Rookies Training under the Floodlights: Image credit goes to UEL American Football Facebook Page

Having finished third in their second full season, the UEL Titans are aiming for their 2A South East division championship, and they are looking to do it under a brand-new name.

The UEL Titans have now transitioned into the UEL Phoenix ahead of the upcoming season after months of discussion. With a brand new name, the Phoenix aim to win their first ever title with a brand new set of players after the departures of key players from last season.

Looking Ahead

The season looks promising ahead of early preseason training according to team President Louis Oswald, “We’ve so far recruited a lot of new players and at the moment they all seem keen.”

Although many players have left, the Phoenix did hang on to some players as well as recruiting many more. “We lost some players but we have 24 returning players and already a class of around 30 rookies.”

The atmosphere within the team is high as they look to build on the success they had last year. Having won 3 out of 6 games last season and finishing 3rd, the aim for this season is to bring a championship home.

Rookie Expectations

When asked about their expectations for this season as well as the addition of the new rookies, Louis Oswald said “This year’s rookie class looks the strongest ever, this will actually be our third year in the BUCs and potentially if the right guys stick around we could win the division.”

However, it will be a long and gruesome season for the Phoenix as they prepare for their first game of the season against Anglia Ruskin University, a team they defeated 19-3 last season.