RL player wins Commonwealth gold

Rugby League may not yet be a discipline in the Commonwealth Games but that hasn’t stopped North East Worcestershire Ravens player Stevan Walton striking gold twice for England this week in the shooting events in Delhi.

Redditch based Walton who played in the Rugby League Conference Midlands Division last season won a gold medal for England in the men’s double trap pairs event before following this up with another gold in the men’s double trap individual event.

North East Worcestershire Ravens Chairperson, David Parsons said: “We are obviously very proud of Stevan.

“He represented the Ravens at Centre last season in the Midlands Division but wasn’t able to play every week because of his shooting commitments as he prepared for the Commonwealth Games.

“He’s done fantastically well and we look forward to congratulating him when he returns.”

Stevan Walton and Steven Scott scored 189 points to beat Indian pair Ronjan Sodhi and Asher Noria to win gold for England in the men’s double trap individual shooting event at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi on Wednesday.

Walton then picked up a second Commonwealth Games gold medal on Thursday after triumphing in the men’s double trap individual shooting event at the same venue in Delhi.

His Rugby League club, North East Worcestershire Ravens were founded in 2005 as the Redditch Ravens and originally played at Studley FC on the outskirts of Redditch.

The club decided to change the name to North East Worcestershire Ravens Rugby League in 2010 to better reflect the area they wanted to represent and now play at Finstall Park which is also the home of Bromsgrove R.F.C.

For more details about the Ravens visit their website www.newravensrl.co.uk

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