The Olympians return to training this week as they begin to look ahead to the 2018 season.
2017 saw the team bounce back to the BAFA premier south by winning the Division 1 Southern crown.
Head Coach Neil Edwards said,
“After a tough but rewarding season, I’m eager to get the ball rolling again, and begin 2018 season training.”
While he knows stepping up to the premier division will be a challenge, Edwards is hoping a second season under the same coaching team will pay dividends:
“I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this time around, as last season both the offense and defense were learning new systems and getting to know their new coaches. With a season under their belts I’m expecting their progression to be rapid.”
Rookies played a key role in the success of 2017 and now a new class of recruits is expected to be welcomed aboard:
“We are open to all new recruits – rookies and veterans looking to find a new home or to join a team on a mission to return to greatness.”
For Edwards, the excitement of being Head Coach hasn’t worn off:
“I’m just as excited and ready to get to work this season as I was our last, and look forward to welcoming on board some new coaches who will be announced at a later date, and stepping up to some possible international challenges, I feel this is a club moving in the right direction.”
The first training session will be 9:00-11:30 on Sunday 26 November at Fisher FC, Salter Road, SE16 5EF.
The annual 1000 Pounds Club Combine will be from 16:30 on Saturday 9 December at Muscleworks Gym, Bethnal Green.
A second pre-Christmas training session will be held on Sunday 17 December at Fisher FC, 9:00-12:30 (Fisher FC).
Training will resume in the new year on Sunday 14 January (9:00-12:30, Fisher FC).