Gloucester Centurions

American Football has been played in Gloucester since its debut in the United Kingdom in the early 80’s.

In early 2007 a team called the Gloucester Banshees set up in the city of Gloucester. Many of the Banshees staff were involved in previous teams, such as the Severn Vale Royals, West Country Phoenix, Cheltenham Chieftains, Cotswold Bears and the Gloucester Boars.

The Banshees first fully kitted game was with Premiership “giants” Bristol Aztecs. This game was a one-sided affair with the Aztecs posting 50 points without reply. But, the Banshees were soon to taste their first win, when they beat a full strength Reading Renegades. A late season game with Division One Oxford Saints ended with victory going to the Saints but the Banshees had successfully completed their Associate campaign and awaited the deliberations of the assessor from League HQ.

From 2012 onward the team were renamed to the Centurions and competed against the likes of Oxford, Bournemouth, Cornwall, Farnham, Swindon and Bristol.

In 2015 the Centurions are in Division II – Southern Football Conference West along with the Saints.


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