Cardiff Grange Harlequins affiliated to SRtRC Wales, December 15th 2010
Cardiff Grange Harlequins have officially affiliated themselves to our Welsh Campaign
More about this event...
The 'Quins' were formed in 1935, and came to prominence in the early 1990's becoming the first Cardiff club to progress from 'parks' football into the Welsh League, through the FAW Pyramid system. Playing their football at Cardiff Athletic Stadium in Leckwith, the Quins won the Welsh League Challenge Cup in 1995, were first promoted to Division One in 1996, and returned in 2002 determined to make a big impact.
For season 10/11 the club looks forward to a swift return to Division 2, with much of the playing staff resigning and committing to the club. The management structure sees vastly experienced Mike Wadden drafted in as manager to work on returning the club to past glories. Mike brings with him experienced coach Nick Yates while Ishy Akhtar is retained as assistant manager. The committee is sure the foundations are in place for the management team to build a successful side, playing a brand of football the club and its opponents have become accustomed to see. With a steely backroom staff and a determined committee the sole aim are to take the club forward.
The committee continues with its aim of developing a football club which evolves into a community club to which everyone can relate. Most importantly 95% of the first team lives locally, while the youthfully assembled squad of current players and new signings will no doubt push the club in the right direction for many years. Along with the Welsh League side the club also runs a reserve team in the Cardiff and District Reserve League and numerous junior teams.
SRtRC are working with the club on highlightingthe work they are doing towards anti racism and promoting a club thats values are to provide the opportunity for people of all ages, ability and ethnicity to participate in safely organised football.
The Quins wear SRtRC T-shirts prior to every game during their warm up.
We are working with the club on a grass roots level with their junior section and through our social inclusion programs sign posting young people to the club.
Visit the club website HERE