A New Home for the Phamily

The Tamworth Phoenix are delighted to announce that they are moving, and will be playing all their home games at Pack Meadow from 2018. Both the National Champions and the Phoenix Youth team will be training and competing at the new venue which boasts a floodlight, high quality surface, and a well maintained grass field.

Pack Meadow has been the home of Coleshill Town FC since 1974, and also hosts a range of other soccer teams from around the region. The facility was purchased by Pack Meadow Ltd in 2013 who have been working to improve the site and facility, which was boosted by the installation of the state of the art 3G artificial surface in 2003. Pack Meadow is a FIFA 2 Star certified venue, and plans are in place to refurbish and renovate the existing clubhouse within the next few years.

Club President James Hossack said; “We’re hugely excited to be moving to Pack Meadow, we feel that the ground and facility really fits our purposes, and the surface will really allow the Phoenix to lift their game on the field. The covered seating areas will accentuate the game-day experience for fans, and we feel that Pack Meadow is a venue that is befitting of the National Champions.”

“We’d like to thank everyone at Atherstone Sports Hub who have hosted us for the past three seasons, but we’re excited to be moving on, and we’re looking forward to starting the next chapter with the team at Pack Meadow”

Senior Team Head Coach Jason Scott told us; “The top quality surface will allow us to play at a higher level than before, and combined with a better experience for fans and the Phamily, we expecting a long and successful stay at Pack Meadow.”

The Phoenix players will get their first look at Pack Meadow during the team’s third Organised Team Activity on Saturday 13th January 2018 from 6:30pm. Prospective players are welcomed to come and check out the team, and speak with the coaching staff.

Pack Meadow is located at the top end of Coleshill on Packington lane, 250 meters away from the entrance to Coleshill Leisure Center; it is a short distance from J4 of the M6 and J7a of the M42.

National Champions Merchandise

Tamworth Phoenix have recently released a line of National Championship merchandise!

Alongside the National Champions merchandise, you will also find the regular season t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, hats and more! All designed and created by Football America UK who provide quality, professionally branded merchandise for over 200 teams across the UK and Europe. They have been Tamworth’s #1 provider of all American Football related equipment and merchandise since the team was first established in 2007.  Head over to the Football America website or click on the store link to see the new editions to the range!

Appointment of New Head Coach

Following the Tamworth Phoenix AGM last week, the team are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Scott to the position of Head Coach for the 2018 season.

After former Head Coach Martin Hilton stepped down, following an undefeated season, the committee knew that the position would need to be someone with the ambition and ability to continue to lead the Phoenix and retain the National Title. Club President, James Hossack explains “Obviously, Martin Hilton is a massive loss as Head Coach, considering the success he has brought to the team. But, with Jason’s infectious enthusiasm, desire to win and deep knowledge of the game, I have no doubt he is the best possible replacement. I am sure he will continue to lead the seniors to even greater heights.”

 

Coach Scott – Adelie Hernandez Photography

With Coach Scott’s fourteen years of coaching experience, including six years as the Head Coach for Loughborough University, and currently Head Coach of University of Nottingham, he has also had the opportunity to coach ‘across the pond’ at Endicott College and Mississippi State. Coach Scott has also spent two years on the BAFA board as Vice President. As an experienced Phoenix coach, he lives and breathes the Phamily ethos and was the prime candidate for the Head Coach role.

Coach Scott is excited and ready for the challenge, he comments “It’s a great privilege and honour to be asked to become head coach of the Tamworth Phoenix. I’ve been at Tamworth from the very beginning, and have seen the program grow to the team it is today. I’ve been there at the highlights, but I’ve also been there at the low points. I know what it takes to succeed at Tamworth, and I don’t want to let the PHAMILY down. Following coach Hilton is going to be a tough act, he’s transformed the program, and turned the Nix into National Champions. Every team will be gunning for us, as we attack a second consecutive National championship. I’m confident that – with the family first ethos, we’ve installed – we will go from strength to strength, as we look to build on our strengths and develop our weaknesses. I’m excited to get going and am ready for the challenge.”

The Tamworth Phoenix are ready and preparing for their next chapter, check out the Tamworth Facebook page for latest updates and events.

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