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31.12.2009 Farnham Knights
Sprinter Dwain Chambers plays for British Champion
Personal Assurance Knights
American Football Team
BSL National Champions 2004, EFAF European Cup runners up 2004
For immediate release 07/02/2005
Dwain puts the run into running back
“I am so pleased to have been accepted as a player for the PA Knights. I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of the team and playing my first game in April” said Dwain after his first training session with the PA Knights last week
Dwain is currently trying out for a number of positions and, with his natural talent as an athlete, has the potential to excel in them all. “Dwain’s sheer ability as a sportsman will be a great bonus for our squad. The PA Knights have some challenges ahead this year. Retaining our title as the British Senior League National Champions is our main goal but we also have high hopes for our European games. Dwain will play a key role in our continued success both domestic and in Europe” said Steve Rains, Head Coach of the Personal Assurance Knights.
Last year the PA Knights won the BSL National Championship and nearly matched their domestic success with success in Europe, reaching the final of the EFAF (European Association of American Football) Cup in Austria. This year the PA Knights are the only UK team to be playing in the EFAF Cup and intend to carry the flag for the UK and make the fans proud.
Note to Editor:
The PA Knights were formerly known as the Farnham Knights (and briefly the Southern Seminoles) the club became the PA Knights in 1997. The change of name was due to the generous help of our main sponsor Personal Assurance who came into American Football with a package that created PAAFO (Personal Assurance American Football Organisation) The sponsorship has seen the Knights grow in stature from a good BSL Division 2 team to the #12 ranked team in Europe.
The team had an excellent season in 2004, winning the coveted British Senior League Britbowl, making them the UK’s National Champions, and finishing runner-up in the European EFAF Cup Final in Innsbruck, Austria.
The PA Knights are the only UK team to be competing in the EFAF cup in Europe this year.
The BSL is the British Senior League of American Football and is affiliated to BAFA (British American Football Association). The BSL contains 37 teams spread over 3 divisions.
Coach Rains with new signing Dwayne Chambers
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Mel Biscombe, PR officer, Personal Assurance Knights