Wildcats, GB Swans & Demons Take Pre-Season Honours
Sunday, April 17 2016 @ 10:37 am ACST
Contributed by: Wesley Hull
The games are done and dusted at the 2016 AFL London Pre-Season Cup, and the warning bells would already be ringing for AFL London teams as the powerhouse West London Wildcats won the Men’s title. The GB Swans took the honours on the day in the Women’s draw and the Wandsworth Demons were triumphant in the Supers (Over 35’s) competition.
One of the very interesting features of the event was the appearance of the Northern Storm representative team from the AFLCNE (Central & Northern England). Whilst the team went down to the Putney Magpies, London Swans and Wimbledon Hawks in their three pool games, the squad did their league proud playing in what is often regarded the strongest competition for Australian Rules football outside of Australia and being very competitive.
The West London Wildcats victory over the Wandsworth Demons in the Men’s division has again alerted the AFL London teams that the Wildcats are keen to atone for their loss in last year’s AFL London grand final as they build strongly towards the home and away season.
The GB Swans Women’s team also signalled their intention to be the premier women’s team across England, and Europe, by adding another title to their expanding list of successes.
Attention will now turn to the AFL London home and away season commencing next weekend.
Full results will be published when they become available.