Adult Team

The Portsmouth Dreadnoughts are an American Football team currently based at Havant RFC. Founded in 2012, the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts Adult Team offers American Football for Men & Women over the age of 18.

Having joined the league in 2014, the Adult Team now competes in the SFC 1 Central Division. The Adult Team was promoted to Division 1 in 2018, finishing as finalists in the Division 2 South.

The Adult Team Head Coach is Luke Head-Rapson, having been appointed in 2016. Coach Head-Rapson has overseen a turnaround at the club, taking over following a 2-8 season and leading the club to back to back Division 2 playoff appearances and ultimately promotion for 2019. In recognition of this, Coach Head-Rapson was nominated for BAFCA’s Coach of the Year Award in 2018.

Adult Honours

2018 Division 2 South Runners Up


Wednesday19:00 - 21:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00

Practice is held at Havant RFC.

Our practices are open and your first three sessions are free.


  • I’m immensely proud of how far this team has come and look forward to another successful season.

    Luke Head-Rapson
    Head Coach
  • This team continues to go from strength to strength and the players are always looking to improve.

    Dave Gibbs
    Offensive Coordinator

Coaching Staff

Luke Head-Rapson
Head Coach | Defensive Coordinator
Dave Gibbs
Offensive Coordinator | Wide Receivers Coach
Andrew Wood
Co-Defensive Coordinator | Linebackers Coach
Cliff Boddington
Quarterbacks Coach
Chris Hillman
Running Backs Coach
Brandon McCoy
Offensive Line Coach
Mike Kiddell
Defensive Line Coach
James Harris
Defensive Backs Coach

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