Team profile – Wolverhampton Wolverines
It’s been a bit quiet on the website front lately, on account of Easter, and the committee’s need to recover from the Haggis cup. But, today we continue our series of team profiles to look at the Wolverhampton Wolverines.
The Wolves were formed in 2009 by current president (and GB Swans coach) Ian Mitchell, and became a fully-fledged AFLCNE side in 2011. Although they haven’t yet made it to the Grand Final, the Wolves have an enviable player pedigree, having seen representatives go on to play for England, GB, the European Legion and the West Midland Tigers.
Last year, saw the Wolves make a promising early charge, keeping pace with eventual finalists the Mozzies and Scorps for much of the season. Although performances tapered towards the latter half, the Wolves stayed with the leading pack, easily making the finals, and losing in a spirited performance to Nottingham Scorpions.
This year, the Wolves have their eyes on going further. A strong pre-season performance at the Haggis Cup saw them conquer the best Scotland had to throw at them, losing out in the final to AFL London side Wandsworth Demons, and this performance will do nothing but boost their confidence in reaching the big dance for the first time in their history.
With a family-orientated nature, and their recent efforts to start a second team in Coventry, the Wolves are looking firmly towards the future, and are keen to grow footy around the Midlands. If you’d like to find out more, you can find them on the web, Facebook and Twitter.
You can next catch the Wolves in action this Sunday, when they run out against Sheffield Thunder in Nottingham.