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Yorkshire Rams Rookie Sessions

Posted on the 4th November, 2017

The Rams’ preparations for the new season get underway on November 19 with the first of our rookie sessions. New players wanting to try the game for the first time can come along to John Charles Stadium in Leeds for an introductory session to see if it is for you. There will be three rookie […]

Rams win John Slavin Trophy

Posted on the 27th August, 2017

The Rams were delighted to be named this week as one of the winners of this season’s John Slavin Trophy. The award is presented biennially by the British American Football Referees’ Association (BAFRA) to honour the teams providing the best-organised gameday experience for officials and fans. The Rams scooped the BAFA National League Division One […]

Committee voted in as Coach Pawson stays on

Posted on the 14th August, 2017

The Rams held their AGM on Sunday at the season’s final training session. A new-look committee was voted in to handle preparations for the 2018 campaign, with several new additions in key roles. The session also saw a resounding vote of confidence in head coach David Pawson, following back-to-back seasons of play-off football for the […]

Leicester Falcons 27 Yorkshire Rams 8

Posted on the 7th August, 2017

The Rams’ season ended in the first round of the Division One play-offs with defeat to the Leicester Falcons. Spencer Whybrow‘s touchdown was in vain as an aggressive Falcons side proved too much for the Rams, meaning for the second year running it was a sadly brief visit to the post-season. The game had been […]

Newcastle Vikings 14 Yorkshire Rams 44

Posted on the 31st July, 2017

The Rams secured post-season football for the second year in succession with a victory over the Newcastle Vikings. Both teams went into the fixture knowing that a victory would see them into the playoffs at the expense of their opponents but it was the visiting team who would take the initiative early on as running […]

West Coast Trojans 0 Yorkshire Rams 52

Posted on the 24th July, 2017

The Rams kept their play-off destiny in their own hands with a convincing 52-0 win over an under-manned West Coast Trojans side at Irvine Meadow. There were two touchdowns apiece for Elliott Jackson, Chris Winrow and Ram of the Day Alex Hughes, with Keimar Stuart and Christian Davies also finding the end zone. Winrow’s second […]

Manchester Titans 41 Yorkshire Rams 21

Posted on the 17th July, 2017

The Rams suffered a disappointing third loss of the season as the Manchester Titans sealed the NFC1 North title at Belle Vue. Touchdowns from Chris Peel and Mohammed Arfan gave the Rams a 13-8 lead inside the first quarter, raising hopes of a second successive win over the Titans and the chance to pip our […]

Rams delight young fans with signed ball

Posted on the 12th July, 2017

There was a treat for three young Rams fans this week in the form of a ball signed by the team. The idea came from rookie wide receiver Jeff Quartey, who was surprised to be asked by the son of his work colleague Darren to sign his football after July 1’s win over the Manchester […]

Yorkshire Rams 20 Manchester Titans 14

Posted on the 2nd July, 2017

The Rams inflicted the Manchester Titans’ first loss of the season in a hugely impressive performance under the Saturday Night Lights at John Charles Stadium. A storming start saw the Rams 12-0 up after touchdowns from Taylor Umland, on a quarterback sneak, and Chris Winrow. Manchester pulled one back but Spencer Hind‘s spectacular score made […]

‘Another barrier broken’ – Britball hails Lil Bush

Posted on the 30th June, 2017

Praise has been pouring in this week after Rams quarterback Lil Bush made British American football history last Sunday. Our 34-14 win over the Doncaster Mustangs saw Bush become, to the best of our knowledge, the first female player to score points in the BAFA National Leagues when she completed a pass to Spencer Whybrow […]

Doncaster Mustangs 14 Yorkshire Rams 34

Posted on the 26th June, 2017

A second derby win of the season over Doncaster followed a remarkably similar pattern to the first, with the Rams dominant early on before weathering a second-half dip in performance. At 20-0 inside the first quarter, with three touchdowns in addition to a two-point conversion which saw Lil Bush throw the first scoring pass by […]

Bush makes history in win over Mustangs

Posted on the 25th June, 2017

The Yorkshire Rams’ win over the Doncaster Mustangs on Sunday featured a moment of British American football history courtesy of Lil Bush. The back-up quarterback became the first female player to throw a scoring pass in the BAFA National Leagues when she connected with Spencer Whybrow for a two-point conversion, following the Rams’ third touchdown […]

Manchester Titans 21 Yorkshire Rams 6

Posted on the 13th June, 2017

The Rams lost a tight game to their NFC1 North title rivals the Manchester Titans at Belle Vue National Speedway Stadium. Despite Christian Davies’ second-half touchdown catch, the home side came out on top 21-6 in a game that saw defences on top most of the way. Two huge catches from Titans wideout James Newnes […]

Yorkshire Rams 24 Newcastle Vikings 19

Posted on the 5th June, 2017

The Rams’ running game carried the day as the team gained revenge for their season-opening loss to the Newcastle Vikings. Elliott Jackson, left, scampered for two touchdowns, with Keimar Stuart and Chris Peel adding one apiece, in a tense 24-19 win at John Charles Stadium. On the other side of the ball, the defence had […]

Yorkshire Rams 34 Doncaster Mustangs 12

Posted on the 15th May, 2017

Interceptions were the order of the day as the secondary simply did not allow Doncaster to move the ball in the first half – it was almost half-time before the visitors even had the ball in the Rams’ half of the field, by which time they were already 28-0 down. Chris Peel‘s second running touchdown […]

Yorkshire Rams 41 West Coast Trojans 12

Posted on the 24th April, 2017

The Rams bounced back from their opening loss to the Newcastle Vikings with a 41-12 win over the West Coast Trojans on Sunday. The Rams’ running back depth was on show at the John Charles Stadium, with two touchdowns for Keimar Stuart and one apiece from Chris Peel and Amit Singh. Wide receiver Christian Davies […]

Yorkshire Rams 0 Newcastle Vikings 3

Posted on the 17th April, 2017

The Rams suffered a hugely disappointing start to their NFC1 North campaign as the Newcastle Vikings ground their way to a 3-0 win at the John Charles Stadium. A single Vikings field goal was all either team had to show for their efforts in a game dominated by defences on both sides. The teams traded […]

Rams rack up eight scores in pre-season win

Posted on the 3rd April, 2017

The Rams tuned up for the new season with a free-scoring win over the Humber Warhawks on Sunday. Wide receiver Christian Davies, left, and full-back Alan Stockdale, below, scored two touchdowns apiece in a strong, if patchy, offensive display against NFC2 opposition at the John Charles Stadium. Quarterback Dan Haywood scrambled for another score and […]

Off the Gridiron – Christian Davies

Posted on the 31st March, 2017

While football is a passion for the Yorkshire Rams, like all UK teams we are made up of part-time players. We thought we would spend the pre-season build-up looking at some of the squad’s more interesting projects away from the field. Next up is wide receiver Christian Davies and his band, Books. Christian made an […]

Off the Gridiron – Greg Hodgson

Posted on the 24th March, 2017

While football is a passion for the Yorkshire Rams, like all UK teams we are made up of part-time players. We thought we would spend this year’s pre-season build-up taking a look at some of the squad’s more interesting activities away from the field. And the only place to start is with our resident television […]

Floodlit football awaits as 2017 fixtures revealed

Posted on the 10th March, 2017

Preparations for the new season are ramping up, with the Yorkshire Rams’ pre-season training camp followed this week by the announcement of this season’s fixtures. And the great news for Rams fans is that our first four games of the summer will be at home at John Charles Stadium, starting with the visit of the […]

Rams help out Heart Yorkshire with 10K training

Posted on the 2nd March, 2017

The Rams this week helped out Dixie and Emma from Heart Yorkshire‘s breakfast show with some extra training. The presenting duo are preparing for this year’s Asda Foundation Leeds 10K in July in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Having decided Dixie was falling behind on his training, Emma enlisted Rams lineman Jack Marshall (number […]

Panini Shack renews Rams partnership

Posted on the 27th January, 2017

The Yorkshire Rams are happy to announce the renewal of our partnership with local business Panini Shack, who will be our gameday partner for the upcoming season. The sandwich shop, with has branches in Leeds and Huddersfield, began their involvement with the team last summer and were our match sponsors for the final home game […]

Rams move full-time to John Charles Centre for Sport

Posted on the 23rd January, 2017

Following a successful first season back at John Charles Centre for Sport, the Yorkshire Rams are pleased to announce we will be moving full-time to the venue for 2017. Not only will the team’s home games in BAFA Division One North be staged at the stadium, but this season we will also be switching training […]

2017 BAFA National League Structure Announced

Posted on the 17th January, 2017

Preparations for the new season continued on Monday night with the announcement of the Rams’ opponents in BAFA NFC1 North. Division One, the second tier of British American football, will be split into four divisions of five teams each for 2017, with a mix of new and old foes awaiting the Rams in the Northern […]

Rams secure MOD Pizza sponsorship

Posted on the 19th December, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams are pleased to announce a new sponsorship deal with the Leeds branch of MOD Pizza. The Seattle-based chain opened its first UK site at the city’s Cardigan Fields leisure park this year and its national roll-out has led to further branches in London, Brighton, Gateshead and Nottingham. An initial arrangement saw the […]

Rams welcome rookies at open training session

Posted on the 12th December, 2016

An impressive crop of 41 new faces were put through their paces at an open training session last Sunday as the Rams began their preparations for the new season and a fresh assault on the play-offs. The prospective rookies began arriving at South Leeds Stadium from 10am and, after registration and a pre-training briefing in […]

Rams Awards 2016

Posted on the 6th December, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams celebrated a successful season with the annual team Awards Evening on Saturday, December 3 at South Leeds Stadium. Adam Cowley was named overall MVP, as well as winning Ram of the Year and his customary nod as Maniac of the Year. Curiously, though, neither of the Defensive MVP votes went in his […]

Carnegie Chargers Cycle to Liberty

Posted on the 25th September, 2016

Congratulations to the Carnegie Chargers, the women’s American football team of Leeds Beckett University, who have spent the weekend hitting the exercise bikes hard on a team sponsored cycle of over 3,000 miles – the distance from Leeds to the Statue of Liberty! The 48-hour, 3,362-mile “Cycle to Liberty” at PureGym on Kirkstall Road is […]

Defeat to Bury ends Rams’ season

Posted on the 10th August, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams suffered defeat in their play-off quarter-final as the Bury Saints imposed themselves in a 35-0 win. On the road after defeat in the previous week’s regular-season finale, the Rams had several players injured or unable to travel. With the skill positions particularly effective, it was a struggle to move the ball against […]

Hull KR coach Poching visits the Rams

Posted on the 4th August, 2016

The Rams welcomed a special guest to our Leeds Corinthians training ground on Wednesday – Hull Kingston Rovers assistant coach Willie Poching. Willie, who played international rugby league for both New Zealand and Samoa as well as several years in Super League with Leeds and Wakefield, contacted Rams head coach David Pawson about the possibility […]

Rams handed Saints trip in play-offs

Posted on the 2nd August, 2016

The Rams will travel to the Bury Saints on Sunday in the NFC1 quarter-finals, BAFA confirmed on Monday evening. Defeat to the Edinburgh Wolves on Sunday left us outside the top four seeds and facing a road game in the first round of the play-offs, but uncertainty surrounded the seeding process for the three teams […]

Yorkshire Rams 7 Edinburgh Wolves 31

Posted on the 1st August, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams’ regular season finished in defeat at the Edinburgh Wolves completed a perfect 10-0 campaign with victory at South Leeds Stadium. Four touchdowns and a safety were enough for the Scottish side to complete the double over the Rams this season, though a more competitive outing and reduced margin of defeat offered some […]

Rams go head over heels for play-offs!

Posted on the 19th July, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams secured play-off football as a comfortable 26-8 win over the Gateshead Senators at a sun-drenched South Leeds Stadium took us to a 7-2 record with one game of the season remaining. Quarterback Taylor Umland ran for two touchdowns and threw another to Christian Davies as the home side led 20-0 at half-time. […]

West Coast Trojans 2 Yorkshire Rams 20

Posted on the 11th July, 2016

The Rams ensured the long trip home from Scotland would be a celebratory affair after another rock-solid defensive performance set up a well-deserved victory to lift the team to 6-2 on the season. Trailing to an early safety, the Rams led by half-time thanks to Andrew Cheeseman‘s touchdown. Tyler Broad returned the second-half kick-off for […]

Edinburgh Wolves 35 Yorkshire Rams 0

Posted on the 23rd June, 2016

A below-strength Yorkshire Rams team went down 35-0 away to the unbeaten Edinburgh Wolves on Sunday at a rain-swept Meadowbank Stadium. Receiver Lloyd Dignan’s first-half hat-trick put the home side in control and after Stu Galloway added a fourth touchdown, Dignan scored again to round off victory for the team from the Scottish capital. The […]

Branch FM speak to Head Coach, David Pawson

Posted on the 18th June, 2016

This week Yorkshire Rams Head Coach, David Pawson spoke to Branch FM’s Matt Dick, about American Football in the UK and previewed the Rams’ big game against the Edinburgh Wolves this Sunday. Listen here: Branch FM Interview

Rams draw on American expertise

Posted on the 4th June, 2016

By Tom White The Yorkshire Rams had first-hand experience this week of attempts to “go international” with American football, as coaches including former NFL player George Teague visited Leeds Beckett University. USA Football, the game’s amateur governing body in the States, rolled out the first British camp for their “Heads Up Football” programme to tie […]

Heads Up Football!

Posted on the 1st June, 2016

Players and coaches from the Rams attended a Skills Camp and Heads Up certification course at Leeds Beckett on Tuesday. The Skills Camp, hosted by Leeds Academy Of American Football, was led by 4 American Coaches who were in the UK for both last weekends BAFCA Coaching Convention in Nottingham and to deliver the first […]

Yorkshire Rams 32 Manchester Titans 20

Posted on the 23rd May, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams gained revenge for their first defeat of the season with victory over their trans-Pennine rivals. Andrew Cheeseman‘s hat-trick will take the headlines, but offence, defence and special teams all played their part in a fine win. Quarterback Taylor Umland hit Cheeseman for two touchdowns in the first quarter, but Manchester responded through […]

Manchester Titans 25 Yorkshire Rams 8

Posted on the 9th May, 2016

The Rams’ unbeaten start to the season was brought to an end on Sunday with defeat across the Pennines. Though the game was more evenly-matched than the scoreline indicates, a below-par performance on a blazingly hot day in Stockport left plenty to work on ahead of the rematch at South Leeds Stadium in a fortnight’s […]

Gateshead Senators 12 Yorkshire Rams 32

Posted on the 20th April, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams made it two wins from two this season with a 32-12 success away to the Gateshead Senators. The north-east side twice went ahead with early touchdowns but failed with two-point conversions on each occasion, meaning converted scores from Daunté Wint-Angus and Spencer Whybrow gave the Rams a narrow lead which was added […]

Yorkshire Rams 16 West Coast Trojans 0

Posted on the 11th April, 2016

A defensive shut-out and two touchdowns from running back Daunté Wint-Angus saw the Yorkshire Rams to victory in the first game back in South Leeds Stadium. With the West Coast Trojans unable to punch the ball in, the Rams took the lead with a Jonny Dudley field goal before the hard-running Wint-Angus burst clear for his […]

Coach Pawson previews West Coast clash

Posted on the 8th April, 2016

As the Yorkshire Rams prepare for the season opener against West Coast Trojans this Sunday, head coach David Pawson gives us his thoughts on the game: “Looking back, last season was not what anyone within the team was hoping for or envisaged before the season started. As a club and coaching staff we knew it […]

2016 season schedule confirmed

Posted on the 3rd March, 2016

The Yorkshire Rams will kick off their 2016 season against the West Coast Trojans on April 10. After the BAFA Division One North fixtures were announced on Tuesday, we can reveal that the Scottish side will provide the opposition for two of our first three fixtures – with the May 1 trip north serving to […]

Robert Worboys

Posted on the 2nd February, 2016

 Written by Tom White   The Yorkshire Rams learned on Monday of the sad passing of our former player, Robert Worboys. The talented wide receiver was a focal point of the Rams’ offence during his time with the club, exemplified by the 2013 season in which his 607 receiving yards and nine touchdowns both exceeded […]

Rams to play home games in stadium

Posted on the 19th January, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, your Rams are on the move. We’re not heading to Los Angeles – although we’re still pretty excited after a deal was agreed for the Yorkshire Rams to play home games in the 2016 season at South Leeds Stadium. The venue, also known as the John Charles Centre for Sport in honour […]

Rams Return to Training

Posted on the 18th January, 2016

Written by Tom White The Yorkshire Rams braved Arctic conditions as they returned to training for the start of preseason proper on Sunday. Having held a couple of open sessions before Christmas to bring in new players, Coach David Pawson and his men arrived at Leeds Corinthians to find around three inches of snow covering […]

General Manager Q&A 2016

Posted on the 13th January, 2016

  Everyone knows that the Rams’ 2016 season preparations are well underway, and we decided to sit down and have a little chat with the Yorkshire Rams General Manager, Adam Cowley, and ask him some questions about the upcoming year: How are things going so far this year? If I said we were looking good; […]

Yorkshire Rams Open Training Session

Posted on the 3rd December, 2015

Written by Tom White After a successful session on a rain-drenched final Sunday in November, the Yorkshire Rams will again open their doors to new players on December 20. Despite truly appalling conditions on November 29, an excellent turnout and determined effort provided encouragement for the team and coaches ahead of the new season and […]

2015 End of Season Awards Evening

Posted on the 19th September, 2015

Written by Tom White Adam Cowley and Daunté Wint-Angus between them swept the board at the Yorkshire Rams’ end-of-season awards, held on Sunday in the team’s clubhouse at Leeds Corinthians Rugby Club. The pair are at opposite ends of the experience scale, with seven-year team stalwart Cowley named the team’s Overall MVP for the second […]

RAMILY DAY 2015

Posted on the 15th September, 2015

Written by Tom White Yorkshire Rams past, present and future went head-to-head on Sunday as a summer of football concluded with an alumni game as part of a family fun day at the club’s Leeds Corinthians home. The atmosphere may have been light-hearted but after a disappointing season ended in relegation, the current side were […]

Sheffield Predators 37 – 7 Yorkshire Rams

Posted on the 5th August, 2015

Written by Tom White   The Yorkshire Rams’ battle against relegation ended in disappointment as defeat to local rivals the Sheffield Predators saw the team’s fate sealed. The Rams, with a roster largely consisting of rookies, had opened the season with a superb win over the same opposition back in April but were unable to […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams @ Sheffield Predators

Posted on the 31st July, 2015

This weekend’s game sees the Rams travel to local rivals the Sheffield Predators for a must-win game to have a chance of avoiding relegation. Having defeated the Predators in the first game of the season Yorkshire will be hoping to complete the double and solidify their claim to the title of Yorkshire’s number 1. Here we […]

Yorkshire Rams 0 – 13 Coventry Jets

Posted on the 25th July, 2015

Written by Tom White   An improved defensive performance could not prevent another frustrating afternoon for the Yorkshire Rams as the Coventry Jets eased clear in the fight for NFC Premier survival. The game was played out against the colourful backdrop of host rugby club Leeds Corinthians’ family fun day, but on the field it […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams v Coventry Jets

Posted on the 18th July, 2015

This weekend’s game sees the Rams, who sit at the bottom of the NFC Premier, face second bottom Coventry Jets in a big relegation battle, the winner will have the upper hand going into the last games of the season. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Coventry Jets 27- 14 Yorkshire Rams […]

Yorkshire Rams 0 – 61 East Kilbride Pirates

Posted on the 10th July, 2015

 Written by Mark Gaze   The Rams faced another tough battle when the Pirates came to town, having already beaten the Yorkshire side 63-2 in Scotland, East Kilbride would have travelled south expecting to go home with another win but having struggled on their travels this season, the Rams were hoping to cause another upset. […]

PREVIEW – Yorkshire Rams v East Kilbride Pirates

Posted on the 4th July, 2015

This weekend’s game sees the Rams face reigning Champions, the East Kilbride Pirates, who have lost away to the Phoenix and the Wolverines this season. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting East Kilbride Pirates 63 – 2 Yorkshire Rams 26th April 2015 Game Review Highlights Scoring points against a very strong EKP side on […]

Yorkshire Rams 6 – 35 Tamworth Phoenix

Posted on the 26th June, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   The Yorkshire Rams faced Tamworth Phoenix for the second time in a month, this time back home in Leeds for the first time since early May when they were defeated heavily by the Lancashire Wolverines. The home side received the ball in the first half and would start with a […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams v Tamworth Phoenix

Posted on the 20th June, 2015

Tomorrow sees the Rams finally return home to Leeds to face high-flying, Tamworth Phoenix. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Tamworth Phoenix 43 – 0 Yorkshire Rams 31st May 2015 Game Review Highlights The Rams had more completed passes in this game than in the first 4 games of 2015 combined. Previous Meetings 3rd August […]

Lancashire Wolverines 45 – 7 Yorkshire Rams

Posted on the 16th June, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   The second War of the Roses game of the season at Ramsgreave Drive was played in much better weather than the previous season, which both sets of players will have been delighted about. With the Rams struggling to put points on the board and Lancashire having already scored 50 against […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams @ Lancashire Wolverines

Posted on the 13th June, 2015

Tomorrow sees the Rams on the road again to face local rivals, the Lancashire Wolverines. They’ll be hoping to have a better outcome in the second “War of the Roses” of the season. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Yorkshire Rams 0 – 50 Lancashire Wolverines 10th May 2015 Game Review Highlights […]

Tamworth Phoenix 43 – 0 Yorkshire Rams

Posted on the 3rd June, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   The Rams travelled to top of the division Tamworth Phoenix, to face a side that were unbeaten and had only conceded 18 points in their previous 3 games. The ‘Nix had the first drive of the game and were perfect on their execution as with only 4 plays they moved […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams @ Tamworth Phoenix

Posted on the 30th May, 2015

Tomorrow sees the Rams travel to the Midlands for the second time in as many weeks to face top of the division, Tamworth Phoenix. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Tamworth Phoenix 32 – 13 Yorkshire Rams 3rd August 2014 With an injury hit squad, and facing a team that were undefeated, it would […]

Coventry Jets 27 – 14 Yorkshire Rams

Posted on the 27th May, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   In a battle of two teams that were struggling to find a win, this one was always going to be an interesting match-up but ultimately it was the home team that took the victory. The Rams defence stopped the Jets’ first drive successfully but the offence once again struggled with early […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams @ Coventry Jets

Posted on the 23rd May, 2015

Tomorrow sees the Rams back in action and on the road to face the Coventry Jets. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Yorkshire Rams 6 – 24 Coventry Jets 8th June 2014 6 second half interceptions saw the Yorkshire Rams fall to a 24-6 defeat. After a tight opening to the […]

Yorkshire Rams 0 – 50 Lancashire Wolverines

Posted on the 12th May, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   The Rams faced a second tough game in a fortnight as they faced the Lancashire Wolverines at home and it proved to be just that as the Wolverines took the lead on their opening drive and for the second time in as many games, the Rams found themselves behind in […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams v Lancashire Wolverines

Posted on the 9th May, 2015

Tomorrow sees the Rams return home after a long trip to Scotland where they’ll face local rivals, the Lancashire Wolverines in the “War of the Roses”. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Lancashire Wolverines 6 – 17 Yorkshire Rams 24th May 2014 The Rams arrived in Lancashire after crossing the Pennines and […]

East Kilbride Pirates 63-2 Yorkshire Rams

Posted on the 29th April, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   A long journey for the Rams to Scotland and they were sent home in unceremonious fashion by an East Kilbride side that were determined to bounce back from the first game defeat to the Lancashire Wolverines. EKP kicked off and pinned the Rams back which proved valuable when the first […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams @ East Kilbride Pirates

Posted on the 24th April, 2015

  East Kilbride Pirates 30th Anniversary Homecoming Game (26th April) Game 2 of the 2015 season has the Rams travelling north of the border to face the 2014 Northern Champions, the East Kilbride Pirates, who were on the wrong end of surprise defeat in their first game of the season. Here we preview the key points […]

Yorkshire Rams 28-14 Sheffield Predators

Posted on the 21st April, 2015

Written by Mark Gaze   The first Yorkshire derby of the season saw the home side come out victorious as the Yorkshire Rams sent the Predators home to Sheffield without a win for the second year running. The Predators kicked off the 2015 season and a touchback was the first action in a game that was nervy […]

PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams v Sheffield Predators

Posted on the 18th April, 2015

Tomorrow sees the Rams opener to the 2015 season against local rivals the Sheffield Predators. Here we preview the key points of the fixture: Last Meeting Yorkshire Rams 11 – 8 Sheffield Predators 11th May 2014 The Rams took this nervy encounter on the opening day of their 2014 season, after moving the ball successfully in […]

Rookie Watch – Cornerback, Tom Wilkinson

Posted on the 16th April, 2015

In this “Rookie Watch” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams new, up-and-coming players, today it’s Rookie Cornerback, Tom Wilkinson. Name: Tom Wilkinson Position: Cornerback Number: #19 Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 185lbs NFL team: Detroit Lions Experience: Rookie           What is your greatest personal achievement? Leaving the […]

Rookie Watch – Running Back, Daunté Wint-Angus

Posted on the 14th April, 2015

In this “Rookie Watch” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams new, up-and-coming players, today it’s Rookie Running Back, Daunté Wint-Angus. Name: Daunté Wint-Angus Position: Running Back Number: #99 Height: 5′ 9″ Weight: 177lbs NFL team: Atlanta Falcons Experience: Madden NFL           What is your greatest personal […]

Rookie Watch – Offensive Lineman/Linebacker, Alan Stockdale

Posted on the 13th April, 2015

In this “Rookie Watch” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams new, up-and-coming players, today it’s Rookie Offensive Lineman and Linebacker, Alan “Stocky” Stockdale. Name: Alan Stockdale Position: Offensive Line/Linebacker Number: #71 Height: 6’1″ Weight: 231lbs NFL team: New York Giants Experience: Rookie           What is your […]

Rams featured on Radio Yorkshire

Posted on the 21st March, 2015

Listen to your General Manager, Adam Cowley and Head Coach, Dave Pawson speak to Radio Yorkshire in an interview about our preseason preparations: listen to ‘Yorkshire Rams head coach and general manager look ahead to new season’ on audioBoom

Rams get to work at preseason camp

Posted on the 13th March, 2015

Last weekend saw the Yorkshire Rams spend a weekend at a “boot camp” style preseason training event. Returning players and rookies alike travelled to a camp on the outskirts of Sheffield, where they were put through their paces over a gruelling weekend of physical and mental learning.   With a lot of work to get […]

Rams appoint new Senior Head Coach

Posted on the 26th February, 2015

The club are pleased to announce that former Rams player and Junior coach, David Pawson has agreed to take over the role of Senior Head Coach on a permanent basis.   Pawson, 50, is currently the Offensive Coordinator at the Bradford Bears and has enjoyed a career spanning 29 years. He originally joined the Rams in 1992 and […]

2015 Rookie Camp

Posted on the 20th February, 2015

The Rams are almost 2 weeks into the 2015 Rookie Camp and already there are positive signs for the coming season. Around 50 players have taken part in the camp so far with more being added almost daily, the interest in the club and the game has been outstanding. With experienced players and newcomers to the sport […]

Meet the Team – Interim Head Coach, Dom Ioanna

Posted on the 4th February, 2015

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s Interim Head Coach, Dom Ioanna. Name: Dom Ioanna Position: Interim Head Coach Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200lbs NFL team: Atlanta Falcons Experience: 1 year           What is your greatest […]

Meet the Team – Player’s Representative, Jacob Harrison

Posted on the 21st January, 2015

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your Player’s Representative, the ever modest Jacob Harrison. Name: Jacob Harrison Position: Middle Linebacker/Defensive End Number: #57 Height: 6′ Weight: 227lbs NFL team: Seattle Seahawks Experience: 1 and a half years   […]

Meet the Team – Matthew Ward-Stead

Posted on the 14th January, 2015

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s Wide Receiver, Matthew Ward-Stead. Name: Matthew Ward-Stead Position: Wide Receiver Number: #81 Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 163lbs NFL team: Arizona Cardinals Experience: 2 years           What is your […]

Meet the Team – 2014 Lineman of the Year, Adam Lilley

Posted on the 7th January, 2015

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your 2014 Lineman of the Year, Adam Lilley. Name: Adam Lilley Position: Offensive Line Number: #59 Height: 6′ Weight: 223lbs NFL team: Miami Dolphins Experience: 10 years           […]

2014: Recap of the Year

Posted on the 2nd January, 2015

2014 BAFANL Premiership North Yorkshire Rams 5-4* (*forfeited game against East Kilbride)   11th May 2014 Yorkshire Rams 11 – 8 Sheffield Predators 24th May 2014 Lancashire Wolverines 6 – 17 Yorkshire Rams 1st June 2014 Yorkshire Rams 15 – 10 Birmingham Bulls 8th June 2014 Yorkshire Rams 6 – 24 Coventry Jets 22nd June […]

Meet the Team – Adam Cowley

Posted on the 24th December, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your General Manager, Youth and Junior Coach and multi-positional powerhouse, Adam Cowley. Name: Adam Cowley Position: Defensive Line/Fullback/Quarterback Number: #40 Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 240lbs NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers Experience: 6 years […]

Meet the Team – Youth and Junior Head Coach, Justin Lester

Posted on the 17th December, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your Youth and Junior Head Coach and Rams All-Time leading rusher, Justin Lester. Name: Justin Lester Position: Running Back Number: #37 Height: 6′ Weight: 238lbs NFL team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Experience: 10 […]

Meet the Team – 2014 Rookie of the Year, Elliot Jackson

Posted on the 10th December, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your 2014 Rookie of the Year. Name: Elliot Jackson Position: Running Back/Cornerback Number: #27 Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 157lbs NFL team: New England Patriots Experience: 1 year           […]

In the Spotlight: Yorkshire Rams Youth and Junior

Posted on the 7th December, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams has teams at a variety of levels, the following is a brief overview of the Youth and Junior team from Head Coach of both teams, Justin Lester. Youth overview: The Youth team (14-16 years) was formed in late 2013 and in 2014 were successful in reaching the UK national finals, technically finishing […]

Meet the Team – 2014 Coaches Offensive MVP, Tom Greenwood

Posted on the 3rd December, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your 2014 Coaches Offensive MVP. Name: Tom Greenwood Position: Center Number: #68 Height: 6′ Weight: 231lbs NFL team: St Louis Rams Experience: 3 years with the Rams           […]

Meet the Team – Spencer Whybrow

Posted on the 26th November, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s veteran receiver Spencer Whybrow. Name: Spencer Whybrow Position: Slot Receiver Number: #87 Height: 6′ Weight: 185lbs NFL team: San Diego Chargers Experience: 25+ years           What is your […]

Meet the Team – 2014 Defensive MVP, Chris Lawton

Posted on the 19th November, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, this week it’s your 2014 Defensive MVP. Name: Chris Lawton Position: Free Safety Number: #21 Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 200lbs NFL team: Cleveland Browns Experience: 6 years           What is your […]

General Manager Q&A Session

Posted on the 16th November, 2014

Now that the Rams 2015 season preparations are well on their way, we sat down for a chat with the Yorkshire Rams General Manager Adam Cowley and asked him some questions about this upcoming year: How are things going so far this year? I know in recent times this club has struggled to keep its head above the […]

Meet the Team – Head Coach, Andrew Cheeseman

Posted on the 12th November, 2014

In this “Meet the Team” series we will get to know some of the Yorkshire Rams playing and coaching staff, starting with our new Senior Head Coach. Name: Andrew Cheeseman Position: Head Coach Number: #11 Height: 6′ 5” Weight: 115kg NFL team: Kansas City Chiefs Experience: 9+ years           What is […]

New Format for 2015 BAFANL Season

Posted on the 10th November, 2014

The Rams will be playing in a new look league for 2015 after a review of the structure led to changes to increase competition. For the last few years the Premiership teams have competed in a 10 team division with the top 4 of each division going into the playoffs against each other. The teams played […]

Andrew Cheeseman appointed new Senior Head Coach

Posted on the 9th November, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams are delighted to announce that they have agreed terms with former Rams Wide Receiver Andrew Cheeseman to become the new Head Coach of the Senior team. Cheeseman, 25, called time on a short but eventful career after suffering a hip injury in the 2014 “War of the Roses” at the Lancashire Wolverines. […]

Pennine Panthers at the National Finals

Posted on the 21st September, 2014

On 20th September 2014, in their first season, the Pennine Panthers went to National Finals day, held at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. Here’s how the day panned out: Pennine Panthers 13-25 Highland Wildcats The Panthers got the ball first in the opening game but couldn’t make anything of it and the Wildcats quickly took […]

2014 End of Season Awards Evening

Posted on the 15th September, 2014

On Saturday evening, the Yorkshire Rams held their annual awards evening at the Grosvenor Casino in Leeds. Celebrating the end of a winning season (having finished with a 5-4 record) which including victories over local rivals Sheffield Predators and Doncaster Mustangs to claim the title of “Yorkshire’s Number One” and a victory in the “War […]

Panthers Through to National Finals

Posted on the 11th September, 2014

The Pennine Panthers made their own history at the North and Central Wildcard Playoff Tournament winning all of their games and qualifying for the National Finals, on the 20th September at the Keepmoat Stadium, in their first competitive year! The Pennine Panthers, having only formed 9 months ago, brought together two inexperienced youth teams representing […]

Rams Bow Out on a High

Posted on the 10th August, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams rounded off their 2014 campaign with a 25-0 shutout victory over the Nottingham Caesars to finish with a 5-4 record. After torrential rain in the lead up to kickoff, there were some doubts as to whether the game would take place at all, however, the pitch held up and the game was […]

Rams Fall to Phoenix in Spite of Strong Showing

Posted on the 4th August, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams were Defeated by the Tamworth Phoenix Sunday in a 32-13 decision in the midlands. With an injury hit squad, and facing a team that are currently undefeated, it would have been easy to predict a heavy defeat for the Black & Gold. A gutsy performance however, showed that there was still life […]

Rams on Top in Yorkshire Derby

Posted on the 20th July, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams moved back past 0.500 with a 30-6 victory over Yorkshire neighbours the Doncaster Mustangs. In hot and muggy conditions, Doncaster recieved the opening kickoff and the first chance with the ball. After being forced into a quick 3 and out, they were forced to punt the ball away. With a good return […]

Rams Return to Winning Ways

Posted on the 23rd June, 2014

6 touchdowns underlined a confident performance from the Yorkshire Rams offence as they defated the Gateshead Senators in a 38-24 decision to move to 3-2 and reinvigorate their 2014 campaign. Yorkshire opened up with the ball, and got into the endzone on their first drive of the day through a pinball run from Quarterback Henry […]

Rams fall to .500 with Jets Defeat

Posted on the 9th June, 2014

6 second half interceptions saw the Yorkshire Rams fall to 2-2 with a 24-6 defeat to the Coventry Jets Sunday. After a tight opening to the game, with mental errors and penalty flags throughout, the Jets were able to get on the board first with a short field goal after a shanked Yorkshire Punt and […]

Yorkshire Stall to Defeat Versus Bulls

Posted on the 1st June, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams fell to 2-1 today at the hands of the Birmingham Bulls today in a 15-10 decision, in spite of a late comeback attempt from the home team. In a game that took place under glorious sunshine in South Leeds, the previously winless Bulls were able to stifle the Rams offence whilst getting […]

Rams Rally to Win in Downpour

Posted on the 25th May, 2014

Two second half touchdowns from running back Adim Irozuru secured a come from behind 17-6 victory for the Yorkshire Rams over the Lancashire Wolverines in wet and windy conditions at Blackburn Rugby Club. Torrential rain greeted the Rams as they received the opening kick-off, which bounced out of bounds to give Yorkshire good starting position. […]

War of the Roses, Round 2

Posted on the 23rd May, 2014

  Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the Yorkshire Rams travel across the Pennines to take on the Lancashire Wolverines in their own back yard in game 2 of their 2014 campaign. With last year’s encounter finishing 22-7 in favour of the Black & Gold, the Rams will be looking for a repeat performance as they look to […]

Rams Grind It Out To Win Opener

Posted on the 11th May, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams kicked off their season in winning style with a nervy 11-8 win over local rivals the Sheffield Predators. Under a break in the adverse weather, the Rams received the opening kickoff. Things started slowly for the Back & Gold and they were forced to punt early on. However, swarming Rams defence got […]

Panthers Impress in Home Tournament

Posted on the 5th May, 2014

  The Pennine Panthers (comprised of the Yorkshire Rams Youth and the Manchester Entusiasm Trust) went undefeated Saturday in their first home tournament of the 2014 season. Facing off against the Chester Romans, Dancaster Mustangs and the Newcastle Academy, the Panthers went 3-0 conceding just 8 points on the day. The Joint team opened the […]

Youth Prepped for Home Tournament

Posted on the 1st May, 2014

  The Yorkshire Rams Youth (competing as the Pennine Panthers alongside the Manchester Enthusiasm Trust) shall take to the field this Saturday to compete in their first home tournament of the season. The young Rams shall face off against the Newcastle Academy, Chester Romans, and Doncaster Mustangs in a 5v5 round robin competition for 14-16 […]

2014 Schedule Released

Posted on the 4th March, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams are happy to announce their schedule for the upcoming campaign. Starting on Sunday the 11th of May, the club will complete a 9 game regular season this term, with the aim of attaining a top 4 spot and a place in the playoffs. As in the 2013, the Rams will be competing […]

Go Panthers!

Posted on the 19th January, 2014

The Yorkshire Rams Juniors are extremely proud to announce the creation of an alliance with the Manchester Enthusiasm Trust Tigers. For the benefit of the 2014 competitive season both organisations will work together under the guise of the Pennine Panthers to field a full Junior Team and 2 Youth Teams. In doing so, the nationwide […]

Rams Rookie Day Success

Posted on the 4th November, 2013

Sunday the 3rd of November saw the annual Yorkshire Rams rookie day take place, with over 30 new hopefuls turning out for the team. The new players were shown the basics of the game and put through their paces learning from the Rams’ coaches and veteran players. Speaking about how the day went, Yorkshire’s new […]

2013 Rookie Day – Join the Rams!

Posted on the 1st November, 2013

The 2014 season starts here with the Yorkshire Rams annual rookie day on Sunday the 3rd of November! The first training session since the end of the previous campaign is open to all, regardless of ability or an football experience, and provides a great opportunity to get involved with a fantastic sport. The day will […]