Farnham Knights
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Established1984
Based inFarnham
Home stadiumFarnham Rugby Club
LeagueBAFA National Leagues
DivisionNorthern Premiership

The Farnham Knights American Football Club (formerly Southern Seminoles, Personal Assurance Knights/PA Knights) are a British American Football club based in Farnham, Surrey. The Club has three teams; the Farnham Knights (20+), the Farnham Knights U19 (16 - 19) and the Farnham Knights U17 (14 - 17). The Farnham Knights play in the Premiership South of the British American Football Association National Leagues and were the Britbowl champions in 2004.

The team signed former Olympic sprinter Dwain Chambers in 2006[1]

Origins

Cheerleader's jacket 2015

The Farnham Knights were founded in 1984, playing their first game in 1985 as the Farnham Knights. The franchise joined the Budweiser league in 1986.

During 1994 the Farnham Knights merged with the Hampshire Cavaliers and were renamed the Southern Seminoles. Personal Assurance stepped in during 1997 to sponsor the side which led to the return of the Knights moniker, the Personal Assurance Knights. In 2007, MH Football Shop took over the main sponsorship of the club, to rename them the Farnham MH Knights.

In 2008, a new main sponsor, Fast Lane, stepped in with a two-year deal. The team were then known as the Farnham Fast Lane Knights.

League Placing and Catchment

As the only club in the Blackwater Valley Farnham Knights has drawn players from across Surrey and Hampshire, within 20 miles (32 km) are Woking, Guildford, Farnborough, Aldershot, Bracknell and Basingstoke. The club is the only one in the county of Surrey.

All games are played at Farnham Rugby Club from 2013, the first season in the club's history that it has been based in the town of Farnham itself after only playing 1 game at Farnham Rugby Club's old ground in Wrecclesham.[2]

Honours

(1) Prior to 2011, the term "Youth" was for 16- to 19-year-olds. Since 2011, Youth is for 14- to 17-year-olds and Juniors is for 16- to 19-year-olds.

Coaching Records

References

  1. ^ "Sprinter Dwain Chambers plays for British Champion". European Football League.
  2. ^ farnhamknights.com Archived 2013-01-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ European Federation of American Football
  4. ^ British American Football League