Our September Club of the Month is one that has been in Britball for over 15 years and has built up into a large club over the years with now teams from U11 level up to Seniors. Mark Read from the club tells us more about the East Kent Mavericks and how you can get involved.
- When was the club formed?
The Mavericks were formed in 2001
- What teams do you currently have?
Senior squad, U19s, U17,s U14s, U11s
- Where and when do you train?
Football training : Simon Langton Boys School, Nackington Lane, Canterbury,
Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm, Sundays 3:00-5:00pm
U19 & u17s
Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm, Sundays 3:00-5:00pm
U14s & u11s
Crossfit Stone Towers, Barton Industrial Estate, Canterbury, Kent,
- What are your plans for the next 12 months?
Seniors will be to continue to grow the club and attract new players. Seniors are aiming for a 10-0 season (don’t you always) and to make it to playoffs again and fight for promotion.
U19s took 2017 season out, this year will be the re-build and fighting back to competitive form
U17s finished 5th in the country at the end of the season and will be looking for another perfect division sweep and britbowl final again.
U14s & U11s will continue to compete in the SEYAF championship and bring home both final titles this year.
- Why should people get into American Football?
American football is one of the most inclusive sports around. It welcomes individuals of any shape, size or gender and finds them a place. For children it remains non-contact until 14 years of age and focuses on team work, technique and sportsmanship. It is a great way to socialise, get fit, and have fun.
- What is the clubs greatest achievement?
Seniors: Historically, Div 1 south Champions 2012, and going 6-4 in Premiership in 2013.
U17s finishing 5th best team in country in 2017
- Why should people join the Mavs?
The Mavs is a fun and competitive club that likes to win, we welcome all comers and run a competitive yet fun and inclusive programme at all levels. In the future we would also like to have a women’s team so if any ladies are thinking of trying the sport get in touch!!
- What would be your favourite football moment ever?
Personally, having been with the Mavericks for two seasons my favourite football moment was not actually a game, but when the Mavericks came together to remember Ian White, a coach who had passed away in 2016. Some players carried his coffin to the crematorium in jerseys and we had memorial stickers made for players to wear in the 2017 season and Ian’s son Colin coming back to play for the Mavs in memory truly showing we have a #MavsFamily
- Sum up the club in 25 words or less
Inclusive, fun, competitive, family, winners
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