Senior History > 2002




Coaches

RoleName
H/CCURSLEY, Nick
DEFSMITH, Ted
L/CWOOD, Phil
S/TJEFKINS, Martin
STATCLARKE, Simon
STATSMITH, Michael
SIDESMITH, Mary
SIDEPESTER, Claire

Players

#PosName
1QBMOUNTAIN, Andy
2DBFIELD, Colin
3WRJEACOCK, Terry
5RBNASH, Lee
7LBBAINBRIDGE, Antony
8DBWEBBER, Hayden
10WRBOFFEY, Martin
15RBNEWMAN, John
20RBFOX, Nigel
26LBDEACON, Graham
27DBGUNSTONE, Neil
30LBTOMPSETT, Matt
31TEMACIOLEK, Kris
32RBWILLIAMS, Rob
33DBBERRY, Steve
36RBWHITTINGTON, David
40DBCOLLISON, Steve
41DBEVANS, Mark
44LBCROUCHER, John
45RBHANDS, Alan
50LBALEXIS, Aaron
51OLTAYLOR, Andrew
52OLOSBORN, Robert
55LBEAD, Gary
56DLHOLMES, Arron
57DLMEWSE, Gary
58DLWOOD, Phil
62OLPESTER, Paul
63OLPESTER, Dave
69DLALEXIS, Carl
73OLDANIELS, Justin
79OLLINNAIRD, Chris
83WRDAVIS, Steve
84WRHALL, Roydel
85WRJEFKINS, Martin
89WRHYAMS, Kieron

2002 Season

8 games, and progess starts to show.


Regular Season

 Date Time OpponentVenue       ResultMedia
 21-04-2002 14:30 Chiltern Cheetahs AWAY T14 - 14View Photo Gallery  
 28-04-2002 14:30 Norwich Devils AWAY L- 60View Photo Gallery  
 05-05-2002 14:30 Maidstone Pumas HOME W- 0 
 19-05-2002 14:30 Plymouth Admirals AWAY L10 - 52View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 02-06-2002 14:30 Cambridgeshire Cats HOME L12 - 32View Match Programme 
 16-06-2002 14:30 Essex Spartans HOME L12 - 21View Match Report View Photo Gallery View Match Programme 
 23-06-2002 14:30 South Wales Warriors HOME L- 26View Match Programme 
 21-07-2002 14:30 Southend Sabres AWAY L- 14View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 28-07-2002 12:00 Oxford Saints NEUTRAL L- 28View Match Report View Photo Gallery  

 

Statistics

The 2002 season saw the Exiles with a dedicated group of coaches and players, as well as great backroom support, and a comittment to strengthen the team by building a youth structure, but resulted in another disappointing year which had shown promise in pre-season, although we did greatly improve on the 2001 season, and grew as a team for the second year running.

The 2002 Squad


Our final record of 1-7-1 was our best in three years, although we were still to win a game in our own right, rather than being awarded the points.

The season was blemished slightly by the demise of the Maidstone Puma's who were forced to pull out on the eve of the season due to lack of players, thus giving us only an eight game schedule rather than 10.

The game versus the Oxford Saints was played at the Varsity Centre, Guildford, home of the Farnham Knights, as part of a double header game.

The real success of the year was the inception of the youth teams, after finding a coach in Mike Pemberton, the Exiles recruited around 15 children to play, and formed cadet (7-11 years) and  junior (11-14 years) flag football squads.

 
The historic first youth team

Both teams played in two tournaments in the summer, with the Cadets winning their second tournament, and the Juniors only losing to the defending national champions by one touchdown in theirs.

The end of the 2002 season also saw the retirement of Nick Cursley as head coach, Nick had been a great servant to the club, and a driving force behind the steady improvement the playing squad had shown.

2002 Standings - BSL Div 2 South
Team Won Loss Tie For Against Percentage
Norwich Devils 9 0 0 271 38 1.000
Plymouth Admirals 7 2 0 304 140 0.778
Cambridgeshire Cats 6 3 0 107 102 0.667
Sabres 5 4 0 144 135 0.556
Chiltern Cheetahs 3 5 1 89 183 0.338
Oxford Saints 3 6 0 98 144 0.333
South Wales Warriors 3 6 0 177 174 0.333
Essex Spartans 3 6 0 100 139 0.333
Kent Exiles 1 7 1 69 247 0.167


END OF SEASON AWARDS

Players player of the year: Martin Jefkins
Coaches player of the year: Rob Osborn
Offensive player of the year: Andy Mountain
runner up: Martin Jefkins
Defensive player of the year: Mat Tompsett
runner up: Gary Mewse
Special Teams player of the year: Roy Hall
runner up: Mat Tompsett
Lineman of the year: Paul Pester
runner up: Justin Daniels
Rookie of the year: Kris Maciolek
runner up: Steve Collison 


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