Based: Southwark Park Leisure Centre, Hawkstone Road, London
Colours: White and burgundy
Honours: EuroCup: 1999. British Champions: 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. British Runners-Up 2004. Youth Kitted champions 2000. Youth Flag British Champions 2000. Youth Kitted Conference champions 2001, 2000

Senior Kitted

2004 BSL Division One Southern Conference 7-2-1*
003 BSL Division One Southern Conference 8-0-0*
2002 BSL Division One Southern Conference 10-0-0*
2001 BSL Division One Southern Conference 8-0-0*
2000 BSL Division One Southern Conference 8-0-0*
1999 BSL Division One National Conference 8-0-0*
1998 BSL Division One South East Conference 10-0-0*
1997 BIG C League 4-2-0*
1996 BSL Division Two Southern Conference 10-0-0*

Youth Kitted

2002 BYAFA English Southern Conference 5-1-0
2001 BYAFA Southern East Conference 5-1-0*
2000 BYAFA Southern Conference 4-0-0* National champions
1999 did not compete
1998 BYAFA Southern Conference 4-2-0*

Youth Flag

2000 BYAFA Final – Won 32-26 against UCLA Renegades

Team Notes: In November 1995, the owner of The Olympians decided to withdraw from the game, but wished to retain the club name. In order to keep team together the current management took over and the London O's were born. Under its new name the team competed in its first year in the Second Division. This was to give the team the opportunity to develop at a pace that was achievable. The team won the Second Division Championship at the first attempt. In 1997, the O's joined the six best teams in the country. The basic strengths of the program helped them beat tough opposition in a closely fought final to become British Champions. In 1998, the team returned to the British Senior League and won the championship in a bowl on 30 August after going undefeated throughout the season. A feat they repeated in 1999 and 2000. They now have won five consecutive national championships – a British record. Youth Team won the BYAFA Kitted final in 2000, but fell at semi-final stage in 2001. Won the British title again in 2001 with a 37-20 win over the East Kilbride Pirates. They last lost a game on July 6th 1997 at Milton Keynes Pioneers (0-26). Won the 2002 BSL title with a 42-15 win over the PA Knights to keep their unbeaten run going. That winning run continued in 2003, as they went 8-0-0 in the regular season before defeating Birmingham in the semi-finals and then East Kilbride 35-7 in Britbowl 2003. They had a number of regular season scares as they narrowly defeated PA Knights (twice) and the Ipswich Cardinals, but those wins enabled them to break the London Ravens alltime number of consecutive victories.

Their unbeaten run finally came to an end in week 1 of the 2004 season, when the PA Knights defeated them. Despite that they finished second in the Southern Conference and thrashed Ipswich and East Kilbride in the playoffs, before relinquishing their national title to the Knights in Britbowl 2004.


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Head Coaches:

1990 - James Hunter
1991 - Tyrone Lindsay (offense), Tony Allen, Andy Cox and Calvin Williams (defense)
1992-5 - Tony Allen
1996-present Riq Ayub


1990 QB Milton Myers, Mid season signed Paul Wright, Tyler Mason, Greg Barden from Manchester Allstars
1991- QB Paul Wright, Calvin Williams
1992 - Leonard Valentine (former LSU Tigers), Calvin Williams
1993 - QB Leonard Valentine
1994 - QB Leonard Valentine, James Thornton
1995 - QB Leonard Valentine


LB Bob Dean
RB Richard Dunkley
Gerry Anderson
1991- Richard Dunkley, Dave Samuel
1993  Dunkley, Innes, Phil Williams

Game notes

30th May 1999 - Justin Oke ran for 168 yards and 5TDs on just 10 carries vs Norwich Devils
7th June 1998 - Junior Price passed for 5 TDs vs Ipswich Cardinals
20th July 1997 - Justin Oke ran for 256 yards on 48 carries vs Birmingham Bulls
1st August 1993 - Dunkley ran for 170 yards and 4 TDs vs Glasgow Lions, NDMA Final
25th July 1993 - Valentine passed for 296 yards vs Thames Valley, NDMA Semi
16th May 1993 - Dunkley ran for 219 yards on 39 carries vs Nottingham Hoods
2nd May 1993 - Dunkley ran for 211 yards vs Northants Storm
19th July 1992 - Richard Dunkley ran for 303 yards vs Thames Valley Chargers
4th July 1992 - Beat Northants 99-6 with 13 different players scoring, and Dunkley running for 221 yards on 11 carries.
7th June 1992 - Bob Dean registered 17 tackles vs Northants Storm
24th May 1992 - Dunkley ran for 184 yards and 3 TDs and Leonard Valentine passed for 279 yards and 5TDs vs Essex
28th May 1991 - Dunkley ran for 216 yards on 27 carries vs Leicester Panthers
20th May 1990 - Dunkley ran for 182yards from 23carries against the Manchester Spartans. He broke through 4,000 career rushing yards in this game


Based: Southwark Park, London (also played at Herne Hill Stadium)
Career Record: 101-21-0
Colours: White and burgundy
Honours: EuroBowl Champions: 1993; 1994 (Runners up: 1995), British Champions: 1992; 1993; 1994 , British Runners up: 1986; 1988; 1991; 1995, Amsterdam Bowl Winners: 1987. Youth Kitted British Runners up 1989, Conference champions 1993.

Senior Kitted

1995 BAFA Division One 9-1-0*
1994 BAFA Division One 9-1-0*
1993 NDMA League Central Conference 7-0-0*
1992 NDMA Division One Southern Conference 9-1-0*
1991 NDMA Division One Southern Conference 10-0-0*
1990 NDMA Southern Conference 5-5-0
1989 Budweiser League South East Conference 8-2-0*
1988 Budweiser League Southern Conference 11-3-0*
1987 Budweiser League National League Southern Conference 6-4-0*
1986 Budweiser League Channel Premier Division 10-0-0*

Youth Kitted

1995 BYAFA Southern Conference 0-5-0
1994 BYAFA South East Conference 2-5-0
1993 BYAFA Southern Conference 5-0-0* Lost semi-final 34-14 against Heathrow Jets
1990 NDMA Kitted League Southern Conference 4-2-0* Lost quarter-final 30-18 against Birmingham Bulls
1989 NDMA Kitted League 6-0-0* Lost final 2-0 against Leicester Panthers

Youth Flag

1995 JGL Youth Flag Southern Conference 4-2-0

Youth Two Touch

1994 JGL 1-5-0

Team Notes: The Olympians were formed by a group of men who regularly worked out at the Olympians gym in Streatham, South London, and had seen American football on TV. Since those early days of training on Streatham Common, the team moved to the London Borough of Southwark, practising and playing at Southwark Park. Were known as the Streatham Olympians in 1984 and 1985. In 1987 the Olympians played in Dallas, Texas where they won the Whitbread Bowl, and were the runners up in the Texas football league challenge. The Olympians also won the Amsterdam Bowl series against tough opposition from both Germany and Holland in 1987. After hefy rental and admission charges at Crystal Palace, the O's moved to Herne Hill Stadium in 1990.

In 1992, pulled off the import coup of the year by signing former LSU Tigers QB Leonard Valentine. Former Arkansas DE Calvin Williams also returned to the Olympians, and Tony Allen became Head Coach with Andy Cox and Tyrone Lindsay assisting. In the UK, the Olympians were until 1992, the bridesmaids of the sport. At their fifth appearance in the National Championship the Olympians finally showed they were the best team in the country. After winning the National title in 1992, the Olympians were in the chase for the EuroBowl title. A large number of the squad retired after winning the championship (Calvin Williams, Dave  Samuels and Les Jackson returned to Thames Valley), but star QB Valentine returned with WR Innes and signed former Monarch coach Dennis Danielson. They won the Eurobowl title on the July 3, 1993 in Heysel Stadium. On August 1, 1993 they played and retained the British National title, the first team in the domestic game to do this.

In 1994, they signed hulking lineman James Thornton (who previously had played on the great 1988 Birmingham Bulls team), and resigned Valentine and former Monarch Mike Taylor. They also signed a number of players from the defunct Croydon Kings. A key signing was also a young RB Stephen Hutchison from the London Rockets. As the 1994 season went on he replaced an injured Richard Dunkley with great effect. In June 1994 they retained the European title, beating Bergamo Lions from Italy in front of over 20,000 fans in Stuttgart, Germany. That game was widely acknowledged as the best ever game between two European teams so far. Hutchison ran for 155 yards off 28 carries.

In 1995 signed Warren Sweetman from the Leicester Panthers, but faced a tough task to retain their crown after losing Hutchinson, Rowelle Blenman, Gerry Anderson, kicker Allan Tait and coach Tony Allen to the London Monarchs. Signed RB Bahr Vierra from Brighton and QB Leonard Valentine signed on for a final year with the club. Also signed Jeremy Simms from the London Rockets. In July, the Olympians made the Eurobowl final, and despite Dunkley's 117 yards on 24 carries they lost 21-14 to the powerful Dusseldorf Panthers.

In November 1995, the former owner decided to withdraw from the game, but wished to retain the club name. At that point the current management took over and the London O's were born. They applied to play in Division Two, and Riq Ayub became Head Coach. Alex Thomas made the step up from their Olympians II side, and Stuart Franklin became QB. Swindon Steeler RB Justin Oke was signed.  The O's dominated Division Two eventually overwhelming Bulls B in the final 32-7.