Tamworth Phoenix have announced the first dates for their Organised Team Activities (OTAs) ahead of the 2018 season. This is an exciting opportunity for rookies and experienced players alike to come and see what being part of the Phamily is all about.  

      

Photograph courtesy of Adelie Hernandez Photography

The OTA days will be held at the Cheslyn Hay Sports Centre on Saturday the 18th November and Saturday 16th December.  A third OTA will take place in January – keep an eye out here or ‘like’ the team’s Facebook page for updates!  

Tamworth Phoenix will be training on a 3G pitch.  All you will need is sports wear, suitable footwear (no metal studs please), a gum shield and a helmet if you have one (there will be a limited number available to borrow on the day).  

Check out the Phoenix Facebook event for more information including location and timings for the day! 

 

#Phamily #RI2E #Ambitious #Selfless #Relentless  

 

 

HC Martin Hilton in action.

Head Coach Martin Hilton Steps Down

After a season for the record books Head Coach Martin Hilton has announced that he will be stepping down. At the team’s end of season awards, Coach Hilton made the announcement to the players and Phamily.

Martin’s reputation speaks for itself, defensive coordinator (now HC) for the Loughborough Students, GB Lions Seniors & Students DBs coach and last but no means least a 30-4 record as HC for the Phoenix over 3 seasons, with a final season finishing undefeated and Britbowl XXXI winners. Upon stepping down Martin told the team that although he’s stepping down as HC, he will still be around, stating that “I love this team, being part of this phamily, its special and I want to help it continue to grow and improve.”

Martin took the reins for the ‘Nix at a point where many around the league thought their days were numbered. Since then, alongside a hardworking coaching staff and committee the team has gone from strength to strength.

Coach Hilton with coordinators Dan Smith & Jason Scott

Coach Hilton with coordinators Dan Smith & Jason Scott

“Coach Hilton is one of the most genuine, dedicated and humble coaches in the country.” Club President James Hossack said, “He came on board when the club needed him most and he has been obviously integral to our success. The players, team, club and sport owes Martin a huge amount and we’re grateful for his commitment during his tenure. He’ll be sorely missed but we’re glad he’ll still be a part of the team in a new capacity.”

The Phoenix will look to have a new HC in place by the teams AGM in October. OTAs for returning and new players will be announced shortly after.

Once again, the Phoenix would like to thank coach Hilton for his dedication and the success he has brought the club.

Britbowl XXXI Champions

Tamworth Phoenix – Britbowl XXXI National Champions

On Saturday 26th August 2017 at Sixways Stadium, Worcester Britball history was made. The Tamworth Phoenix, celebrating their ten year anniversary, saw off the heavily favoured London Blitz in a stunning 33-28 victory.

In front of a record breaking crowd and viewed by thousands online via live stream, the Phoenix came from behind in the fourth quarter to secure their first Britbowl Championship. You can watch the whole game below or the highlights here.

The victory also completed a perfect season for the ‘Nix – 12 wins, 0 losses.

Quarterback Patrick Daley took home the games MVP away and Ben Davies who scored a pick-6 to put the Phoenix in front won Defensive MVP.

The hard work doesn’t stop for the Phoenix organisation though with 3 under 17 taster sessions planned for Saturday 16th September, Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 30th September. All held at Atherstone Sports Hub, Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone, CV9 1LX 10.00am-12.00pm.