Patriots bidding to bring gridiron back into Lynn

King's Lynn Patriots American Football Club,  getting in some practice, Jonny George (left) and Cameron Field (right) ANL-140812-093428009
King's Lynn Patriots American Football Club, getting in some practice, Jonny George (left) and Cameron Field (right) ANL-140812-093428009
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A re-formed American Football team in Lynn aims to be back competing in league action within two years.

The Lynn Patriots were originally formed in 1984 (known then as the Royals) and played their first gridiron game on December 2 the same year, against the Harlow Warlords.

King's Lynn Patriots American Football Club players ANL-140812-093529009

King's Lynn Patriots American Football Club players ANL-140812-093529009

After four years the club disbanded with a career record of 15 wins and 28 losses including a respectable 5-5 record in the Budweiser League Premier Division Central Conference in 1987.

Last month the Patriots reformed with the help of original members and former coaches, and they hold Sunday and midweek practice where an average of 20 to 25 players a week attend.

As part of its three-year plan the club aims to undertake a 10-game competitive season for its senior team in 2016 with junior training to commence. It wants the junior team to begin its debut competition the following year.

Players 18 years and older are wanted, of any shape, size or level of experience. The Patriots are also looking for coaches, funding, sponsors, facilities and volunteers/support members.

To find out more information about supporting the club, ‘like’ the Facebook page “King’s Lynn Patriots American Football Club”, or email kingslynnpatriots@outlook.com