Crusaders beat 2011 season ticket sales

North Wales Crusaders have announced they’ve sold more season tickets for the 2012 Cooperative Championship 1 campaign than the old Crusaders side did for Super League last year.

Despite the new club being formed two divisions below Super League, they’ve already reached 421 seat sales in contrast with the Super League club who reached 408 for the 2011 campaign. Clive Griffiths’ side will be pushing for the best attendance average in the division while other clubs in Championship 1 will also benefit thanks to the high amount of away support that North Wales Crusaders are likely to take.

Club Chief Executive Jamie Thomas said “I’m delighted we’ve broken this milestone, but I’m not surprised. I think we’ve been completely vindicated in our belief that there’s a bright future for Rugby League in North Wales. After the demise of the Super League club last year, there were plenty of doubters when we said we wanted to keep a club alive, but the support of the fans has grown in the face of that adversity.

“We know there’s a very long road ahead but we’re delighted in the way we’ve started our season, both on and off the field. I know pre-season isn’t always the best judge of performance when the League campaign kicks off, but three wins out of three in our pre-season friendlies is not to be sniffed at. Clive is building a great team on the pitch and we’re working hard to complement that off the pitch. I’m especially pleased for the new squad of players who have been fantastic with their attitude and application, they’ve been overwhelmed by the support they’ve received at the Racecourse and on the road and we can only hope that will grow.”

North Wales Crusaders’ season tickets can be bought online at http://www.crusadersrfl.com/page.php?id=309 and at the Glyndwr University Sports Centre reception from Monday to Friday 7.30am to 10.00pm and Saturday to Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm.

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