Saints can learn valuable lessons in Rotterdam

GOING DUTCH: Bury Saints who are taking on Rotterdam 010 Trojans
GOING DUTCH: Bury Saints who are taking on Rotterdam 010 Trojans

Bury Saints’ head coach Chris Wallis believes this weekend’s trip to Rotterdam, Netherlands will prove crucial for the future development of the club.

Bury St Edmunds’ first American Football team are heading across the shores to take on Dutch side Rotterdam 010 Trojans on Saturday (7.30pm) in a match to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the sport in the city.

And while Wallis is keen to secure a victory against their newly formed partner club, he feels the trip holds as much significance for his side off the field in the years to come.

“From our point of view the trip is a massive step forward for this club in terms of organisation and co-ordination,” he said.

“It is a great opportunity to test ourselves against a very good, well established and different type of opposition but more important is the lessons we can learn as a club.

“I want to win the game but it is a chance to see what we can build to and what the future holds for us.

“Having formed this partnership with the Trojans, we can learn lessons from one another, share ideas and build a strong bond.

“We are always looking to grow and build as a club and trips like this are a great way to continue to do that for our future development.”

n Follow reporter Sam Murley on Twitter (@S_MURLEY) for live updates and pictures from Rotterdam as well as reading the full report and reaction from the tour in next Friday’s Free Press.