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Staffordshire Surge

Staffordshire Surge (American football)

The Staffordshire Surge are an American football club based in Stoke-On-Trent, England. They currently play in the BAFL Division 1 North league of the British American Football League.

Staffordshire Surge
Year Formed 1994
Team Colours Helmet: White, Jersey: Blue and White, Pants: White
Home Field Stoke RUFC, Stoke-On-Trent
Conference Alignment BAFL Division 1, North
Head Coach John Farmiloe
Honours Conference champions 1994
Record Regular season 59-37-6
Record Post season 3-10-0


The Staffordshire Surge were formed in 1994 as the successor to the Stoke Spitfires. Training started in January 1994. With an initial squad of 25 the newly named "Staffordshire Surge" were accepted into the British Senior League in Division IV for the inaugural season.


2006 BAFL Division One A North

2005 BAFL Division One A North 5-5-0*

2004 BSL Division One A North 5-4-1*

2003 BSL Division Two North 7-2-1*

2002 BSL Division Two North 5-5-0*

2001 BSL Division Two North 6-1-1* (played as AP Surge)

2000 BSL Division Two North 6-2-0* (played as AP Surge)

1999 BSL Division Two North 2-6-0 (played as AP Surge)

1998 BSL Division One North 1-8-1

1997 BSL Division One North 6-2-2*

1996 BSL Division Two 6-4-0*

1995 BAFA Division Three NorthWest 5-2-1*

1994 BAFA Division Four 10-0-0*

  • Made the playoffs


Fewest points conceded in a season

26pts - Staffordshire Surge, BAFA Div.4 1994 10th in all-time standings.


The Staffordshire Surge youth and junior teams were formed in 2005 (Easter) by Manager of senior team John Farmiloe and Coach Geoff Lowe; with the first youth players being Chris Thompson and Tom Pilling. The youth where aided with the help of a grant from Stoke-on-Trent Community Chest (part of the Neighborhood Renewal Fund). Youth Team first played a 5 on 5 flag tournament in winter of 2005. Since then players have been developed to continue the youth development after they have leave to move on to senior football. With the support of coach geoff lowe, Chris Thompson became the country's youngest level 2 coach at 18. Combined with this grant and the additional support from the Royal Mail Sports Foundation the club can now provide young players with helmets, shoulder pads and uniform, as well as training equipment that allows the coaches to teach the sport with the emphasis on playing the game safely. The juniors first player was a Sam Parkinson and Richard ????? being under 16 a younger side was developed. the juniors had there first game in **th April. With that being a full contact 5 on 5 tournament.

The age groups catered for are: junior (age 14 – 16) and youth (age 16 – 19) in the Stoke-On-Trent area.

External links

  • for seniors and youth/ juniors
  • (bebo) for a tribute site for seniors and youth junior

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