POTY – A Closer Look: The London Blitz

At a glance:

  • Adult – (9-1-0) Premiership South Champions, attending twelfth straight Britbowl Championship game
  • Only Britball programme to boast TWO Adult BAFA League teams
  • Under 19s – (5-1-0) Britbowl National Champions
  • Under 17s – 2nd Place London Conference, National Plate Playoffs
Image c/o Facebook.com/londonblitz

Consistent Greatness, Consistent Success – #TPBF

You will not find a more consistently successful Britball programme in the last decade of the British game.

When other clubs were just a twinkle in their founders’ eyes, the London Blitz were competing in and winning National Championships at all levels of the British game – something that continued to hold true in 2017.

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Their flagship adult programme returned to the top of the toughest conference in Britball in 2017, winning an umpteenth Premiership Title, and broke their own record with a twelfth straight trip to the National Championship game!

Photography (C) Samcrow Lee

Sure, their adult side came up short, but not so for their dynamic Under 19’s squad, who truly found form when it counted – overcoming a second place finish in their conference, to romp their way convincingly to the National Championship game. There, they outscored an electric East Kilbride Pirates team in an incredible fixture that does huge credit to the state of the developmental game in this country.

Coach Jason Henry was named the new GB Lions Under 19s Head Coach, following the re-establishment of the programme in 2017

Their success is in no small part thanks to a committed, quality coaching staff – Adult Head Coach Damian Anderson‘s intensity carries down throughout the programme, and the U19s’ Jason Henry was rewarded for his commitment to player development with the GB Lions’ Head Coach position in March 2017.

News this past week that U19’s Britbowl MVP, Aaron Mahoney-Jones, has earned himself the opportunity to ball-out stateside is just the latest in a long line of successes for the Blitz, and their close partners at Dynamic Sports Academy, in providing opportunities for athletes to advance themselves through sport.

If your definition of a great football programme is based upon consistent success, at the highest levels of the game? (And it should be!)

Then look no further than the London Blitz!

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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