The Crusaders have kept to the Welsh colours as the home strip is a red shirt with black and white piping and the away shirt is black with yellow. both have the club logo (a Crusader holding a shield with the cross of St David on it) in the centre of the chest with main sponsor Brains Beer on the torso. Kooga the shirt manufacturer features on the right chest and Dekor plc on the left.
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Celtic Crusaders were founded in 2005 and first entered National League Two in 2006. They were promoted to National League One as champions in their second season (2007) after losing in the final eliminator of the 2006 play-offs. The Crusaders play their home games at the Brewery Field in Bridgend, although some games have been played in other parts of South Wales. They are coached by John Dixon and the President is Jonathan Davies. In 2008 Celtic Crusaders signalled their ambition for Super League rugby and were one of 19 clubs to submit an application for a Super League licence. They were accepted and start playing in Super League in 2009. The Crusaders are attracting fans of the now defunct rugby union team Celtic Warriors, who participated in the Celtic League during the 2003-2004 season, this should help to make home games a great occasion.
Much of the first team squad are Welsh-qualified having been recruited from Welsh Conference, Super League and National League clubs. The club also runs an academy side drawn from every club in the Welsh Conference. The academy side are under the name Crusader Colts and currently play their games in the Rugby League Conference Premier. They won their first match convincingly beating Dewsbury Celtic 66-12. This squad was boosted by 8 Australian additions for the Super League in:Ryan O'Hara,Lincoln Withers, Mark Bryant,Adam Peek,Marshall Chalk, Jason Chan, David Tangata-Toa and Terry Martin.