Ahead of kicking off their 2019 campaign, the Birmingham Bulls have announced they will be playing their upcoming season out of Kings Norton Rugby Club, bringing an end to a seven-year relationship with Holly Lane Sports & Social Club.
The Bulls will play their first fixture at their new venue on 14 April, hosting the Lincolnshire Bombers.
The Birmingham Bulls are pleased to announce Kings Norton Rugby Club as their new home venue for the upcoming 2019 season.
Following an extensive search for a suitable location the club can now confirm agreement with KNRC, based in South Birmingham, beginning at the end of this month, bringing to an end their 7 year stay at Holly Lane Sports & Social Club.
Speaking about the move, Chairman Stephen Stoakes said :
“While our search for a new venue has been a long one we are confident that the partnership we have agreed with KNRC will help us achieve our long term goal of providing a sustainable and successful American football programme for Birmingham and the surrounding areas.”
The Bulls will not be the first Britball club to play their games at KNRC however, with Redditch Arrows among the former tenants who have called Ash Lane their home.
Head Coach Matt Sheldon, a former Arrows player, is pleased to be making the return to the venue he once called home.
“Primarily the Bulls were looking for a facility that allowed us to feel at home and that offered us the opportunity to grow in a sustainable fashion.
“As a long time player with the Redditch Arrows, I am delighted to see the Bulls link with Kings Norton where I played a lot of football for the Arrows. Kings Norton have always been very supportive of the American Football community and that is incredibly valuable for us as a club.”
KNRC are also delighted with the move, adding :
“Kings Norton Rugby Club are delighted to welcome the Bulls as new tenants and wish them good luck for the new season”
The Bulls will cut the ribbon on their new home field on Sunday 14th April with their opening Division 2 fixture of the new season against the Lincolnshire Bombers.