Wildcats Geared up for Boston!
This weekend 10 Wildcat players are selected to play for the OAFL Awfuls in a tournament in Boston.
As the OAFL regular footy season goes on hold this weekend for Canada's long weekend, the May 24, a group of OAFL bandits entitled the OAFL Awfuls are set to hit the road down to Boston, Massachusetts, to take part in a 2 matches on Saturday May 22nd against the US sides the Boston Demons and the Baltimore Eagles.
After a freak occurence when Wildcat player Daniel Crouch met the Boston Demons coach in New York in January, the event kind of steam rolled from there after Crouch put Wildcats President , Tim Wilson, in touch with the Demons.
"It began as a "maybe" event in that we would be purely taking the Wildcat team down for an exhibition game pre season. With the OAFL schedule beginning so early it became a null event, but the suggestion came up as to head down on the May 24 weekend. From there it all just spliced together consisting of designing and ordering jumpers for the event, arranging players from all teams within the OAFL to partake, booking hotels, organising flights for some players wanting to fly, trophies, beer mugs etc Aswell as all that we now have a trainer, umpires and a team photographer all joining the crew. With only a few days to go, I know the boys heading down are pumped for the trip!" spoke Tim Wilson earlier today. The jumper design (seen above) signifies both nationalities, with the maple leaf and the Southern Cross both represented on the guernsey.
A majority of the boys will head down on Friday afternoon/night for a jumper presentation at a local pub and the 2 matches will be played on the Saturday before a function involving all teams to be held on Saturday night.
10 Wildcats players will partake in the trip: Tim Wilson (Coach), Justin Johns, Daniel Crouch, Aaron Mathews, Jeremy Hillis, Brett Hill, Darren Stepien, Luke Lombardini, Charles Thompson and Justin Settle. The Wildcats wish them all the best and hope they have a safe trip!! For the gambling amongst us, be sure to check in at you local TAB. Jeremy Hillis is paying $3.14 to be arrested first and is a sure bet. ;-)