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History Previous Seasons Players
Then and Now

Welcome to the Bournemouth Raiders testimonial website

The team were established at Bournemouth School for Boys in 1988 under the guise of the Bournemouth Deckchairs, and played friendly matches throughout 1988 and 1989 against the local junior side, the Bournemouth Bearcats (remaining undefeated).

In 1990, they formed into the Bournemouth Raiders and entered the Junior American Football League's Southern Conference. In 1991, the team reached the JAFL semi-finals after defeating their arch-rivals, the Eastleigh Devils, 8-6 in a thrilling wild-card match.

After a single friendly in 1992 against Worthing, the Raiders remained dormant for 9 years until they entered the British Senior Flag League in 2001 with many of the old team returning. In 2002, the Raiders won the BSFL's 5man title and also reached the 9man final against Leicester. The Raiders repeated their national title win in 2004, before playing their last games in the 2006 season.

The Raiders played their home games at Meyrick Park, Bournemouth. They wore silver pants and black shirts with white numbers, and were coached over that 18 year period by Mark Elliott.