North Wales Crusaders have launched a review into the behaviour of fans at the Round 3 Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Featherstone Rovers.
Repeated announcements were made during the fixture, to remind fans that foul language will not be tolerated, but despite this standards slipped below what is to be expected at certain points during the game.
Chief Executive Jamie Thomas commented “All clubs need to be aware of the standards we expect here in North Wales. We firmly believe Rugby League is a family game and there is absolutely no place for foul or abusive language in our stadium.”
“We work incredibly hard to encourage familes and young children to experience what a great game Rugby League is and I will not, under any circumstances accept any drop in that standard. Our position is quite clear, if you are visiting the Racecourse and you can’t behave, stay away. We will be reviewing the game tomorrow and submitting our own report to the RFL.”
“I would also like to add that option of opening a seperate away stand was raised with the Glyndwr University Racecourse, but after review from their Safety team it was deemed not neccesary. To be clear, North Wales Crusaders did not dictate a second stand should not be opened.”
“The results of our review will be followed up on our website for fans further information.”