Coach Pawson previews West Coast clash
“Looking back, last season was not what anyone within the team was hoping for or envisaged before the season started. As a club and coaching staff we knew it was a rebuilding year and we are confident the foundation has been laid to take the team forward this year.
“Since the final whistle in Sheffield last year the committee and coaching staff have been busy putting in place everything that we believe will be necessary for a successful season. Recruitment of experienced players and the addition of some athletic talent in the new rookies has been added and blended with last season’s team. New offensive, defensive and special teams playbooks have been added to give the team a new focus and vision for the season.
“A major change within the club has seen the team move back into South Leeds Stadium, a lot of work has been done by the committee in the off-season. The end result is that the team has a home stadium to match its ambition for the years to come.
“This weekend we welcome to the stadium the West Coast Trojans, led by their head coach Gary McNey. After an impressive season last year they have been rewarded with promotion. The game has the potential to be a classic, and we look forward to meeting them on the field.”
:: This article is an extract from the matchday programme for Sunday’s game. Kick-off 2.30pm at South Leeds Stadium (LS11 5DJ). Entry £5 for adults, free to under-16s if accompanied by a paying adult.