Shropshire Revolution

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Shropshire Revolution
Official Team Logo
Year Formed 2006
Team Colours White helmets, Purple/Yellow shirts, Purple/Yellow pants and White and Purple socks
Home Field Telford Athletics Stadium. Oakengates Leisure Centre, TF2 7AB
Conference Alignment NFC 1 SOUTH
Head Coach Stephen Tonks
2007 Regular Season Record (2-8-0)
2008 Regular Season Record (5-5-0)
2009 Regular Season Record (5-4-1)
2010 Regular Season Record (7-3-0)
2011 Regular Season Record (8-2)
2012 Regular Season Record (1-8-1)
2014 Regular Season Record (6-2-2)
2015 Regular Season Record (0-10-0)
2016 Regular Season Record (6-4-0)
2017 Regular Season Record (10-0)
Playoff Record (7-4)
Playoff Appearances (11)
Conference Championships (1)
Divisional Championships (2)
League Championships (0)
BritBowl Championships (0)
Official Team Helmet

The Shropshire Revolution are a British American football team based in Telford, Shropshire, in the Midlands, England.

The Team are currently members of the British American Football Association National League.

The Shropshire Revolution are in South Division of the BAFANL NFC 2 Conference.

History[edit]

The Shropshire Revolution American Football team were formed in January 2006 by like minded enthusiasts and fans of the game, via a forum on the website of NFLUK.[1]

Seven players met for the first session in the Town Park Bowl on Saturday 21 January 2006, when the following week a management team was formed.

Initial discussions were along the lines of Flag Football until the team were ready to think about entering an application for kitted league football.

Media interest from BBC Local Television, BBC Radio Shropshire, the Shropshire Star newspaper, and Beacon Radio swelled the numbers of those interested in viewing and participating in the game considerably over the following weeks and a competition, run on Beacon Radio to choose the team name from a short list, declared that the team shall be known as the 'Shropshire Revolution' . The management team worked towards becoming an Associate Member of the British American Football League. This application was successful and the team was granted associate membership on 2 July 2006.

The team's first game took place on 1 October 2006. In front of around 200 people, the Revolution beat the Lincolnshire Bombers 30-6. This was followed on 15 October by the team's first away game against the Leicestershire Falcons, which the Revolution won 28-14. A home game against the Leicestershire Falcons on 28 October saw the Revolution with a 29-0 victory.

On 1 November the league confirmed that the Revolutions application for league membership for the 2007 season, had been successful.

The Shropshire Revolution cheerleader squad are called the Revolution Royals.[2]

Venue[edit]

Revolution home games take place at Telford Athletics Stadium. Oakengates Leisure Centre, New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, TF2 7AB.

Home games have a 2:30pm kick off time and entry is free.[citation needed]

Training sessions are held on Sundays through out the season at TCAT College, Haybridge Rd, Wellington, Telford TF1 2NP.

2017 Season[edit]

Team Date Result
@ Lincolnshire Bombers 9/4/17 W 42-8
v Halton Spartans 23/04/17 W 39-10
@ Chester Romans 30/04/17 W 24-21
@ Halton Spartans 04/05/17 W 24-14
v Humber Warhawks 04/06/17 W 62-6
v Lincolnshire Bombers 11/06/17 W 41-14
@ Staffordshire Surge 2/07/17 W 53-00
v Chester Romans 16/07/17 W 30-0
v Crewe Railroaders 30/07/17 W 52-7
@ Humber Warhawks 06/08/17 W 82-0

2010 Season schedule and results[edit]

Team Date Kick Off Result
Shropshire Revolution Vs Lancashire Wolverines 17/04/10 3.30pm W 15-10
Shropshire Revolution @ Glasgow Tigers 09/05/10 2.30pm L 07-12
Shropshire Revolution @ Manchester Titans 30/05/10 2.30pm L 20-36
Shropshire Revolution Vs Sheffield Predators 06/06/10 2.30pm W 48-12
Shropshire Revolution Vs Staffordshire Surge 20/06/10 2.30pm W 25-09
Shropshire Revolution @ Staffordshire Surge 27/06/10 12.00pm W 43-06
Shropshire Revolution @ Sheffield Predators 04/07/10 2.30pm W 28-00
Shropshire Revolution Vs Chester Romans 25/07/10 2.30pm W 44-00
Shropshire Revolution @ Hull Hornets 01/08/10 2.30pm W 01-00
Shropshire Revolution Vs Edinburgh Wolves 07/08/10 2.30pm L 03-06

See also[edit]

Previous American Football teams in Shropshire:

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