Based: Kings Norton RFC, Ash Lane, Hopwood, Birmingham (also played at Valley Stadium & 1991 Abbey Stadium, Birmingham Road, Redditch)
Career record: 108-76-6
Colours: White/White & Red/White
Honours: BSL Division Three runners-up 1996. BNGL Premier Division runners-up 1989. Conference champions 2004, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1987

2004 BSL Division Two South Western Conference 9-0-1* (quarter-finalists)
2003 BSL Division Two South Western Conference 4-6-0
2002 BSL Division One Northern Conference 0-9-1
2001 BSL Division One Northern Conference 3-5-0
2000 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 7-1-0*
1999 BSL Division One Northern Conference 4-6-0
1998 BSL Division Two North West Conference 8-2-0*
1997 BSL Division One South West & Midlands Conference 2-8-0
1996 BSL Division Three Midlands Conference 10-0-0*
1995 BAFA Division Three North West Conference 7-1-0*
1994 BAFA Division Three Northern Conference 6-3-1*
1993 BNGL First Division West Midlands Conference 9-1-0*
1992 NDMA Division Two Northern Conference 0-8-0
1991 NDMA Division Two Northern Conference 3-6-1
1990 BNGL National Division Midlands Conference 9-0-1*
1989 BNGL Premier Division Northern C Conference 7-2-1*
1988 Budweiser League Division One Central Conference 3-7-0
1987 UKAFL Central A Conference 9-1-0*

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1996 Bowl Game action v Winchester Rifles

Team notes: Established at the start of 1986 and still playing in the BSL. Played in three different leagues in the late 80’s – UKAFL, Budweiser League and then BNGL. Made playoffs twice in that time. Have won 8 conference championships in their existence. Reached the BNGL Premier Division bowl game in 1989 (losing to Kingston), and then in 1996 reached the BAFA Division Three bowl game (losing to the Winchester Rifles). Did not compete in 1992 due to a player shortage - after starting the season with 50 players, numbers dropped to 20 after some signed for Stratford Tempests and UST Royals. Made playoffs in 2000, and were promoted to Division One as a result. Finished with a creditable 3-5-0 record in 2001. Had a poor 2002 season finishing with a 0-9-1 record which resulted in them returning to Division Two in 2003, where they finished with a 4-6-0 record. Had a stunning regular season in 2004 finishing 9-0-1, but fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs in a thriller to Sussex Thunder 23-22.
With a 140 yards, 3 touchdowns and one 2 point conversion, Dave Mills of the Redditch Arrows passed 1000 yards for the season against their final opponents for the 2005 season the Andover Thrashers.

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Dave Stanton, 1994

Head Coaches

1991 - Committee of Roger Smithies, Dave Stanton and Chris Halford


1991 - None

Game notes

10th April 1994 - Charlie Humphries ran for 218 yards vs Derbyshire Braves