East Anglia's number 1 American Football Team, the Bury Saints, are seeking your help in raising funds for new team equipment, especially our new youth team who currently have no kit to work with. We have grown fast as a young club, and you have the chance to help shape our immediate future!
Formed in 2013, we have secured back to back promotions in recent seasons, culminating in promotion to the Premier Division here in the UK and have an unbeaten run stretching back to July 2014. In that time we have received tremendous exposure for such a young team, featuring on local and regional newspapers with a reach of over 1 million people on an almost weekly basis during the season. Local and Regional television, with our highlights even reaching ESPN in the USA last year. Add to that our inclusion in the NFL game day programme for the NFL regular season games at Wembley stadium and in a short period of time our reach has spread further than most amateur teams could hope for.
We have a unique make up within the team, with 50% of our players being US military personnel based nearby, so we have a great blend of culture and experience within the club. Whilst our American influence is strong, we also have a strong British influence including up and coming players and seasoned veterans. This year we started building our youth system, encouraging those at a grassroots level to get into the sport and provide a stable base for the club to grow moving forward. Our future aim is to start working with schools in the area to grow our youth teams and provide a large, sustainable model for our club to grow.
We play our home games at Thetford Rugby Club and hope to see you there as we embark on our first season in the BAFA Premiership!