London Warriors American Football Programme
06 June 2018
Warrior Family It's with great sadness that I have to inform you that one of the Orignal Warriors, Irenie Jenkins, Warrior extroadnaire has passed away. Those of you who got to know Irenie will no doubt remember her strength, wisdom and support that she offered to the Warriors during our fledgling years. Commiserations and continued blessings goes out to Rob Jenkins and his family during this difficult time. Irenie you are special and will always be remembered as a Warrior RIP
01 May 2018
Tigie Sankoh formerly of the South London
Renegades Junior Team, Filton Academy in Bristol and The London
Warriors Senior team as a Defensive Back has been recently
signed by the Cleveland Browns.Whilst playing with the Warriors he was later scouted for the NFL International Player Pathway Program.
27 April 2018
After a frustrating 2017 season as a affiliate team the London Warriors Juniors 2018 Seaon kicks off with the National Champions The London Blitz. The first home game come two weeks later against Hertordshire Cheetahs. The Warriors played a spirited game against the Cheetahs in their 2017 affiliate year losing 36-37 in a heart attack game losing on the last play. The week after we play against new boys Cobham Cougars, mainly gradutates from thier sucessful Youth team the Cougars should be a strong challenger in the conference. Onwards to Solent for a game against the Seahawks who were winners of the Southern Trophy. Next the Junior go away to Thames Valley to face the Tigers, two Junior team merged to from the Tigers another force in the southern conference for the Warriors to negotiate. And Finally a home game against Sussex Thunder, like the Warriors the Thunder have been out of National Competition for a while, no doubt they will be ready for a tough game.
10 April 2018
Former Warrior Coach Aden Durde has landed a job with the Atlanta Falcon. Durde has been appointed as an assistant defensive coach for the Atlanta Falcons which makes him the first british coach to be employed in a fulltime coaching role inthe NFL. Aden started off playing for the London Olympians before moving onto NFL Europe developmental league in 2003. The Londoner had stints with the Scottish Claymores and the Hamburg Blue Devils before getting the opportunity to get onto the NFL Practise squad of two teams. The Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Aden retired in 2008 and returned to London working as a youth Mentor in Enfield. After Three year Aden aslo reached out to the Warriors and became the Defensvie Coordinator for the Senior team as he wanted to get back into football.Aden Join the Cowboys as an intern in 2014, he since returned back to the USA to work with the Cowboys again and then twice with the Falcons whilst maintining the role as head of the NFL International Pathway Programme, Identifying potental NFL talent outside of America, and the rest you can say is history. The Warriorr Programme wishes Aden all the success in future hopefully more can follow in his footsteps.
19 March 2018
After finishing second in the southern conference with a record of 4-2 behind The Birmingham Lions the London Warriors were in position to challenge for the National Title come the Sapphire Finals Tournament.In the first semi final game they would face the number 1 seed from the North the Leeds Chargers the winner would face the winner of the Birmingham Lions and the Manchester Titans.The Warriors came up short 34-14 which means they would face the Manchester Titans for third place who got beaten by the Birmingham Lions 42-2. Whilst the Birmingham Lions rolled on to win thier 5th National Title 40-22. The London Warriors came in third with an impressive shut out win 34-0
20 December 2017
Time to catch up with another Warrior Sean Anthony. Sean joined the Warriors Youth team in 2013, played one season for the Cheetahs in 2014 before coming back to the Warriors and playing Junior football in 2015. in 2016 Sean departed for the States to play High School Football for the Bishop Montgomery Knights. fast forward to 2017 Sean has now graduated from High School and is Studying at Orange Coast Community College and is fighting for a spot on the roster at the Orange Coast College Pirates. The Warriors Youth and Junior coaching staff wish Sean all the best and will catch up with him in the near future
21 November 2017
We mention in an earlier article that Zac Cooney-Quinn earlier this year was sitting his SAT tests and applying for Schools State. Well Zac has just finished his first Season of football at IMG Academy of Sports in Florida. IMG Academy had close to 100 players turn up for their fall practise this year. With the rapid growth of their football program they enter two teams into competition this year. IMG first team finished undefeated at 9-0 whilst the IMG Blue team finished at a respectable 4-4. Zac played multiple positions on defence and also came up with some game saving plays.Watch this space as i'm sure we will hear more about him in the future.
30 October 2017
Former London Warrior Junior and Youth Player Jamal Hayden is
Making waves in Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. Making one of
the players of the Week against Seton Hall Griffins.
Congratulations to Jamal let's hope this is a first of many to come, Watch this space!