Based: River Park Leisure Centre (also played at Garrison Field, Winchester)
Career record: 21-2-0
Colours: Black pants/Yellow & Black shirts with black numbers/Black helmets with Michigan Wolverine style W
Website: No
Honours: BSL Division Three champions 1996. Conference champions 1996

1996 BSL Division Three South Western Conference 10-0-0*
1995 BAFA Division Three Southern Conference 8-2-0

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1996 Bowl Game action v Redditch

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RB Barry Martin

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QB Cliff Boddington

Team notes: Formed in 1995 from ex-Portsmouth Trident and Eastleigh Royals players. Played for two seasons in 1995 and 1996, losing just two games. Romped to the BSL Division Three title in 1996, with a 10-0-0 regular season record and then not conceding a point in the playoffs. Jim Roberson was appointed as the head coach in 1996 and the team went on to win the Division 3 championship.  A large number of the players retired at the end of the season and due to disagrements between the leagues administration and the club over divisional placement, the club withdrew from the BSL.  Many players went on to follow Roberson to the Southern Sundevils. The club has not been defeated in Europe, and still has not lost a game since being under Coach Roberson's helm. Noteable players: Cliff Boddington - QB - Career team leader in passing.  Also played for Great Britain. Justin Farugia - DB - Career team leader in interceptions. Bruce Gemmell - WR - Career team leader in receiving.

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Game notes

18th August 1996 - Offense notched up 532 yards vs Tiger Bay in semi-final. Andy Blake ran for 218 yards on 28 carries and Barry Martin ran for 196 yards on 30 carriers
30th June 1996 - Andy Blake ran for 220 yards on 21 carries vs Southern Sundevils