POTY – A Closer Look: Wembley Stallions

At a glance:

  • Adult – (10-0) #1 in SFC II East, Division Two South Finalists.
  • Women’s – Sapphire Series Division 2 South and East Champions (5-1) and Opal Series Silver Tournament Winners
  • Youth – (3-8-1) #5 London Conference
  • Looking to add a Junior team to compete in 2018

 

The newest of the London clubs is capitalising on opportunities

Founded in 2013, this London club puts the emphasis on providing a safe and fun opportunity for anyone, exemplified by the welcoming words of HC Warren Smart,

“All we ask is a willingness to try…”.

This emphasis hasn’t stopped them being a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron as the Senior team went undefeated through the regular season, their women’s side lost only a single game in the Sapphire Series, and following a tough regular series in the hotly contested Opal South, went undefeated through the Opal Silver Tournament!

As such, expectations are that we’ll be seeing both the Adult and Women’s teams playing Division One balling in 2018!

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The recurring theme amongst their successful teams has been dominant defense, the senior team giving up a measly 6.8 papg (6.3 papg regular season) and in Sapphire they conceded only 13 papg.

And if this alone doesn’t impress, their dynamic offenses also grabbed headlines – both Senior and Sapphire teams amassing more than 35 points per game!

Photo (c) P&M Photography, thanks to Pif and Mark Hill

Although the Youth squad struggled in the 2017 season, they did manage to hand a loss to a strong London Warriors outfit. Additional experience should see them emulating their older teams in the coming seasons.

With plans for a Junior team to join the stampede in 2018, this programme is ensuring they’ll be able to sustain the success they’ve found so far.

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A club focused on inclusiveness and community, yet able to field strong squads highlights the level of success can be found if you are willing to try.

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Chris Fox

Chris didn’t start playing British American Football until his late 20's, joining the Oxford Saints in 2014 before transferring to the Cambridgeshire Cats in 2017. A naturally verbose writing style led to his ramblings being published by the Saints content hungry media department. He ended up joining DC during the summer of 2016 as an outlet for his creative talents, after a team transfer left him with more time on his hands. Since then he’s been a regular contributor to the BAFANL power rankings and predictions for DC, even occasionally dipping his toe into the Opinions and Editorials.