|KINGSTON THAMES PIRATES
Based: Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium (also played at Norbiton Sports Ground)
Career Record: 20-2-0
Honours: BNGL Premier Division champions 1989. Conference champions 1990, 1989.
1990 BNGL National Division Southern Conference 9-1-0*
1989 BNGL Premier Division Southern B Conference 8-0-0*
Team Notes: Established in 1989 out of a merger between Thames
Pirates, Kingston Bengals & Woking Generals and played two seasons in the BNGL. Very
successful side only ever losing 1 regular season game. Won the 1989 BNGL Premier Division
title defeating Redditch 66-8 in the final.
WR Don Larson received a scholarship to try out with Notre Dame - doubt whether Don
actually played for Kingston.
"Disbanded in 1991, due to the usual lack of players, with the few players left we
attempted a merger with the West London Aces, which I beleive on the whole, failed.
Only about five players stayed with West London, even though, at the time of the merger,
Kingston had the majority of better, fitter players, we even asked Steve Beecroft to
attend and assist, but after a few sessions, he felt that the "Aces" players
were not attuned to his way of football"
1990 - OL Bradley Tibbs (only trained,
never played), Troy Hunter
1989 - Troy Hunter