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Based: Shobnall Leisure Centre, Burton (also played at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College - 1996)
Colours: White/Orange/White
Honours: Conference champions 1994

2004 BSL Division One A North 5-4-1*
2003 BSL Division Two North 7-2-1*
2002 BSL Division Two North 5-5-0*
2001 BSL Division Two North 6-1-1* (played as AP Surge)
2000 BSL Division Two North 6-2-0* (played as AP Surge)
1999 BSL Division Two North 2-6-0 (played as AP Surge)
1998 BSL Division One North 1-8-1
1997 BSL Division One North 6-2-2*
1996 BSL Division Two 6-4-0*
1995 BAFA Division Three NorthWest 5-2-1*
1994 BAFA Division Four 10-0-0*

Team Notes (from The club is a member of the British American Football Association and play in Division 1A of the British Senior League.   The club represents Staffordshire and Derbyshire but also draws players from all over the Midlands and Cheshire.

Staffordshire Surge were formed in 1994 as the successor to the Stoke Spitfires, who had been in existence since 1985.   6 of the former Spitfires played for the Chester Romans the following year and this positive experience ignited the ex-Spitfires enthusiasm to start a new team in Staffordshire.

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QB Richard Large, 1994

With the addition of former players of the Crewe Refugees, training started in January 1994.   With an initial squad of 25 the newly named "Staffordshire Surge" were accepted into the British Senior League in Division IV for the inaugural season. Paul Sherratt was announced as their head coach for the 2000 season.

Although never winning the National League, the club have always had a winning record competing in the playoffs in 8 of the last 10 seasons.   We have also provided players for the Great Britain National Team at both senior and college level. 2004 saw the Surge getting to the semi-finals before losing to the eventual Division 1A champions, the Southern Sundevils .

Game notes

10th August 1997 - Jon Wyse threw for 5 TDs vs Chester Romans
5th June 1996 - Jon Wyse amassed 214 all-purpose yards vs Nottinghamshire Caesars
28th April 1996 - Richard Large threw for a club record 312 yards and 3TDs vs Lancashire Wolverines. Jon Wyse caught 5 for 160 yards