Jack Roberts is Premiership Player for April
By Bryan Weaver | 25/05/2013
Drovers’ centre Jack Roberts has been selected as the WRU Premiership Player for April.
21-year-old, Bangor-born, Jack joined the Drovers at the start of the 2011/12 season. He has made close on 50 appearances for Llandovery and scored 16 tries – an average of one every 3 games.
Jack is the FIFTH Church Bank team member to be named Premiership Player of the Month during this season, following Rhodri Williams in September, Shaun Miles in October, Matthew Jacobs in January and Kieran Murphy in March.
Our picture shows Jack scoring against Bedwas during April.
The Pwllheli RFC website says the following:
“The club are delighted to add to the congratulations being offered to Jack Roberts as it was announced that he is the Principality Premiership Player for April. Jack played all his rugby at Pwllheli before joining Llandovery at the age of sixteen. There he was joined by Welsh internationals George North and prop Rhodri Jones. George played much of his rugby at Bodegroes and Rhodri played all his youth rugby here at Pwllheli.
Jack has had an excellent season for Llandovery who have just had their most successful season ever. Jack scored eight tries with four of them coming in April.
Proud father Mark is Youth and Under 16s coach at Pwllheli. Both father and son hoped that Jack would be offered a contract in Wales but it was the ever improving Rotherham RFC who offered Jack the opportunity of a professional contract in the English Championship. The club are very proud of this young man's progress and wish him the very best for the future.”
The Rotherham RFC website announced this week that Jack will be joining their squad for the 2013/14 Championship season.
Bids invited for Auction items
There has been a wonderful response to the appeal for items for auction in support of Tom Walker at the dinner on 15 Dec. We are now inviting pre-auction bids which will be fed into the auction proces
Swansea 14 -18 Llandovery
The Drovers completed the double over much improved Swansea with this narrow and far from comfortable win.
Tom Walker fund raising update
We are very grateful for this message sent to Drovers President Handel Davies, from Richard John organiser of the 67 mile walk last Friday.
Pictures added from Swansea game
Pictures have been added to the website from the Swansea Premiership game on 2 December, courtesy of Riley Sports Photography.
Llandovery team v Swansea
The Llandovery team for Saturday’s Away Premiership game v Swansea, kickoff 12 noon.