Longhorns aim to build on success

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LANARKSHIRE Longhorns junior American football team are getting ready for the 2013 season, looking to build on last year’s success.

Having claimed their first UK North Division title, the Longhorns are looking to add to their squad ahead of the new campaign.

They have been Scotland’s only team at junior level in the British American Football National League for the past three seasons, but are hopeful they will be joined in the North Division by teams from Edinburgh and Inverness this year.

So in order to keep their Scottish number one status, they are on the look out for new talent from around west/central Scotland to join the growing number of young players getting involved in the sport.

Last season the Longhorns progressed to the national semi-finals, losing out eventually to fierce rivals Lancashire Wolverines Colts at Hamilton Rugby Club. Their aim this time is to be the first Scottish side to progress to a junior final for eight year.

Players need to be aged 16–18 at January 1. No experience is necessary as full coaching will be provided.

Anyone interested in trying out the sport is encouraged to go along to a Longhorns practice session.

The team would also be keen to hear from anyone interested in helping in a support role. Further details can be found on Facebook page Lanarkshire Longhorns AFC or visit the team website, www.lanarkshirelonghorns.com.