Last Sunday, whilst the junior Wildcats were playing the Clackmannashire Ravens, the youth development squad met up with the East Kilbride Pirates.
Two games were played at Alva Academy with the Wildcats development squad enjoying their first taste of competition, winning the first game, against rookie players from the Pirates, 46-14, with a good display by both offense and defense. The second game was a lot closer with East Kilbride taking a 14-0 lead, but the development Wildcats rallied to tie the game 14-14.
Wildcats Head of Development, Martin Macpherson, was pleased with the days events. “It was good to see that the development guys were able to react well to a competitive game situation and apply what they have learned in training. This experience will help them improve as they try to break into the main squad.”
Head Coach of the Highland Wildcats, Robbie Paulin, added, “This was the first time we have ran two Wildcats squads in different locations on the same day and it worked really well. While trying to focus on the junior game, I was still glued to my phone waiting to see how the development players were getting on! I’m really pleased how they performed and feel that this development game was really worth while. Thanks to Amanda MacDonald and the other Pirates staff and players for taking the time to come through and give our guys more competition.”