Cornish Sharks


The Cornish Sharks were founded in 2005 by Brian Smallworth, Richard Atkinson and Martin Phillips, all of whom were experienced players or coaches looking to bring American football back to Cornwall after the demise of the county’s only other team the Duchy Destroyers, who had folded some eleven years earlier.

The team was accepted into the South West conference of Division 2. Despite an opening day defeat to the Andover Thrashers, they soon bounced back with three wins, including two consecutive shutouts.¬†They eventually finished with a 7-3 record, tied with the Thrashers, but were awarded second place by virtue of having scored more points in the teams’ two meetings during the regular season.

In doing so, they made British American football history by becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs in their first ever season.

For more information about the Cornish Sharks visit their website


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