Keeping it in the Clan

Wildcats players are seeing success on the field with Scotland’s most winning University side.

“The University of Stirling has a long and proud tradition of welcoming student athletes from the Highland Wildcats, ” said Rob Orr, Head coach of the University of Stirling Clansmen.

Mats Kraft“Starting all the way back in 2008 with Mats Kraft up to the present time, with Craig Findlay, Jamie Anderson and of course Kenny Mackay, who represented both of our organisations on the 2012 FBU Europe team, we are grateful for the legacy provided to our championship winning programme by Robbie Paulin and his entire team.” Orr Continued.

The Stirling Clansmen are currently sitting on 2 wins and no losses.  Both wins saw them rack up more than 70 points against their opponents and not letting in a single point.  Out of the Wildcats players on the Stirling roster this season, Craig Findlay has seen the most action so far.  In his second year with the Clansmen he’s picked up numerous tackles and one sack in the opening games of the season.  Jamie Anderson, a current Wildcats player, saw some action on the field last weekend against the Paisley Pyro’s with veteran Kenny Mackay currently unable to play due to injury.

Highland Wildcats Youth Development Officer, Robbie Paulin commented, “It’s great to see our guys go on to be part of a great set up like Stirling University.  Not only continuing to play American football but at the same time getting their education.  Coach Rob Orr has established a great programme with results that speak for themselves but also what many probably won’t realise is the work that goes on behind the scenes and the team ethos that he has developed!”

In finishing, Coach Rob Orr said, “We look forward to continuing our academic pathway for all student athletes from Inverness into 2014 and beyond.”

(Feature Photo by Jimmy Thomson)

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