Blackburn Falcons – Vs Widnes Wildcats (Preseason Match 1)

My Debut Once upon a time Widnes and Blackburn were the same team. This was the team I left. Then they split and began to get more professional and started to draft players in from the professional, minors and foriegn pools. Despite most of the original players moving on, there is still a fierce rivalry between the two teams. What better a match then to … Continue reading Blackburn Falcons – Vs Widnes Wildcats (Preseason Match 1)

Week 7 – The Week I joined the Team

Despite this being the beer league a lot of people on the team take there fitness seriously, or, like me, they are fighting age and trying to return to a time when they were at the peak of their physical condition. It is in this endeavour that the drop a stone in a month challenge started. Two players challenged each other to lose a stone. … Continue reading Week 7 – The Week I joined the Team

Week 6 – Legs and Glide

“They hone their skills by playing each other, Saturday after Saturday for as long as anyone can remember.” Mystery Alaska The preseason matches are booked and everybody is itching for more ice time. This week there are more Falcon players on the Aardvarx than usual which is good because it raises the bar for Varx players. When I train I got into the habit of … Continue reading Week 6 – Legs and Glide

Week 3 – Getting Game Ready

The festive period is over and it’s time to get down to work. Both Varx and Falcons are pre season so we are preparing hard to form the teams and plays for the matches. Since New Year the Varx training has been working on setting up plays, breakouts and positions within the offensive zone. The drills have required a bit more thought and timing to … Continue reading Week 3 – Getting Game Ready