Lancashire Wolverines

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Lancashire Wolverines
Established 1987; 33 years ago (1987)
Based in Blackburn
Home stadium Lightfoot Green, Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club
Head coach Alex Dunn
League BAFA National Leagues
Division BAFA NL Division One North Conference
League titles 0
Division titles 2 (2011, 2012)

The Lancashire Wolverines are a British American football team based in Preston, Lancashire and are currently playing in the Division 1 of the BAFA National Leagues. Based at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club, the Wolverines are an amateur team recruiting players from across the North West of England.

The Wolverines first competed in British American Football from 1989 and were present until 2004 when off-field problems caused them to pull out of the league.

Back in the league, after a few years, the Wolverines went 9-1 in the 2011 season in division 2. They were beaten at the semi final stage of the post season, but regardless of this were granted promotion to Division 1 North in a league reshuffle.

Academy of Football

The Lancashire Wolverines as an 18 year old+ squad are the senior team in the Lancashire Academy of Football [1] . The teams under the academy banner are:

  • Lancashire Wolverines, adult (18+) kitted team
  • Lancaster Bombers, University kitted team
  • UCLan Rams, University kitted team
  • Chorley Buccaneers, cadet (7-11yr olds), junior flag teams (11-14yr olds) & youth kitted team (14-16 year olds).
  • Standish Raiders, junior flag teams (11-14yr olds) & youth kitted team (14-16 year olds).

Wolverines Team history

The Old Wolverines logo

The Wolverines first competed in British American Football from 1989 and were present until 2004 when off-field problems caused them to pull out of the league.

They were formed from the remnants of the Wigan Wolverines, and were bolstered by the merger with the Lancashire Chieftains in 1990. The Wolverines competed in the BNGL during its six-year existence, and thereafter have been in the British American Football League. Lancashire have made the playoffs on 7 occasions, but have yet to win a Bowl. They reached the BSL Division Two final in 1998 and were promoted to Division One only to quickly return in 1999. Division one status was regained in 2002, and the Wolverines finished that season with a 3-7-0 record. A better year in 2003, resulted in a winning record in Division One with a 5-2-1 record, this season included the only ever Wolverines away victory against the Birmingham Bulls American Football Team, the game was very close with the final score 6-0 to Lancashire. Birmingham responded by handing out a 50-8 reply in the end of season playoffs. Despite location in a new venue in 2004 (the impressive Bolton Arena), the Wolverines pulled out of the league mid-season.

Back in the league, after a few years, the Wolverines went 9-1 in the 2011 season in division 2. They were beaten at the semi final stage of the post season, but regardless of this were granted promotion to Division 1 North in a league reshuffle.

Season records

2018 BAFA NL Division One North Conference (tbc)

2017 BAFA NL Premier Division North Conference 0-10-0 (R)

2016 BAFA NL Premier Division North Conference 3-7-0

2015 BAFA NL Premier Division North Conference 8-2-0*

2014 BAFA NL Premier Division North Conference 6-3-0*

2013 BAFA NL Premier Division North Conference 5-5-0

2012 BAFA NL Division One North 7-3-0*

2011 BAFA NL Division Two 9-1-0*

2010 BAFL Division Two North Conference 6-4-0

2009 BAFL Division Two North Conference 5-4-1

2008 BAFL Division Two North Conference 6-4-0

2007 BAFL Division Two North Conference 4-6-0

2004 BSL Division One Northern Conference 3-7-0**

2003 BSL Division One Northern Conference 5-2-1*

2002 BSL Division One Northern Conference 3-7-0

2001 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 7-0-1*

2000 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 2-5-1

1999 BSL Division One Northern Conference 0-10-0

1998 BSL Division Two North Eastern Conference 9-1-0*

1997 BSL Division One Northern Conference 0-10-0

1996 BSL Division Two Northern Conference 1-9-0

1995 BAFA Division Two North/Midlands Conference 9-1-0*

1994 BAFA Division Two North/Midlands Conference 5-2-1*

1993 BNGL Premier Division Midlands Conference 9-1-0*

1992 BNGL Premier Division Northern Conference 8-2-0*

1991 BNGL Premier Division North Western Conference 4-6-0

1990 BNGL First Division North Western Conference 8-1-1*

1989 BNGL First Division Northern B Conference 4-5-1

(¹Clinched playoff spot. ²Includes games awarded after midseason pulling out from league.)

External links

  • Team website
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