East Kent Mavericks
|Home ground||University of Kent,
|Head coach||Glenn Lindley|
|League||BAFA Community Leagues|
|Division||Division 1 South East|
The East Kent Mavericks are an American Football team based in Canterbury, Kent. First formed in 2002 as a flag football team, they currently play in Division 1 South East of the BAFA Community Leagues (BAFACL).
The team was originally formed in 2001 as the Canterbury Coyotes. They immediately entered the British Senior Flag League, where they competed in the Southern Conference. After the six game regular season, they finished second with a 3-2-1 record, narrowly qualifying for the playoffs over the Bournemouth Raiders. They easily won their semi-final matchup away to the UCLA Renegades, scoring 34 points without reply to earn them a place in the final against the London Gators, which they eventually lost 14–22.
The following season, they relocated to Aylesford and renamed themselves the Invicta Coyotes. They entered the BSFL nine-man league and finished the regular season unbeaten with a 5-0-3 record, which was enough to for them to come second and once again qualify for the playoffs. They were drawn against the Bournemouth Raiders, a team against whom they had already tied during the regular season, and the playoff game also proved to be a tight one, going into overtime before the Raiders won 0–6.
In 2004 the club committee decided it was time to take the next step up and recruit to join the British Senior League playing full contact American football and so took some time off from the semi contact flag league. They relocated back to their original home city of Canterbury and entered the British American Football League as the East Kent Mavericks, where they were given a spot in the Southern Conference of Division Two. They found this new level of football more difficult and finished the season in last place with a 0-10 record. In the restructuring of the league prior to the 2007 season, they were moved into the South East conference where they enjoyed more success, recording five shutouts, finishing with a 5-5 record and only missing the playoffs by one place.
The 2009 season proved to be East Kent's best yet, winning the Division but losing out in the play-off quarter-finals 6–24 to Hampshire Thrashers, they finished the season with an impressive 8-1-1 record.
Senior team season records 
|Season||Division||Wins||Losses||Ties||PF||PA||Final Position||Playoff Record||Notes|
|2001||British Senior Flag League, Southern||3||2||1||70||76||2 / 4||Beat UCLA Renegades 34–0 in semi-final.
Lost 14–22 to London Gators in final.
|2002||British Senior Flag League, Nine-Man League||5||0||3||140||52||2 / 7||Lost 0–6 to Bournemouth Raiders in semi-final.||—|
|2003 to 2005||DID NOT COMPETE|
|2006||BAFL Division Two South||0||10||0||85||247||4 / 4||—||First season as a fully kitted team.|
|2007||BAFL Division Two South East||5||5||0||169||113||3 / 6||—||—|
|2008||BAFL Division Two South East||6||4||0||225||193||3 / 5||—||—|
|2009||BAFL Division Two South East||8||1||1||322||45||1 / 4||Lost 6–24 to Hampshire Thrashers in quarter-final.||—||—|
|2010||BAFL Division One South East||8||1||1||322||45||1 / 4||—|
|2011||BAFL Division One South east||2||0||6||—||—|
|2012||BAFL Division One South and Central||8||2||314||193||8 / 2||Lost 30-37 to Sussex Thunder in semi-final.||—||—|
|East Kent Mavericks roster|
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