OA Gladiators Team Photo 2017-18
OA Gladiators Officials
|Team Captain||Rob Fenton||[email protected]|
|Vice Captain||Steve Maishman|
Team Update 2017-18
The Gladiators team is the first step into men’s rugby for most of our Colts players and an opportunity for experienced rugby players to play a mentoring role and together enjoy a competitive and high speed style of rugby.
The 2016/17 season was a tough one, we simply weren’t consistent or committed enough for the first half of the season deciding to drop to Herts & Middlesex Merit Table 4.
It’s the league we were promoted from in 2015/16 so I’m confident that with our new core of committed talent, leaders across the park and a positive attitude we’ll bounce back stronger and enjoy the taste of victories and post-match beer together too. Merit Table 4 will not be easy with local home and away derbies against Verulamiam and St Albans 2nd teams as well as renewing old rivalries with the likes of Barnet, Stevenage and Letchworth.
I am delighted to say that our squad train twice weekly with high attendance, team spirit and work rate and with Trevor and Ash leading our coaching, we build week-on-week. We’ve also welcomed many new and returning players to OAs in pre-season, so there is competition for starting places which get the best out of all players. A strong start on our mission to build a courageous and winning Gladiators squad.