Focus On | 2016 Team Captains

15 Mar

Yesterday we caught up with Chris Parr, Danny Cousins, Ross Hubbard and Gareth Pullen to hear their thoughts on being voted team captains for the 2016 season. Here’s what they had to say…

Chris Parr

Chris Parr

Cornerback Chris Parr was named the Eagles MVP in 2014, and is a former Milton Keynes Pathfinders Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year.

He was also a member of the Great Britain Lions squad in 2013, and was University of Northampton Sportsperson of the Year in the same year:

The Club has had a really good winter both on and off the field and it has been fantastic to be involved.

Being named a captain for the Eagles is an honour and alongside the other captains I look forward to leading us in 2016.

Danny Cousins

Danny Cousins

Offensive Lineman Danny Cousins is a second-year player with the Eagles having joined the club ahead of last season, and was named 2015 Rookie of the Year:

I’m very proud to be named as a captain for the Eagles this season, particuarly as it was voted on by my team mates, which makes the honour even greater.

Ross Hubbard:

Ross Hubbard

Former Loughborough Aces and Tamworth Phoenix wide receiver Ross Hubbard is another second-year player with the Eagles, having joined the club in 2015:

It’s always special and bigger when it comes from your team mates.

I’m looking forward to being one of the leaders of such a dedicated group of guys.

Gareth Pullen

Gareth Pullen

Linebacker Gareth “Tish” Pullen is a returning captain, having previously captained the team in 2014 and 2015.

He was named the Eagles’ Defensive MVP in 2015, Player’s Player of the Year in 2014, and is a former Bedfordshire Blue Raiders MVP, Player’s Player and Defensive MVP:

To be voted captain is a true honour, especially being put forward by my peers, those I respect really means the world to me.

As we gain momentum towards our 2016 campaign it is a truly exciting time to be an Eagle.

The first game of the season takes place on Sunday 10th April (1.30pm) when the Eagles travel to face the Sandwell Steelers. The first home game of the year is against the Nottingham Caesars two weeks later, kicking off at midday.

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