletic relied on individuals - particularly hat trick hero No 8 Will Barraclough - to secure the win, whereas against Kenfig Hill it was more a team effort.The win ensured the Athletic retained their Ospreys A League title and sends them into the Regional League play-off semi-final, representing the Ospreys region, against Scarlets league champions Crymych on Saturday, May 12, venue to be decided. The Athletic will be hoping to emulate last season’s side that went on to win the Welsh League Championship.The opening exchanges were … [Read more...] about Bridgend Athletic youth are league champions!