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Rooks stand tall over Giants

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CAREW ensured there would be a first all Pembrokeshire West Wales Cup Final on Wednesday night (Mar 27) as they beat Giants Grave 4-2 at Garden Village.

They will now play Merlins Bridge in the final at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday, May 7, days after the two sides also meet in the Senior Cup Final.

The Rooks beat Giants Grave 5-2 on their way to the semi-finals in last years competition but were expecting it to be much tougher this time around.

However, the Pembrokeshire side blew their Neath opponents away in the first half, coming from behind to lead 4-1 at the break and that was enough to seal their passage to the final.

Giants Grave struck first as they were awarded penalty after only seven minutes when Iwan Izzard was penalised for a handball. Richard Evans slotted the penalty home.

The Rooks looked to get back into it and they eventually levelled just before the half hour mark when Sam Christopher scored after being played in by Alex Bayley.

Three minutes later Carew were ahead as Lloyd Hughes’ shot was fumbled in by Grave keeper Keiron Hyde.

They were not done there and four minutes after Christopher scored his second to make it 3-1.

Three minutes before half time Carew had their fourth as Hughes rounded the keeper to score his second of the night.

It was an excellent period for the Rooks and one that all but secured their place in the final.

However, they knew they would face a strong fight back from the Grave and they seemed determined to get back into it.

Eight minutes into the second half they did pull a goal back when Richard Evans scored a free kick from 20 yards to make it 4-2.

Try as they might the Grave were unable to add to their scoring and Carew saw the game out.

Speaking to the Herald after the game, assistant coach Jeremy Griffiths said: “It’s a bit surreal, a strange feeling but we are elated. We’ve been building for the last two-three years and we’ve finally got there.

“It’s a great honour for the club, it was our third time in the semi-finals so it was third time lucky for us and we look forward to taking on Merlins Bridge at the Liberty.

“We knew Giants Grave would come at us in the first quarter and they took the lead but they had a little wobble and we took full advantage and we scored some good goals.”

Carew: Tom Davies, Shaun Whitfield, Jack Christopher, Max Brindley, Zak Rowell, Iwan Izzard, Ian Darbyshire, Lloyd Hughes (James Hinchliffe 83), Alex Bayley, Jordan Richards (Tom Grover 86), Sam Christopher.

Subs not used: Ben Evans, Scott Richards, Haydn Shapcott.

Giants Grave: Keiron Hyde, Dan Williams, Simon Hanford, Ross Hobson, Chris Mahoney, Ross Davies (Josh Davies 65), Dean Evans, Luke Pearson, Tim Stephens, Richard Barness (Rob Canny 59), Richard Evans.

Subs not used: Jack Surman, Adam Llewellyn, Anthony Price.

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Osasuna welcomes Haverfordwest County A.F.C.

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THE PRESIDENT of Haverfordwest County AFC, Rob Edwards, visited the Navarrese club to learn more about the work the Club is doing on and off the field

Pamplona (Wednesday, June 19, 2024) – Club Atlético Osasuna welcomed Haverfordwest County A.F.C. president Rob Edwards this morning. During his visit, the president of the Cymru Premier team, the top tier of Welsh football, met with Rojillo president Luis Sabalza to talk about the work Osasuna is doing on and off the field. Later, he visited the Tajonar Sports Complex to learn more about the job done at the academy level. Today’s meeting was the Union of European Clubs Board members’ first meeting.

For the president of the Navarrese club, this type of encounter is essential as it showcases the growth Osasuna is having at a global level. “I think it is crucial because, recently, it seemed as if Osasuna only had relevance in our region and our community. However, Osasuna has gained worldwide notoriety through the Spanish Supercup and the Conference League. It has brought us a ton of joy that many clubs and executives want to come to know Osasuna and the work we do on and off the field and with our academy because it shows that we are not only doing good; we are doing great. Our goal is to make Osasuna known worldwide,” Sabalza said.

Haverfordwest County A.F.C. sees Osasuna as a model club for growth. “We are a small club, and we are looking to grow on and off the pitch, as well as our infrastructure, fan engagement, and community reach. It is always fascinating how bigger clubs can fix these problems… The objectives and solutions are very similar despite the size of the club compared to ours. Many clubs outside the elite European group will have the same challenges. It is great to understand how they overcome them and how they continue to grow and develop,” Edwards mentioned.

It is not only Osasuna’s front office work that caught the attention of the Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman but also the club’s work at the academy level. Edwards visited the Tajonar Sports Complex to learn more about the academy. While in Tajonar, he met with Tajonar director Ángel Alcalde and Tajonar technical director Patxi Puñal, who presented him with ‘Método Tajonar,’ the academy’s work method.

“[Osasuna and Haverfordwest County] share the same ethos of bringing through young players to the first team and giving young players a pathway into a career in football. I think the mindset of a club like Osasuna and what we are trying to achieve in Wales at our club is very similar. It’s been really interesting to come and understand how you work with the local community and how you engage to fill up the stadium and create such an amazing atmosphere,” Edwards highlighted.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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