Guernsey Raiders 2016/17 Season Review

July 2017

“Guernsey Raiders are delighted to have Babbé as their principal sponsor. Babbé’s support for rugby in the island is quite staggering and they sponsor and assist us at all levels, from the junior academy right through to the senior teams. Without their support we simply would not be able to do what we do and experience the successes that we have. In addition to their financial support it’s also really pleasing for us to see many of their staff and clients at our games. We are very grateful to Babbé for their support and look forward to working with them for a long time to come.”Chris Gnapp, Guernsey Rugby Club

The 2016/17 rugby season saw the Guernsey Raiders 1st team have their highest ever finish in the RFU league system. The Raiders finished in 5th place in the National 3 London & South East league, a league which is four levels off the Premiership. This season saw some fresh, young talent emerging to join our experienced heads, setting us up for an exciting season ahead.

Our Guernsey Raiders Ladies also had their highest ever finish as they became league champions of National Conference South East South 1. This has earned them a promotion to the league for the upcoming season. Their season was topped off by their biggest ever winning margin against Jersey to retain the Ladies Siam Cup for the sixth successive year.

The Guernsey Raiders Academy continues to provide quality rugby coaching in a safe and enjoyable environment and now has over 370 children taking part each week, aged from 4 to 18 year olds. The children have all gained experience through matches and trainings both on and off the island.

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