Nottingham Caesars

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Nottingham Caesars
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Established 1984
Based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
Home stadium Harvey Hadden Stadium,
Bilborough, Nottingham
Head coach Barry Boseley
General manager John Burnett
League British American Football Association National League
Division Northern Football Conference 1 South
League titles None
Division titles 1995, 1997, 2003, 2008
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The Nottingham Caesars are a British American football team based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. The Caesars field a senior team in the BAFA NFC 1 South for the 2017 season. The team is affectionately known by its players and fans as "The Big C" and was formed in 1984 initially as the youth team of the Nottingham Hoods. They currently play their home games at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in the Bilborough district of Nottingham. The club played in the BAFA Premier Division in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons before being placed in the second tier of British American Football following a reshuffle of the League structure. They hold three Divisional titles to their name having won their Division in 1995, 2003 and 2008. They were also the 1997 BritBowl runners-up.

History[edit]

The old Nottingham Caesars logo

The Caesars began play in 1992, in competition with the cross-town Nottingham Hoods.[1][2] The Hoods saw some success including a conference championship in 1992 under the leadership of import players Mike Grossner and Vic Quirolo.[3] The Hoods stopped play in 1994, and this boosted the Caesars considerably, who then posted an undefeated 10-0 record in 1995. Since then, the Caesars have seen moderate success, with 3 conference championships including a trip to the Britbowl in 1997, ending in defeat to the Redbridge Fire 26-7.[2]

Although the team lost out to the Tamworth Phoenix in the 2008 semi-finals, due to the league reshuffle the team earned promotion and in 2008 played in the BAFL 1 South West Conference. The Caesars struggled in 2009 picking up just two wins, 2010 was even less successful with their only win coming at home to the South Wales Warriors on the last day of the season, however this was enough to keep them in Division 1.

In 2012, the Caesars had a good season with an influx of Rookies joining already established players the “Big C” finished with a 7-3 record and made the playoffs. Unfortunately the Caesars fell at the Quarter Final stage away to the Berkshire Renegades.

In 2013, the Caesars were moved into the National Premier Division and it was a season of transition and adjustment to a higher standard of football. The Caesars finished the season with a 1-9 record. In 2014, the Caesars continued in the National Premier Division and made strides forward providing greater competition against Premiership opponents and making a name for themselves as fierce competitors

In 2015, the Caesars played in the Northern Football Conference and finished with a record of 4 wins, 5 losses and a tie.[4] 2016 season brought a successful season with the club making the playoffs in the newly formed MFC 1. With wins against Peterborough Saxons, Ouse Valley Eagles, Doncaster Mustangs and the Birmingham Bulls they finished the year with a 6-4 record and were eventually beaten in a closely fought game against the Edinburgh Wolves.

Stadium[edit]

The Nottingham Caesars play their home games at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Bilborough. The club have been based at the Stadium since the 1980's except a one year stay at Devon Park, Newark in 1996.

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Name
Head Coach England Barry Boseley
Offensive Coordinator England Vanden Warner
Defensive Coordinator England Grant Lawless
Assistant Offensive Coordinator England Scott Messom
Special Teams Coordinator England Ed Green
Offensive Line Coach England Adam Burnett
Running Backs Coach England Adrian Giles
Defensive Backs Coach England Mike Holden
Assistant Coach England Gavin Young
Assistant Defensive Backs Coach England Robert Hardwick
Youth Team Head Coach England George Lees
Youth Team Coach England Ed Green

Roster[edit]

Quarterbacks

  • England Dan Johnson
  • Serbia Aljoša Šarčević

Running Backs & Full Backs

  • England Daniel Dobson
  • England Jason Robinson
  • England John Holmes
  • Nigeria Yomi Ayannusi
  • England Chris Hayes
  • England Kyle Pearson

Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

  • Australia Thomas Green
  • Hungary Jamie Molnar
  • England Karl Watkinson
  • England Jaymour Thomas
  • Lithuania Deivydas Merkelis
  • England Sam Kinnerley
  • England Andrew Lovitt
  • England Chris Hutchinson
  • England Robbie Jones

Offensive Linemen

  • England Darren Chown
  • England Ashley Fenyn
  • South Africa David George
  • England Mikey Gray
  • Luxembourg David Thomas
  • England Neil Morley
  • England Lorcan Boyd
  • England Tom Harvey

Defensive Linemen

  • England Jamie Scholter
  • England Mike Thompson
  • England Stacy Martin
  • England Jon Stobbs
  • England James O'Brien
  • England Stu Henry
  • England Alex MacKinnon-Campbell
  • England Frazer Beattie

Linebackers

  • England Ashley Matthews
  • England Kieran Matthews
  • England James Beckett
  • Poland Nick Tomaszewski
  • Czech Republic Vojta Sabela
  • England Andrew Wilkins
  • England Chris Smith
  • England Lee Alford
  • England Jonathan Parkinson

Defensive Backs

  • England Robert Hardwick
  • England Micky Fisher
  • England Stephen Brown
  • England Prem Singh
  • England Adam Wilson
  • England Chris Hayes
  • England Danny Johns
  • England Sam Fisher

Team Records[edit]

Year Division Wins Lossess Ties Percentage
1995 BAFA Division Three North East Conference 10 0 0 1.000
1996 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 6 4 0 0.600
1997 BSL Division One Northern Conference 7 1 2 0.889
1998 BSL Division One Northern Conference 5 5 0 0.500
1999 BSL Division One Northern Conference 6 3 0 0.667
2000 BSL Division One Northern Conference 2 6 0 0.250
2001 BSL Division One Northern Conference 1 7 0 0.125
2002 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 7 1 2 0.889
2003 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 9 0 1 0.995
2004 BSL Division One A Northern Conference 3 6 1 0.335
2005 BAFL 1A Northern Conference 2 7 1 0.225
2006 BAFL 1A Northern Conference 0 10 0 0.000
2007 BAFL 2 Central Conference 8 2 0 0.800
2008 BAFL 2 Central Conference 9 0 1 0.995
2009 BAFL 1 South West Conference 2 8 0 0.200
2010 BAFL 1 South West Conference 1 9 1 0.115
2011 BAFANL 1 Central Conference 6 4 0 0.600
2012 BAFANL 1 Northern Conference 7 3 0 0.700
2013 BAFANL Premier Division 1 9 0 0.100
2014 BAFANL Premier Division 1 8 0 0.111
2015 BAFANL 1 Northern Conference 4 5 1 0.445
2016 BAFANL Midlands Football Conference 1 6 4 0 0.600
2017 BAFANL Northern Conference Division 1 South 7 3 0 0.700

Playoffs[edit]

Year Opponent W/L Score
2016 BAFANL Edinburgh Wolves Loss 22-6

Junior Team[edit]

The Nottingham Caesars also field a Junior team in the U19 competition.

Year Division Wins Losses Ties Percentage
2015 BAFANL U19 North Two 4 1 1 0.750
2016 BAFANL U19 South Two 3 3 0 0.500

Playoffs[edit]

Year Opponent W/L Score
2016 BAFANL U19 Plate Semi London Blitz W 12-0
2016 BAFANL U19 Plate Final Highland Wildcats L 22-14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "60 seconds with American Football team Nottingham Caesars head coach Barry Boseley". NottinghamPost.com. Nottingham Post. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Nottingham Caesars". www.britballnow.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nottingham Hoods". www.britballnow.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Standings 15". dblcoverage.com. Double Coverage. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 

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