Pair are brothers in arms for Trojans

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 Gridiron NSW Football league and siblings 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 at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craik Park.

The Pirates' top quarterback and Australian player David Ward, is back at the helm in charge of the Trojans again this season.

Josh, 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, 16, is a receiver and defensive back. He also plays hooker but with the Liverpool Catholic Club in the Western Suburbs 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," Ward said.

Both Josh and Michael have rugby league backgrounds which has prepared them physically for American football.

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