MATT Edison has set his sights high after taking over the role as Bury St Edmunds’ new rugby captain.
The 23-year-old, who rejoined the club midway through last season from National League outfit Cambridge, wants Bury to go through the whole season without suffering a single defeat.
Bury won 11 consecutive matches at the end of the last campaign — culminating in May’s Suffolk Cup final win over Colchester — to spark talk of a promotion push from London One North in 2012/13.
“It was a great finish to last season and we want to carry straight on through and take that form into the beginning of next season,” said Edison. “We’ve been famous slow-starters as a team, but the vibe in training feels like we carried that form on.
“My personal ambition is to go undefeated in the league — that’s definitely a possibility.”
The back row forward first joined Bury as a 14-year-old and helped the colts team to National Plate glory in 2007.
After departing Bury, he spent some time in the USA before a spell at Cambridge ended in January this year when he made a welcome return to The Haberden and helped Bury to their incredible run.
Club chairman Mike Robinson said: “We strongly believe that Matt will make an excellent captain, building on these achievements and leading the team, we hope, to promotion and National League rugby at Bury for the first time in our history.”
n Meanwhile, Bury’s ULR Sevens tournament has been declared the best run event at the 2012 Super Sevens Series Awards.