For those of you not in the know, I captained BU1 last season and am doing so again this time around. Last year was a real learning curve for me and so this year is going to be run better, smoother and taste sweeter than last. I am, with the help of my stallion co-captains Robbie, Felix & Longface, planning on running two teams this year with great cohesion and togetherness. We will train together (monthly) for the large part, and movement between the teams from one Tour to the next will be possible and likely.
In order to do that, we need manpower, and that means the likes of YOU are invited to trial on January 19th & 20th, 12:30 for a prompt start at 13:00, Preston Park. This will be run, depending on numbers, like our normal training sessions will be throughout the season whilst giving us a chance to watch you and see what potential you have. Following this we will have an invite trial on February 2nd/3rd to then select the initial training squad from.
You don’t need to be the finished product – we’ve a great coaching set-up and are keen to use that. So even if you’re new to the sport we want to encourage you to sign up to the trials and give it a go. We are looking for potential talent as much as current talent so please sign up and be there!
We are looking for a good level of commitment this season as this is how we are going to build for the future and have a realistic chance of competing at the top end of nationals for the next few years. We will, therefore, have monthly training sessions (usually Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning with some form of social on the Saturday night) that you will be required to attend (but for a really good excuse). Commitment to tournaments is obviously why you want to play! But we will talk about that after the trial weekends.
If you are planning on attending, or if you cannot but would like to still be considered for the squad this year then fill in the form:
If you come along without having filled in the form then we will encourage people not to throw to you, so please do. It will help us plan, and you’ll only get emailed in the case of cancellation if you’ve told us you want to come!
Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask,
Therapist, Robbie, Felix & Longface