The university of Chester Legion is an all-inclusive American football team for all students of the university across all campuses.
The squad entered the BUCS league in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, resulting in the team’s first win last year over Bradford.
The Legion is made up of players who have come from sporting backgrounds such as football, rugby or basketball and have fancied something new and players who have made a significant impact on the squad who have never played a competitive sport before. Some who love the game and want to be involved but not on the playing side of things, come to the club as coaches, photographers or part of the stats crew in what is becoming the fastest growing sport in the UK.
The coaching staff are made up of ex-players of the Chester Romans, Crewe Railroaders, Manchester Allstars, Halton Spartans and the Merseyside Nighthawks. With their vast experience, they can take an absolute beginner to a good player and an experienced player and make them even better by having positional specific coaches in each role.
Helmets and pads are provided on a cheap rental basis, so players don’t have to worry about spending a small fortune on equipment. The only necessary items are a gumshield and boots.
So whether you’re a seasoned veteran or have only just heard of the sport and fancy giving it a go, just bring the right attitude and desire to win, you’ll fit right in.
Respect All, Fear None.
"I joined the Legion to push myself physically and learn a new sport whilst forming strong friendships with my teammates, all of which has benefited me outside of university" - Adam Rolfe
"I joined the legion to take part in a sport I had heard so much about, but knew nothing of, given me more confidence as a person due to taking part in a team sport" - Matt Macauley
"Having played American Football before, I joined to represent the University in a sport that I love" - Jordan Hall