Ahead of their first game of the season against Fylde Flyers this Saturday, the Nottingham Lions have announced Luke Thomas as their Captain for the 2012/13 campaign alongside Gareth O’Flaherty and Ben Wood who have been named as Assistants.


Photo courtesy of Jenny and Keith Davies. ©

Luke spoke to nottinghamlions.co.uk today and the 26 year-old D-man was clearly delighted to have been offered the role as skipper, saying;

“I’m obviously very pleased the coaching staff have asked me to captain the side this season and I’m looking forward to working with Flatts and Woody. They’re a hard working pair and I’m sure they’ll give a hundred percent commitment to the team, the coaches and the jersey.”

“Looking around the changing room we have energy, youth, skill and dedication. I know that the Coach and Management team have been working very hard over the summer to ensure that the team are competitive this season.’

Head Coach Matt Bradbury also commented;

“It’s great to have Luke, Flatts and Woody on board as Captain and the two Assistants. Everyone is pulling in the right direction and we have some exciting times ahead.”

and General Manager Danny Harrison added;

“Luke is prepared to work alongside the Coaching and Management team and he buys into the programme, he’s willing to do what it takes to put the team on the right path back to where we belong.”

“We realise that we will not complete the job overnight and we have a long way to go to get back to the “good times”.”

Thursday, 30 August 2012.