2017 Captaincy unveiled
Sussex Merlins have announced their open age and club captain for the 2017 season.
We would like to welcome Tom Emson, Tom joined the club at the beginning of the 2016 season, which saw him fit straight in with his aggressive style of play and his love for a chat to the referee,
Tom brings a wealth of experience with him having played Rugby league for Bradford University in 2010 which saw him captain the club in 2012 and 2013 along with playing for local amateur teams in Bradford
Head coach Kieran Robertson said “ Tom was the perfect candidate for captain having stepped in as captain late in 2016 season and with the momentum we had we knew we had to carry this on into 2017, Tom brings with him the ability to bring a team together and players engage with him which is something we haven’t had before is a solid captain”
when asked about the captaincy Tom Emson added “ I was excited when asked to be the captain, I’d love to be more involved with the club and carry on our success from last season, I’m really looking forward to getting the season underway now, and with a bunch of great lads also”
The Sussex Merlins see 2017 as the earliest they have started pre season off the back of a successful 2016 season which saw them finish second in the league and narrowly missing out of a final play-off position.
They have various pre-season games booked in with one being against their partnership club Brighton university on the 20th Jan @ Hove rfc with more games booked in march details to be confirmed.
Updated 20:19 - 5 Jan 2017 by Kieran Robertson