Published: 16/11/2012 11:09 - Updated: 16/11/2012 11:21

Touchdown in Moray for American football

Written byBy Craig Christie

THE sport of American football is set to ‘touchdown’ in Moray for the very first time.

Highland Wildcats’ gridiron team, which covers the whole of the North of Scotland, is moving its home base from Inverness to Elgin next year.

Wildcats' head coach Dave Ronald.
Wildcats' head coach Dave Ronald.

The Wildcats are looking to regain entry to the British American Football Association league after being withdrawn by former head coach Brian Macrae earlier this year.

Dave Ronald (26) took over the role and immediately identified a strong interest in the sport within Moray, prompting the decision to shift east from the club’s Highland base.

“Every year we get a fair amount of interest from the Moray area, so it is something we have looked at in some depth,” Ronald said. “I myself have travelled to Inverness every week for the past 11 years to play the sport.

“Right now we are currently looking for our new home. We are trying to source available fields and facilities in the area so we are ready to start at the turn of the year.

“We believe that this will not only be a team to represent Moray but the North of Scotland.”

He said the protracted move to Elgin would help the Wildcats to broaden their recruitment area and try to bring new life to the club.

See Northern Scot for full story.
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