Coach Talk: Lee Potter - East Hull U13's
Lee Potter, Head U13s coach at East Hull, does a great job at marshaling a group of very enthusiastic young rugby players with bags of talent and potential. If you want to watch highlights of East Hull in action; click on the link at the end of this article.
I managed to catch Lee for a brief chat in regards to his side's upcoming fixture away to Skirlaugh, and here's what he had to say!
1. How has East Hull's Season gone so far?
"We had a pretty slow start to the season by our standards, after winning the league last season, going unbeaten - we have been beaten twice by a very good West Hull side who will go on and win it this year. We have also been beaten by Skirlaugh, who are another good side, we drew a great game against Myton 14-14, but I think we might be turning the corner a little bit now, we've put some good performances together lately including a good win against a strong Cott Tigers last week so fingers crossed we're getting there.
2. You travel to Skirlaugh on Sunday, how have previous encounters gone?
"As I mentioned earlier, we were beaten by Skirlaugh earlier in the year. Looking back at the game, we were winning 12-6 when we let them in for two tries just before half time which really hurt us. We didn't recover second half and ended up getting beat 42-18! We collapsed a little bit second half which you can't do against good sides like Skirlaugh. Were hoping for a tighter game this time".
3. What key strengths would you say your East Hull side possess?
"I would say our strength is the lads togetherness, they're all good mates, most go to the same school and knockabout together at weekends which I think is brilliant! They're a great set of lads who all work hard in training to improve each week".
4. How important is the Captain?
"I think our captain (Jack Potter) is important to the team, he's a natural leader, he always seems to say the right things and knows how to pick players up if they make a mistake or aren't having their best game".
5. What are the teams long-term ambitions?
" I wouldn't say we had long term ambitions, but we are hoping to go into the Yorkshire league next season to test ourselves against different opposition to help us improve. Improvement week on week is our short term goal, and I think if the lads can do that they will get rewarded further down the line "
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