Tony Rea to host Welsh coaching

London Broncos Rugby League Club and Aberavon Rugby Union Club will host a coaching clinic and media day ahead of London's game on the road against Widnes Vikings.

The Coaching Clinic will be conducted at Aberavon Rugby Union Club from 4pm on Wednesday 28th May.

London Broncos head coach Tony Rea will be joined by other leading development coaches in hosting the clinic. The day will have an emphasis on modern day rugby league techniques and their application to and impact on coaching of rugby union.

The day will end with a 'question & answer' session with Tony, Broncos' Chief Executive Nic Cartwright and Chris O' Callaghan, Coach of Aberavon Rugby Union Club. All the stars of Welsh Rugby League past and present have been invited, and the new Rugby League Conference Clubs will also be in attendance.

O' Callaghan said: "This is a great initiative. As well as staging a top-flight event, the Broncos are also putting something into the community and trying to make a real contribution to the game here.

I am sure that after this clinic, and then after the Broncos Super League event, rugby league will be improved for the experience."

I encourage anyone in Wales who is interested in either code, to come along and give this event your support."

Also on the agenda will be the Tetley's Super League event (London v Widnes) to be played at Aberavon on Sunday 8th June.

Coaching Clinic/Media Day Itinerary:

4pm Tony Rea and development coaches to coach junior school players 6pm Tony Rea to give clinic to Welsh League and Union coaches - "Tackling defence in both codes" 7pm Q&A Session - Rugby League in Wales

Please confirm your attendance by contacting London Broncos Coaching Development Manager Phil Jones on 07813 360 796 or by email [email protected]

* Discounted tickets can be bought in advance for London Broncos v Widnes Vikings at Aberavon (3pm Sunday June 8) - 0871 222 1657.

* London Broncos have also released the Capital Convoy ticket package, which includes return coach travel and a pre-match BBQ - this ticket starts at just ?25 for adults and ?15 children. Call the above number or book online at

* London has also announced that the Junior Academy fixture will kick off at 1pm (London v Widnes) as a curtain raiser to the main game on June 8th.