London Blitz chairman sets his sights on winning British championship
PUBLISHED: 11:50 14 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:50 14 April 2016
New chairman Henry Charlton-Weedy says he will settle for nothing less than a league title as London Blitz gear up for the new season.
The Finsbury Park club, who kick off at home to Farnham Knights on Sunday (3pm), finished as runners-up to London Warriors in last year’s BritBowl for the third time in a row.
And Charlton-Weedy, who has succeeded the retiring Ed Morgan as chairman, said: “The core priority for me and for the A team is regaining the national championship.
“We’ve had some fantastic opportunities to play throughout Europe in the last few years, but our priority remains the domestic trophy, which we have not laid hands on for three years.
“That is not good enough. We’ve all got a lot of work to do to get there and anything other than that will be seen as a failure.
“As chairman of this club I want to be at the forefront of showing other teams across the league how it can be done, to learn from what other teams do, and try to better our situation as much as possible.”
There have been other significant changes in personnel at Blitz during the winter, with assistant Damian Anderson moving up to take over as senior head coach after Mark Moss left the club.
The Blitz B squad, who also get their campaign under way on Sunday at home to Essex Spartans (12pm), also have a new head coach – Anthony Coverdale, who has replace the now retired Greg Goldie.