By Haden Tye
Winger Robin Wedlake has committed his future to Albion by signing a one-year-deal at Brickfields and says he would be silly to leave the club at such an exciting time.
Kieran Hallett’s side are currently second in the National One and have won their last nine and with success potentially on the horizon for Albion, Robin says his decision to stay was an easy one.
“Kieran approached me recently looking to secure a contract for next season,” said Robin. “Within a short space of time I’d put pen to paper. It was never a hard decision with the way the club is going; the club means a lot to me and I’d be silly to leave at such an exciting time.
“Last year it was mentioned a lot how well the team got on and how good the atmosphere was within the boys and that’s certainly not gone away, it’s always a pleasure when you can do your job at the weekend and have fun at the same time.”
Robin is the second Albion player this week to devote his services for next year to the club after flanker George Mills signed again on Tuesday. The 22-year-old fits the mould of the ambitious young players that Kieran is nurturing at Albion and Robin hopes to play his rugby at the highest standard.
He feels that that he can achieve that at Albion and says there are no stumbling blocks to stop the club from progressing.
“Like I’ve already said it’s an exciting time for Albion,” said Robin. “Previously the club’s possibly been held back by one thing or another and it truly feels as if there’s nothing stopping the club from developing and building on the foundations of this year, Kieran and everyone else involved have already begun preparations for the season to come so yes, it is hugely exciting.”
“Personally, a long term goal of mine is to play at the highest standard possible as I am sure it is for most athletes. Albion have helped hugely in my development, prior to joining the club I didn’t have much experience within senior rugby, so being able to play week in week out in a challenging league has given me the experience I needed.