It’s only a couple of days until the opening home game of the season and there is a buzz about Edinburgh with everyone looking forward to the new home venue and seeing what the Wolves will look like for the new season. We spent some time speaking with Don Edmonston, Head Coach, to hear his thoughts on the off season, the success of the Women’s team and what we can expect from the West Coast Trojans.
Welcome to the Edinburgh Wolves new home venue Meggetland Sports Pavilion and what a fantastic venue it is…. Many thanks to Cathy Findlay at Edinburgh Leisure for bending over backwards to accommodate us…
2015 was a great year for the organisation, but it ended the same way as did 2014..Wolves losing in a national final for the 2nd year running and as disappointing as that was we must take heart at the strides the club has made since 2006 and be proud.
Before I start on the Senior teams season I just want to say huge congratulations to Coach Mark Bramwell and his players and staff at the Women’s team who have just been crowned BAFA Division 2Northern Conference Champions of the Sapphire series by beating the heavily fancied Teesside Steelers 26-7 in Chester and congratulations to Defensive Lineman Rachel Moody who was voted MVP.
Today is the first home game of the 2016 season, with a licensed bar, BBQ, music and merchandise we hope that everyone enjoys the new venue and we build a great atmosphere for the visit of the West Coast Trojans.
West Coach Trojans are a good team who have been to finals in the past and are rebuilding and have themselves secured a great new venue for 2016.
Your captains for 2016 are #5 QB Jamie Morrison, #67 OL Ali Ritchie, #33 LB Ross Young and #66 DL Jon Young. All 4 have worked hard in the off season and lead by example showing the coaching staff that they deserve their captaincies.
Last season the Wolves scored 452 points en route to the final averaging 37.66 points per game, while the defence were ranked #1 in the UK keeping opposition teams to a measly 116 points conceded with 5 shutouts and averaging 8.9 points per game.
The Wolves are notoriously poor starters, so this year we are hoping to come out the gates flying after a successful pre-season scrimmage against EK Pirates and a 52-2 win against Newcastle Vikings I think we are ready and our goal once again, is to get to the final, we can only win it if we’re in it.