London Olympians

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London Olympians
Established 1984
Play in Beckenham, Greater London
London Olympians logo
League/Conference affiliations

British American Football League (–present)

Current uniform
Team colours Burgundy and White
Head Coach Riq Ayub
Team history

Streatham Olympians (1984–1994)
London O's (1995–2005)

  • London Olympians (2005–present)
Eurobowl Championships (2)

1993, 1994

BritBowl Championships (13)

1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006

Conference Championships (13)

1992–1994, 1996–2003, 2005, 2006

Divisional Championships (1)


League Championships (0)
Home fields

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
(15,500 places)

The London Olympians is a British amateur American football team, based in Beckenham, Greater London. They are the United Kingdom's most successful amateur American football club. The team plays in the Premiership of the BAFA Community Leagues

The Olympians were formed in 1984 as the Streatham Olympians and were founding members of the first ever national American Football league in Britain. The Olympians hold the record for the longest winning streak in senior kitted British American Football. The Olympians have five age-defined teams within their umbrella, including a youth level and the senior side.


Between 1995 and 2005, the Olympians were known as the London O's. This was a result of the previous owner retaining the rights to the Olympian name when he decided to withdraw from American football.

In 2013, The Olympians left their old home of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and moved to Beckenham Goals next to New Beckenham railway station.


In 2009 the team returned to the BAFA league after a year in hiatus, playing in Division 2 East. They were promoted from Division 2 at the end of the 2010 season, defeating the Manchester Titans in the Division 2 Bowl game 35–13.[1] They played and won all 15 of their games in 2010, scoring 553 and conceding just 60 points.


Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Nathaniel Wilson
  • Offensive co-ordinator: Malcolm Phillips
  • Defensive co-ordinator: Nathaniel Wilson
  • Special Teams Co-Ordinator: Alistair Beaton
  • Offensive line coach: Riq Ayub
  • Running Backs Coach: Roland Williams
  • Wide Receivers coach: Malcolm Phillips
  • Linebackers coach: Peter Murray
  • Defensive line: Gary Whitfield
  • Defensive backs coach: Neil Edwards
  • Team fitness coach/physiotherapist: Melissa

Support Staff[edit]

  • Team Manager: Marlene Price


Eurobowl Champions: 1993, 1994
British Champions: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
BAFACL Division II South Champions: 2010 BAFACL Division II Play-Off Champions: 2010


  1. ^ "The London Olympians vs Manchester Titans". Olympians Football. London Olympians. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°25′08.7″N 0°04′07.7″W / 51.419083°N 0.068806°W / 51.419083; -0.068806