It’s been announced by various League One clubs, notably Doncaster and Cornwall, that West Wales Raiders will not participate in the upcoming 2023 Betfred League One campaign and now another team’s chairman has made comment.
Hunslet also play in League One and have echoed the same statement that both Doncaster and Cornwall shared which is reported here, but their chairman has also made a comment on the ceased participation of West Wales.
West Wales Raiders finished bottom of League One last year and have managed just two wins from 86 during their time in the division after joining in 2018 and with the announcement today that League One will become a 10-team division it’s uncertain what will happen to Raiders.
Hunslet Chairman Kenny Sykes has responded to this morning’s news that West Wales Raiders have ceased participation in League One with immediate effect.https://t.co/6n1qvYif5e
— Hunslet RLFC (@HunsletRLFC) December 22, 2022
Hunslet Chairman Kenny Sykes has made the following comments.
“Obviously this is sad news. My first thoughts are with the players, staff, supporters and the Board of West Wales. I have had first-hand experience of a club closing down and it is an upsetting time for all concerned.
“It is fair to say West Wales have struggled on the field for a number of years and that makes it difficult to build a supporter base. However, that does not detract from the hard work the people involved at the Club have put in season after season. We wish them all well for the future.
“This means two less games for Hunslet next season and we will assess what this means from a playing and financial perspective over the next week. We will issue an update early in the new year”.