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Match Preview: Knottingley Raiders @ Birmingham Bulls

Match Preview: Knottingley Raiders @ Birmingham Bulls

The start of the 2018 BAFA season sees the Raiders make their first visit to the midlands to face the relegated Birmingham Bulls. Hot favourites to with Division 2 North, Birmingham Bulls, will be looking to make a strong start to their battle back to Division 1.

Coming off of a losing season in their debut year in BAFA, Raiders have a point to prove. With coaching and personnel changes over the off-season, Marsh Lane is buzzing with anticipation to get back out on the field and play some hard-hitting football.

Date: 15/03/18
Time: 14:00
Venue: Holly Lane Sports And Social Club, Birmingham, B24 9LH.

Raiders appoint Michael Fox as Defensive Coordinator

Raiders appoint Michael Fox as Defensive Coordinator

The Knottingley Raiders committee are please to announce the appointment of Michael Fox as our Defensive Coordinator. After a 30+ year love affair with american football, after first seeing Manchester Spartans play ball in 1984, Michael answered the call for our search for a DC.

Having seen Knottingley play in their debut season in BAFA National Leagues, Michael was keen to work with the club and offered his services on a short-term trial basis. Having impressed both players and coaches alike, Michael has accepted the position of DC and is keen to make an impact this year in the NFC 2 South.

We look forward to watching our defense develop under his guidance.

Season Preview: 2018 Alignments announced by BAFA

Season Preview: 2018 Alignments announced by BAFA

As BAFA announce the newly aligned landscape of the Adult Contact National Leagues for the 2018 season, Knottingley Raiders are shifted over to NFC II South for the upcoming season, along with Birmingham Bulls, Crewe Railroaders, Humber Warhawks, Lincolnshire Bombers and Staffordshire Surge.

More coming soon…

Raiders seek Defensive Coordinator and positional coaches

Raiders seek Defensive Coordinator and positional coaches

The Raiders are seeking an experienced coach to fill the role of Defensive Coordinator. In addition, we will also accept applications for other coaching positions. All members of the coaching staff are expected to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Develop the skills of rookies and veterans alike.
  • Liaise with other coaches to maximise the effectiveness of training sessions.
  • Attend training sessions (Sunday mornings) and games as often as possible.
  • Contribute to development of schemes and analysis of games.
  • BAFCA level 1 certified, or willing to obtain certification with support from the club.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Knottingley Raiders organisation please contact us through our Facebook Page and/or here.

2017-18 Committee voted in as the Raiders look ahead to next season

2017-18 Committee voted in as the Raiders look ahead to next season

On Monday 28th August, Knottingley Raiders’ AGM was held at their club house.

As Andy Lund moves on from his role of treasurer (the club would like to thank Andy for his commitment to his role), an expanded committee was voted in to prepare for the season ahead and to help the Raiders grow and reach their potential.

The committee is as follows for 2017-18:

Chairman: Zakk Constance
Secretary: Brad Dobson
Treasurer: Lucas Klumb
Players Representative: James Griffin
Welfare Officer: Danny Owen
Game Management: Sophie Seal
Head Coach: Zakk Constance

We look forward to the 2018 season and are confident the Raiders are in the right hands.