In what is certain to be a giant leap for both the club and the British game itself, the Hertfordshire Cheetahs have announced their partnership with Canadian College Football team the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.
Having such a prestigious club involved is bound to help to Cheetahs immensely, with the Golden Hawks having won the Yates Cup (their conference trophy) eight times, and the Vanier Cup (Canadian College football’s highest honour) twice.
Per hertfordshirecheetahs.com, the partnership was brought about through the Cheetahs’ former CFL player Conrad Elliot, and will be initially player focussed. Golden Hawks Head Coach Michael Faulds will be pointing his former members towards the Cheetahs and who will in turn be sending tape to the University of some of their talented young ‘ballers.
This could be the spark needed to hurtle the Cheetahs into the national limelight. More exciting for the British game though, is this opportunity for young players to progress to the next level. Look out for Junior standouts such as All-DC Under 19s nominees James Abegglen and Jack Stodel to potentially be huge beneficiaries of this move.