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Pembroke go through to Duggie Morris semis

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PEMBROKE booked their place in the semi-finals of the Duggie Morris Cup on Tuesday night (Jun 7) as they beat St Ishmaels by 21 runs.

Tish won the toss and chose to field and Pembroke made a good total of 168-5 from their 20 overs.

Jack Harries and Jonathan Rogers shared 52 runs for the first wicket but Lewis Rhead made the breakthrough for Tish as he bowled Rogers on a score of 13.

Harries and Luke Butler shared another 46 runs for the second wicket as Harries reached his half century.

He hit eight fours and two sixes in his score of 59 from 45 balls but he was then caught by Huw Scriven off the bowling of Andrew Pawlett.

Butler and Alan Webster continued to put runs on the board as they added another 43 for the third wicket.

Butler hit three fours and a six in his score of 37 from 29 balls but was then trapped leg before by Andrew Williams.

Andrew Price fell soon after to Phil Llewellyn and Steve Durston was run out as Pembroke’s innings faded a little.

Webster, though, finished unbeaten on 36 from 25 balls with three fours and two sixes to help Pembroke to their total.

Tish knew they would need a good start and that’s exactly what they got as Jonathan Pawlett and Phil Llewellyn shared 62 runs for the first wicket.

However, when Steve Durston had Pawlett caught by Luke Butler on a score of 26, that sparked a mini collapse as Tish soon found themselves on 73-4.

Sam Davies had Brennan Devonald stumped by Butler before Durston got two more wickets as he trapped Karl Rhead leg before for a second-ball duck and also bowled Andrew Pawlett.

Llewellyn and Peter Bradshaw looked to steady the ship and they shared 39 runs for the fifth wicket to keep their side in with a shout.

Llewellyn had hit eight fours and two sixes in his score of 61 from 42 balls but he was caught by Jonathan Rogers off the bowling of Durston.

Durston then claimed his fifth wicket as he had Richard Brock caught by Jack Harries and he went on to finish with excellent figures of 5-24.

Bradshaw and Andrew Williams added 27 runs for the seventh wicket but that partnership was ended by Alan Webster who had Williams caught and bowled on 13.

Bradshaw had hit two fours and a six in his score of 24 but he was then bowled by Webster as Tish’s hopes of victory began to fade.

They could only reach 147-8 to give Pembroke victory.

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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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