Highland Wildcats defy expectations to reach Britbowl final
A young Highland Wildcats team punched above their weight when they reached the final of youth Britbowl at Stourbridge near Birmingham last weekend.
Head coach Robbie Paulin was proud of his squad who qualified as Scottish champions and fought through two rounds against Chorley Buccaneers and Hertford Cheetahs, only to miss out in the final to a more experience squad from the South-East Conference – the Kent Exiles.
Eight teams from different conferences around the country qualified for the Britbowl finals, where Highland Wildcats are three-time champions.
“There have been changes in age groups nationally over the past few seasons and that transition hit us quite hard,” said Paulin.
“We were one of the few teams competing with a relatively rookie squad but it will stand us in good stead for next year.”
Read more in today's Inverness Courier.