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Exiles travel North to take on Edinburgh Wolves

The Kent Exiles round out their pre-season games in Scotland

10-03-2008

The Wolves will host the Exiles

The Kent Exiles will play a friendly against Division Two side Edinburgh Wolves on Saturday, March 15 at the Jack Kane Centre, Edinburgh. Kick-off is 1pm. Admission is free.

The Exiles have a history of traveling distances for pre-season encounters, having previously played in Austria and Ireland, and the club view it as an important part of their seasons preparations. Head Coach Norman Navarro said “We have been using the preseason not only to get the players on the same page in terms of football but also to bond as a family,” he says. “And playing the Wolves for our final preseason game allows us to continue to do just that, it is amazing how a weekend away in a foreign city can bond a team. My thanks go to all at the Wolves for agreeing to host us for the weekend”.

The Edinburgh Wolves in Action (Pic: Wolves Website)

The Exiles go into the game with confidence following a good showing in their previous pre-season activities, but the focus of the game will be on embedding their new schemes and players in a game situation. Coach Scott Rowe commented “Game situations are very different to practice and controlled scrimmages, this game will serve us well in ensuring our timings and understanding are all in the same place, and in making sure all of our new players get significant playing time to showcase themselves”.

Both Coaches are looking forward to seeing what some of their new players can do, but one of the Exiles new players is particularly looking forward to showing what he can do. “I can’t wait for the game” said linebacker Kirk ‘the Widget’ Beacham, “it’s my first for the Exiles, and I’m ready to show what I can do for them. I aim to make that starting spot my own by the start of the season, and this is my chance to prove it should be”.

For the Wolves, Head Coach Don Edmonston commented “The Wolves go into this game with a squad full of rookies but are ready to step up to the task of playing at this higher level. It will be no easy task, as the Exiles are well-drilled, disciplined, and out to impress their new coaches. Our thanks go out to the Exiles and Coach Navarro, for making this trip. We look forward to banging heads on the park and then raising a glass or two afterwards.”

Full details of the Exiles season can be found at www.kentexiles.co.uk and anyone interested in joining the club in any capacity can contact them via contactus@kentexiles.co.uk

 

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