The Yorkshire Rams stepped up their preperation for the 2014 season with the first of their new pre-season 'Slaughter House' events. The events, which set out to attain various measurables from each of the current and prospective players for the 2014 season. With 30 players at the event, each found themselves pushed to their limit with tests in strength, explosion, endurance and agility. Those in attendance left with a keen sense of where to improve with just 5 short months until the season's kickoff.
Sunday the 3rd of November saw the annual Yorkshire Rams rookie day take place, with over 30 new hopefuls turning out for the team. The new players were shown the basics of the game and put through their paces learning from the Rams' coaches and veteran players.
The 2014 season starts here with the Yorkshire Rams annual rookie day on Sunday the 3rd of November!
The first training session since the end of the previous campaign is open to all, regardless of ability or an football experience, and provides a great opportunity to get involved with a fantastic sport. The day will put the potential new recruits through a series of drills designed to introduce you to the sport and determine where you will fit in to the Rams squad.
The final act of the Rams 2013 season took place on Friday 4th October with the Rams end of season awards evening. After a 5-5 season that significantly improved on the previous year's 2-5-3 effort, the announcement of the awards was highly anticipated. A number of different players picked up gongs, with all prizes hotly contested. The list of winners can be seen below.
The Rams faint playoff hopes were all but extinguished following a 39-0 loss to the undefeated East Kilbride Pirates.
East Kilbride started the game well, and looked to have scored early on until an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called them back. The Rams were able to move the ball with their own drive down the field, however this ultimately proved fruitless. The Scots were able to get a score on the board with the next drive however, and took the score to 7-0.