Mile End Stadium, Islington, London
Career Record: ?
1987 Capital League, City Conference 0-0-0
Team notes: Formed from the Lee Valley Warriors.
Were affiliated to the Capital League in 1987.
This is written by an ex-player of the Barbarians, "The Barbarians
“87-88” were formed from the Lee Valley Warriors
and played the Capital league’s inaugural season City
Division; I believe that we WON that division after losing only one
game. We over powered almost every team we played and unfortunately
inflicted injuries (not from unsportsmanlike conduct as we were NEVER
flagged by a ref), but the administration felt that we
were too fierce for the other teams in the division.
we were then banned from playing in the BNGL by Dave Quincey the
following season after a fight broke out when playing at Chelmsford
Cherokee and a few of their team members were hurt; the fight was
provoked by their racist comments and chants (only now recognized as a
problem in the UK), and this was fuelled by the coach at the time after
they went ahead in the second half after trailing. One or two of my
team members faced prosecution as a result and I believe that we were
the first team to make the evening standard under its
“Crime” section and not sports!!
We were known
as the second hardest hitting team after the Ravens, Richard Dunkley,
“big bird” Errol Phillips and others from the
Ravens would attend regularly to practice with our team just for the
hitting drills in particular!! Rory Hunte was
head coach and Gary Drew was offensive line coach at the time. Key
players included Jason Elliot (QB)(yes that is where he started!!)
Martin “Juggernaught” Joseph (RB) (LB), Bola Aiyede
Based: Mile End Stadium, Islington, London
Career Record: ?
Team notes: Not a lot is known of the Barbarians Jnrs, apart from they
were a Youth Two Touch side in 1988. They competed in the Furniss
Challenge Trophy (effective a pre-season tournament) in 1988, where
they lost to the Bournemouth Jnr Bobcats 46-8. Were
formed from the Lee Valley Warriors