Two preseason scrimmages will take place in the next few weeks to prepare the squad for the
Division I season.
Leicester Falcons will welcome Lincolnshire Bombers for a preseason match on March 25th. The Falcons’ history with their neighbours at the Bombers goes back ten years, as both teams completed their associate seasons together and have played each other a number of times over the past ten seasons. The match will be the first at the Falcons’ training venue of Fullhurst College and is an opportunity for the rookies and youngsters to make an impact on the team before the season proper begins.
The Falcons will also visit Northumberland Vikings in their second and final preseason game on April 8th. The Vikings are remembered in Leicester for the 2016 Division 2 North final, where the Falcons completed their unbeaten season with a 36-0 victory. Recently merged with Northumberland Lightning, the Vikings play in the NFC1 (North). The match will be a final chance for coach Noel Cassar to evaluate his squad before the season begins on 16th April.