Trojans dust off armour for gridiron football

IT'S A case of two heads that may prove better than one.

It's almost American football season again for the West Sydney Trojans team in the NSW Gridiron Football League. Brothers Josh and Michael Head intend to be among the leading players.

The Prestons brothers are saddling up for their second season in the Trojans' under-20s team, the junior arm for the senior club, West Sydney Pirates. The Pirates recently finished the 2012 season reaching the play-offs in the competition which runs from September to December.

The Trojans season runs from late February until early May.

Training is held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Craik Park, Austral at 7pm.

The Pirates' top quarterback David Ward is back in charge of the Trojans again this season.

Josh Head, 18, is a running back and linebacker. In rugby league he plays hooker at the Arncliffe Scots Junior Rugby League in the St George Junior Rugby League.

Michael Head, 16, is a receiver and defensive back. He also plays hooker but with the Liverpool Catholic Club in the Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League.

"Josh is very quick and elusive," Trojans coach David Ward said. 'He has a thirst to learn."

Ward also praised Michael's skills. "Michael is very keen, he's fast enough, not as quick as Michael, but is very football smart," he said.

Rugby league backgrounds have prepared Josh and Michael for the physicality of the game.

Players who want to join the Trojans this season can visit ws.pirates.com.

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