The Birth Of The Titans

Rising East reporter Jahin Muhammad continues his look at the UEL Titans, reflecting on their swift rise.

In 2012, a group of guys with the passion and love for American Football decided to make a University team. Fast forward four years and they’re competing in the BUCS Division 2 South East Championships.

Where it all began 

Each year, the sport grew. After starting off as flag football, more and more students joined in and it slowly kicked on from there.

This off-season saw a large number of recruits as there are talented athletes who are enjoying the sport. Of course the impact of American Football (NFL) has grown in the UK with a series of international games being played in London each year. So what better way for a UEL-based team to start by competing in the BUCS Championships?

Last Season 

The 2015-16 season was the first competitive year for the BUCS Championship in American Football. The UEL Titans managed to finish third. This season they have higher hopes and aspirations to be the dominant force in the Division 2 South East.

Louis Oswald, President of the UEL American Football team speaks of the ‘great direction’ the team is moving in and has expressed his happiness at being able to represent the University. Greg Ivison, head coach of the Titans, said of the team’s desire to be amongst the elite within the division, “we have a talented team of players who when performing at their best can take on anyone.”

The Titans are now in their second year in the BUCS Championship and in a division consisting of Anglia Ruskin, Greenwich, Essex, Westminster, Queen Mary and Canterbury Christchurch. Ivison has also confirmed that the Titans will also have a Varsity game sometime next year.

The Titan’s season begins on the 27th November at home against Anglia Ruskin