(as Newcastle Vikings)
|Home stadium||Druid Park|
|League||BAFA National Leagues|
|Division||Division One NFC|
|League titles||NFC II North - 2016|
The Northumberland Vikings are an American Football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. They were formed as the Newcastle Vikings in 2014 and play their home games at Druid Park. At the end of the 2017 season they announced they had merged with the Northumberland Lightning .
They were accepted into the league in 2015, and were placed in the newly formed BAFANL Division Two NFC North. The Vikings played divisional rivals the Glasgow Tigers in their first competitive match, coming away with a comprehensive 46-8 win.
Following the 2017 season in which the Vikings were beaten in the Division 1 play-offs, they announced that the club had merged with Division 2 side the Northumberland Lightning and that the club would be known as the "Northumberland Vikings" from the start of the 2018 season.
Logos & Uniforms
The Vikings home jersey is primarily white with a black trim, and red numbers. Their away jersey is reversed, being primarily black with a white trim. Their game pants are black, and their socks are red. Their kits are currently manufactured by Nike.
In 2014, the Vikings launched a schools programme which has attracted over 250 cadet level players, while five youth teams were either formed or joined the Vikings' satellite programme this year. The North Durham Knights, Darlington Steam, Cramlington Phoenix, Washington Predators and the Team Valley Cavaliers have all played at least one fixture internally and provided players for the Vikings BAFANL Youth team.
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