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A History of the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts

The Portsmouth Dreadnoughts were founded in 2012 by a small group of players who wanted to play American Football in Portsmouth. In the beginning, training sessions consisted of a small group throwing a ball about in a field – but a seed had been planted.

Over the weeks, more and more people joined the team and training sessions were formalised and structured. The team applied for membership of the British American Football Association (BAFA) and soon were playing their first games. Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength, adding a women’s team and a youth academy. The Dreadnoughts Adult Team now plays in the BAFANL SFC 1 Central Division after winning promotion in 2018.

The Teams

Adult Team

Head Coach: Andrew Wood

Men and women aged 18+

The Portsmouth Dreadnoughts Adult Team trains and plays their home games at Cockleshell Community Sports Club. Open to men and women aged 18 and over, the team welcomes new recruits at any time of the year.

Key personnel

Chairman: Mike Kiddell
Treasurer: Panash Chinex
Welfare Manager: Sam Guillen
Head coach: Andrew Wood

Women’s Adult Team

Head Coach: Callum Murdoch

Women aged 18+

The Portsmouth Dreadnoughts Women’s Team trains and plays their home games at Havant Rugby Club. Open to women aged 18 and over, the team welcomes new recruits at any time of the year.

Key personnel

Chairman: ***
Treasurer: ***
Welfare Manager: ***
Head coach: Callum Murdoch

Youth Academy

Head Coach: Sam Guillen

Boys and Girls aged 13-16

The youth academy is called the Portsmouth Admirals, and the team trains and plays their home games at Cockleshell Community Sports Club. Open to boys and girls aged 13-16, the team welcomes new recruits at any time of the year.

Key personnel

Chairman: ***
Treasurer: ***
Welfare Manager: ***
Head coach: Sam Guillen