Season 2012/13 preview: North London Raiders A
After some impressive performances in pre-season, the signs look good for L'Orange. Rob Richman shares his plans with Danny Caro over a Bacardi Breezer.
Competitions entered: The Peter Morrison trophy, the Cyril Anekstein Cup and MSFL Premier
Hopes for the season: It is a very exciting year for Raiders. After a lot of thought and careful consideration, we decided that the best chance we had of moving forward as a club would occur if we pooled our resources. This has been planned to occur for a number of years but was hastened by the ‘A’ team’s relegation last year and the eventual rule change banning multi-team clubs playing in the same division. We have high hopes for this season, we have as strong a squad as we have ever had and we all can’t wait to get the season started and see how far we can push ourselves week in week out.
Main challengers: The league looks very evenly matched. Hendon will be the team to beat after last year’s treble success, but I can see the division being very closely fought out by a number of the sides.
New signings: We have integrated six players into the squad, five of those come from the disbanded A-team and one from Lions. We are happy with the state of the squad, but we are still trying to bring in one other to supplement a very strong group of players.
Captain: Rik Sherman will captain the team, that is when he isn’t on the golf course!
Ones to watch: The squad is packed full of match winners and talented individuals. Jamie Wolfson and David Dinkin have had a very good pre-season and should hopefully form a very good partnership up front.
Sponsor: Gee Lawson will be sponsoring us this season