31st of July. That’s the date for the return of gridiron to the current state champions, the Perth Blitz. Never in the club’s history has there been something to fight to retain, only to try and achieve. Now, the pressure is on to not only win again but to do it against a rising skill level within the league on the back of the recent national championship win of the WA Raiders at the 2012 Australian Gridiron League.
Never a team to back away from a challenge, the Blitz supplied almost 25% of that championship winning side. The majority of which sat within the ranks of the offensive line, at times four at of the five positions filled by white helmets. With all the enthusiasm from the win and skills learnt in that campaign, it will be a race to see who can translate the skills learnt during that campaign back to their club.
This season will also see the beginning of the future, with the Blitz juniors preparing to take the field. For both seniors and juniors, preseason will represent the start of the skills work to add to their off-season training which many should have already been doing.
So, if you’re interested in playing for the Blitz, already a player or just an interested party, the club starts it’s title defence on the 31st of July, attendance details are at the end of this post. If you’d like to register your interest before preseason starts, please head over to the seniors and juniors pages to enter your details.
7:00pm at George Burnett Oval, Karawara.