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U16s London Blitz Tournament Preview – Saturday 26th June 2021


The Under 16 Youth Kitted Team begin their long awaited season this Saturday. The venue is Finsbury Park Athletics Track, Endymion Rd, London N4 1EE – home of the London Blitz. This follows the postponement of our entire 2020 season, where no fixtures were played. Supporters are very welcome, but will not be permitted to be on our side-line due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Our first opponents in the tournament are the Hellingly Phoenix (an amalgamation of two clubs) and the game begins at 12 o’clock. We have never played a competitive contact match against Hellingly (as they are a recent addition to the league at this level) – only a friendly in 2019. The last time we played the Kent Phoenix was in 2017, when our then development squad, the Kent Exiles Outlaws were in their conference.


Hosts London Blitz are next up on the schedule for Saturday… The Blitz are our longest continuous rivalry with annual fixtures dating back over a decade. Their coach’s last comment to me in 2019 was “I hope we don’t have to play you three times again next year” His wish has come true as this year we are scheduled to play four times!


The Wembley Stallions are our final game of the day – they are a team that I admire for their resilience.


I am sincerely grateful to all of our opponents for putting out a team following difficult circumstances when many other clubs have not been able to do so.



Steve Lewis
Under 16 Contact Head Coach