North Devon Raiders Rugby League Club completed their first season when they held their annual meeting at the Old Barn Inn, Bickington. Despite a disappointing record of just one win those present were optimistic for the future. With promised assistance f

North Devon Raiders Rugby League Club completed their first season when they held their annual meeting at the Old Barn Inn, Bickington.

Despite a disappointing record of just one win those present were optimistic for the future.

With promised assistance from the Rugby Football League, Raiders looking forward to an improved season in 2011.

A new management committee of Sam Woolacott (chairman), Ross Goodwin (secretary) and Nigel East (treasurer) was elected to work alongside returning head coach Ben Parry.

Outgoing Chairman David Lugger thanked all who had helped the club in its inaugural year, especially Barnstaple RFC whose help and provision of facilities had been invaluable.

A lack of depth on the playing side saw the Raiders, with an average age of 20, struggle to match their more experienced opponents.

The Raiders also missed out financially with only two of their scheduled five home games being staged at Pottington Road. South Somerset Warriors and Plymouth Titans both failed to turn up and the game against the Somerset Warriors was switched to North Petherton as a curtain raiser for the England Wales Home Nations match in July.

The RFL is set to expand on its schools programme in the South West by adding North Devon to Plymouth and South Devon who launched this summer at Year 8 and 9

Raiders training will begin in early April at Barnstaple RFC, who, have against offered their facilities.