The Falcons came away with a great win today versus the Royal Holloway bears, who traveled to Canterbury. Special teams had a wicked game, with two kick return touchdowns helping inflate the Falcons final score to a whopping 45, while Holloway scored on the last drive of the game to bring their consolation tally up to 12.
Due to the lack of availability to play a second fixture, this was a double header fixture. This means that the remaining game versus Royal Holloway is a 12-6 win to the Falcons.
Another year, another Freshers Fayre. This year we’ll be at the sports tent on Thursday 22nd September 11:00-17:00. Come and find out more about the club, ask any questions you have and pick up a leaflet with all of our training times and taster sessions. Keep up to date on our exact location by following us on Twitter, @kent_falcons
After a great year filled with many highs and a few lows, our current committee is now preparing to handover to our newly elected committee.
We will be working together for the next few weeks to help give them a running start in managing this great team.
Your newly elected Kent Falcons committee:
President: Edward Pollard
Vice President: Enrico Derosa
Secretary: Callum Gent
Social Secretaries: Feranmi Oké and Thomas Crawford
Treasurer: Christopher Mallet
Gameday Manager: Samira Conteh
Equipment Manager: George Connolly
PR & Comms Officer: Martin Britton
We’re happy to announce our Black and White fundraiser on the 30th November 2015 at 7:00pm at the Penny Theatre.
Lads put your suits on, girls glam up, we’ll be taking over the Penny Theatre turning it into our very own nightclub, so grab your mates and come along.
—— 4 pints of beer or cider for £10 ——-
—— Buy one get one free on pitchers of cocktails ——-
—— Of course your standard 5 Jagerbombs for £10 ——-
We’ll be giving away various amazing and not so amazing prizes as well as a raffle. Also featuring are several ceremonial games to raise funds.
To top this night off, cash your ticket in at the end our time at Penny for queue jump at Cuban Mondays with Student Republic where we will be heading for the afterparty.
Tickets are £5 and will be available soon from:
Enrico Derosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07756258390.
Joseph Ganly at email@example.com or 07568069971.
We hope to see you there!
Loads has happened over the last month for the Kent Falcons. We launched our kit fundraiser through JustGiving in order to raise funds for new equipment so that we can support all our rookies’ kit needs. The fundraiser will continue for 30 days and there will be a challenge featured soon in order to raise awareness and funds.
Thanks to the wonderful folks over at MyProtein we are proud to be part of their “Cash for Clubs” grassroots program. The program offers clubs the chance to create a revenue stream and is focused on supporting amateur sports. To support us, head over to our “sponsors” page in order to find our affiliate link.
It’s been a mental weekend for the Falcons at UKC. Over 150 rookies turned up for our taster sessions over two days and thank you to everyone who turned up.
Now, the real work begins. With the taster sessions over, the first proper training session is taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 30th) on the Parkwood Pitches from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Tomorrow evening, we have our Rookie meet and greet social, starting at KBar at 7:00pm. After a few hours of meeting everyone, we will be heading to Venue. Can’t make Venue? No worries, but we hope to see as many of you at KBar as possible.
Soon we will be sending out an email confirming all of our membership prices for the upcoming year, kit rental, tour, training times and all that good stuff so keep an eye on your inboxes.
As always, keep up to date with training and socials via our social media.
Freshers Fayre took place today and was a massive success. If you weren’t on campus to see it, we had players in kit all day so hopefully you said hello. In case you didn’t, here is all the info you need:
We have taster sessions running at the Pavilion on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th starting at 11:45am. Bring water and suitable footwear. It’ll be a chilled session and a chance to explore the different positions and skillsets.
To get to the Pavillion, walk down to Parkwood and look for the massive building on the road to the right as you walk down from campus.
Any questions you have can be asked at the taster sessions and committee will be happy to answer them. See you there!
The pre-season camp with the City Sentinels, the East Kent Mavericks and the Christchurch Chargers took place on Saturday and the day was a resounding success. Close to forty players across the three clubs took part alongside twenty coaches. Under the Canterbury sun, 6 hours of practice saw improvements from all squads and a vital chance to get in some full contact training.
Freshers week is finally upon us! Feel free to stop any of the Falcons you see walking around campus and ask any questions you may have.
Find us at the Freshers Fayre on Thursday; where we will be walking around in kit and handing out flyers, then on Friday; where we will have a stall, facilities to sign up and a range of activities for you to try.
We’re also on Snapchat! Just scan our QR code or add “KentFalcons”
The Kent Falcons are only two weeks away from their first pre-season scrimmage – and they have been told to keep ‘chasing the dream’ by NFL star Sergio Brown.
Falcons President Greg Chapman had an exclusive chat with the Jacksonville Jaguars free safety, who was in London on a special NFL promotional tour. Sergio, 27, had some top advice for the university’s highly successful American Football team, who will bid to make the play-offs this season for the third time in four years.
He told Greg over a burger at Ed’s Diner in the Trocadero in London: “It’s tough for British kids learning to play American Football – but definitely keep chasing that dream. As the sport grows over here in the UK, more dreams are going to come to fruition every day and every year”
“Before you know it the game is going to be so strong over here at universities and at youth levels. One day I could be playing alongside a lot of British kids – maybe some Falcons – and I promise to look after them for you!”
The Falcons will be hoping to recruit their next group of star players during Freshers’ Fair on Friday September 25th, when Greg and his team-mates will be on hand to talk you through the fast-growing sport and sign you up for the coming season.
Greg said: “Last season we had one of our best ever recruiting days and we hope to do even better this year. We all love American Football, and the beauty is you don’t have to be an elite athlete, the sport has a place for people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. If you’re big, if you’re fast, if you’re just someone who loves sport and wants to get involved, we’re right here for you.”
“We have a new kit this season, a new logo, an exciting new coaching set-up under head coach Jonty Newman and a strong set of returning players. We are also an incredibly friendly and social group so we can guarantee you a great first year at university.
“With any luck, we will encourage another fantastic group of people to join us at Freshers’ Fair and help another push for the play-offs.”
And Sergio, will be one of the strong men in the Jaguars defence when they face the Buffalo Bills at Wembley on October 25, had his own words of advice for potential recruits.
He told Greg: “It’s tough for British kids learning to play American Football – but they should remember it isn’t all just about making big hits.
“Yes, it’s fast and it can look violent. But the best way is to attack the game mentally. If you learn the game mentally you can have fun, knowing the other guy might be better physically but he can’t beat you if he’s having to think about what he’s doing all the time.
“And remember, there’s a lot more to it than big hits – if you go out there looking to make a big play you probably aren’t going to get one.
“And believe me, getting hit hurts more than making a hit!”
Greg and his Falcons committee will be at Freshers’ Fair on Friday September 25th and would love to see you.