LISTEN: Raiders co-chair Andrea Harris on a bright future after a 'really difficult' year

GUERNSEY RUGBY CLUB co-chair Andrea Harris has backed Raiders to make a success of their second National Two adventure.

Guernsey Raiders Rugby Club co-chair Andrea Harris as a guest on the Guernsey Press Sports Podcast. (29370570)
Guernsey Raiders Rugby Club co-chair Andrea Harris as a guest on the Guernsey Press Sports Podcast. (29370570)

Having endured more than a year without league action, Jordan Reynolds’ side have plenty to look forward to in the 2021-22 season – Covid permitting – including three Siam Cup matches as well as their second foray into the fourth level of the RFU ladder and, speaking on the Guernsey Press Sports Podcast, Harris believes the form the side showed in gaining immediate promotion from London & South-East Premier holds great promise moving forward.

‘There’s just so much more depth this time around, and that’s no disrespect to the guys that were around a few years ago, it’s just a result of the more cohesive approach – we have a wider talent pool to choose from,’ she said.

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‘I also think that now we’ve been there, we know what’s expected, the boys know they’ve got to do that extra work in the gym and they’ve got to push that little bit harder.

‘And I think that the way the league finished last time, Guernsey and the other [promoted] team were poles apart from the other teams and hopefully that puts us in good stead to get up there, consolidate and hold our place in that league.’

In a wide ranging interview, Harris also discussed the difficulties the pandemic has caused the club.

‘With the fact that we haven’t been operating, a lot of the costs aren’t there, but we have not got that extra revenue coming in either.

‘It has been really difficult and I think it will continue to be difficult for at least another year or so,’ she said.

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