Author: Ben Royle

Meet the Players: The 2018/2019 Liverpool Raptors- Offence

The Liverpool Raptors season is now well underway, with the University’s team preparing for their second home game of the season, in which they’ll host the Lancaster Bombers. The side have picked up two wins in their last two, dominating the Bangor Mud Dogs in a 41-0 win, before winning on the road at Edge Hill by a 27-6 scoreline- two strong performances by the defence, who we featured in the previous edition of ‘Meet the Players’. In the second of our ‘Meet the Players’ series, we’ll be introducing you to two of the team’s top offensive assets, Wide Receiver...

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Meet the Players: The 2018/2019 Liverpool Raptors- Special Teams

The Raptors are on a roll! The University of Liverpool American Football team picked up their second win on the bounce on Sunday, to take their record to 2-1-0 in the 2018/2019 BUCS season. Following their 41-0 win against the Bangor Mud Dogs last week, the Raptors went on to defeat the Edge Hill Vikings by a final score of 27-6, another strong performance on the defensive side of the ball! To finish this years series of ‘Meet the Players’, we’re catching up with two kickers from the Special Teams, Callum Smith and Elliot Davey! How long have you been playing...

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Meet the Players: The 2018/2019 Liverpool Raptors- Defence

Following a monumental 41-0 win against the Bangor Mud Dogs on Sunday, the University of Liverpool Raptors sit with a 1-1 record in BUCS Division 2A North. With the season now well underway, we’re bringing you an insight into this year’s team through the first edition of ‘Meet the Players’. We were lucky enough to chat with defence players, Dafydd Sion Roberts and Tom Hyne.   How long have you been playing American football and how did you originally start? Tom: I’m currently heading into my third year of playing American Football, my third season at the Raptors and fourth overall....

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University of Liverpool Raptors: Season Preview 2018/2019

This season marks the the Liverpool Raptors’ fourth year, the University’s resident American Football side, a club which has grown beyond the expectations of many of it’s founding members. Competing in the BUCS North Division 2A, the Raptors put up a good performance last year- five wins and two losses in seven league games, placing them third in the league for the second year running. The two regular season losses came against the now-Division 1A Yorkshire and Lancashire side, Manchester, and the returning Bangor Muddogs, who are firmly in the sights of the Raptors this time around. The season...

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A Brit Abroad: Liam Kirk and British Ice Hockey’s Future

This summer, an 18-year old from Maltby, Yorkshire, made history. Liam Kirk became the first English born and trained ice hockey player to be taken in the NHL Draft, when the Arizona Coyotes selected him at 189th overall, giving him a real shot at one day skating in the most prestigious league in the world. Many of you won’t have heard of this story, or of Liam himself, and that explains how much of a big deal it is for everyone involved in the British game. Kirk played his junior hockey in Sheffield and it didn’t take long for...

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