POTY – A Closer Look: Kent Exiles

Quick glance:
  • Adult – (8-2) #2 SFCI, Division One South Semi-Finalists in year immediately following promotion
  • Junior – (6-0) South One Conference Champions, National Champions!
  • Youth – (10-2) London SE Conference Champions, National Finalists 4th year in a row
  • U14, U11 – South East Youth American Football (SEYAF) Champions
  • Founded Women’s Team

Kent Exiles are one of the true up-and-coming programmes in the Britball Nation.

Established in 1986 they’re far from a young programme, but in recent years they’ve found particular success.

More importantly they’ve done it in the best way possible – through building a sustainable programme focused upon grassroots development!

Image courtesy of Kent Exiles
Image courtesy of Kent Exiles – KentExiles.co.uk

The core of the Exiles’ success and growth comes courtesy of their development of players through their full range of kitted and non-kitted teams.

The Exiles have built up to be able to offer a full range of Britball opportunities, including kicking off their Women’s team in 2016, and announcing a second Youth team entering the league in 2017!

Their Adult team saw success in what was probably the hottest conference in Division One, and will be amongst the favourites to see promotion to the Premiership by the end of 2017.

With Exiles products making names for themselves across Uniball, and integration between teams building strong links between the different components of the programme, the Exiles’ playing and coaching roster should only continue to grow allowing the programme to offer more and more opportunities in South East London and Kent.

Photography by Whizzyfingers Photography - flickr.com/whizzyfingers/ Courtesy of Kent Exiles
Photography by Whizzyfingers Photography – flickr.com/whizzyfingers/
Courtesy of Kent Exiles

2016 saw the programme’s Junior team lift their first Britbowl trophy, and as these ballers continue to graduate to the Adult side we can only see more success on the horizon for the Exiles!

As the sport continues to grow in the UK, expect the Exiles to be right at the fore.

www.kentexiles.co.uk

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1