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Warriors ready for retaining North Title

posted 10 May 2013, 06:20 by Aberdeen Warriors   [ updated 10 May 2013, 06:49 ]
Aberdeen Warriors senior team are ready for tomorrows opening fixture against new comers Kinloss Eagles. 

Warriors are set to go and after some good training sessions and the return of many players they are set on retaining the North Scotland League Title. 

"Kinloss Eagles are a new team to the league and we have no idea what to expect, I know some of the lads from the Army who are based up there and they are fit, strong and aggressive players its going to be a hard fought game" says Assistant Coach Darren Singer, 

"We have a strong side going out tomorrow with a few new faces to the squad and promotion for some of the youth lads coming up form the age groups. We have the luxury of the Scotland A players of Aaron Robertson and Stuart Gray in the second row and Ali O'Connor at half back joined by Team Captain Doug Russell stepping into the 5/8ths role, Scotland Student prop Bobby stables back in the front row with Club Captain Liam Reid. Scotland U18 player Carwyn Walker has been working hard over the off-season and has earned the 13 jersey for this weekend.  Craig Hume moves to hooker from half back. in the midfield we are giving young Tommy Morrison a shot at center as he has impress the coaching staff in the weeks leading to the game and he will be partnered with Andy Milburn who returns to the team. The back 3 for this weekend are young but have a bright future, Josh Walker on the wing is partnered with Scotland U18 duo of Jordan Robertson on the wing and Mitchell Scott at full back. The interchanges this week are just as ferocious as those in the starting XIII, Matt McCall, Ross Lumbsden, Andy Little and new comer Jonny Gray take the bench in what will be a hard game. If we play to our strengths and put our patterns together we should be able to give these guys a good go. Its been a while since the boys played a proper game so only time will tell but I have full confidence in the squad chosen for the opening match. We still have some big players away this week with Tom Aplin and Richard Roach still on holiday until next week and Euan Minellas out with Injury. Ex Combined Services player Lance Tallett will be returning next week as he is in Ireland this week for a wedding." expressed head coach Craig Parslow.

The clubs senior section is continuing to grow and the quality of players coming through seems to be giving the boys a boost and confidence in what ever side they are playing in. 2013 looks like it will be exciting and we are really excited to see the three Northern clubs go at it this weekend. 

Warriors Squad 
1. Mitchell Scott (Sponsored by Renaissance Property) 
2. Jordan Robertson
3. Andrew Milburn (Sponsored by Stork)
4. Tommy Morrison
5. Josh Walker
6. Douglas Russell (C)
7. Alisdair O'Connor (Sponsored by Speakerbox PR)
8. Liam Reid
9. Craig Hume
10. Bobby stables
11. Aaron Robertson
12. Stuart Gray
13. Carwyn Walker (Sponsored by Laura A Walker Fitness for Health)
14. Matt McCall
15. Jonny Gray
16. Ross Lumbsden
17. Andy Little

Head Coach. Craig Parslow (sponsored by Speakerbox PR)
Assistant Coach. Darren Singer (Sponsored by Mr Graham Singer)