Training times and location

Training is every Wednesday between 6:00pm and 9:00pm and Sunday between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Canterbury Academy, The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA.

Please try and arrive by 5:30 on Wednesdays and 12:30 on Sundays so players can get kitted up prior to the start of the session.

New players and volunteers always welcome.

Friendly Fixtures

Report Date & Time Opponent Comp Loc. Result

Lions Den Tournament

Report Date & Time Opponent Comp Loc. Result
Aug 20 2016 15:00 Liverpool Lions Den away pending

Super Series - Division 2

Report Date & Time Opponent Comp Loc. Result
Report Oct 29 2016 15:00 Caledonian Crushers SS2 16/17 away 66 - 16W
Report Oct 29 2016 15:00 Liverpool SS2 16/17 away 52 - 33W
Report Oct 29 2016 15:00 Ospreys SS2 16/17 away 53 - 20W
Report Oct 30 2016 13:00 Gloucester Titans SS2 16/17 away 58 - 29W
Report Oct 30 2016 15:00 West Coast Burn SS2 16/17 away 42 - 40W
Report Jan 28 2017 09:00 Caledonian Crushers SS2 16/17 away 56 - 14W
Report Jan 28 2017 12:30 Ospreys SS2 16/17 away 53 - 44W
Report Jan 28 2017 16:00 Gloucester Titans SS2 16/17 away 52 - 30W
Report Jan 29 2017 10:45 West Country Hawks SS2 16/17 away 51 - 28W
Report Jan 29 2017 14:15 West Coast Burn SS2 16/17 away 43 - 41W
Feb 25 2017 15:00 Walsall SS2 16/17 away pending

SS2 Report – Jan 28th & 29th

A young Canterbury Hellfire team managed to keep their unbeaten streak alive without established veterans

In the period between Super Series, original captain Dave Goddard announced he was moving clubs. While dominant high pointer John Parfitt revealed he wouldn't be playing for the rest of the season. Coach Steve Brown had to make changes.  Harry Langley after a positive impact in his first starts last Super Series was promoted to captain. Omar Foster was made Assistant coach as Steve now had to enter the starting four and focus on playing.

In the first game, Canterbury started sloppily forcing passes, allowing the Caledonian Crushers to stay in the game. Despite the slow start, Canterbury maintained their rugged defence only conceding 8 goals in the first half. In the second half, even though the black and amber conserved energy for the long weekend ahead, the clinical attitude didn't dissipate. They strolled to a 56 - 14 win.

A nervous start hindered Canterbury slightly in their next game against Ospreys. The Welsh team had overall MVP Stuart Robinson back and he capitalised on every mistake.  Canterbury still eked out the lead to 25-22 while not playing to their full potential. By the second half composure returned to the Hellfire team. David Barber's inbounds were perfection and Ollie Mangion now created the space to score more easily and extend the lead. Ospreys made a dangerous run after changing to a more efficient line-up later in the game. However, Assistant Coach Omar Foster made a smart defensive change to combat this new line up  which allowed for  interceptions by Steve Brown and David Barber to win 53 - 44.

Tim Scott came into the starting line up for next game to match up against Gloucester Titans team. He helped lock up one of Gloucester's main threats Charlie Hetherington. With Charlie out of the game, Gloucester found it hard to get out of their half and score. The Titans, with a weakened squad, clearly fatigued the longer the game went on.   Ben Richardson was able to get on for his official first match and performed admirably providing safe inbounds to help the team score 52 goals to Gloucester's 30.

The next day Canterbury played the West Country Hawks. Quick passes and the agility of best 2.0 in class, Ed Larkin threatened Canterbury's route to the final in the first quarter. The Hawks started vibrantly and Canterbury met the challenge. Again the team defence shone and forced West Country to really work for goals. The defence flowed like a wave, a continuous line that would not be broken, sometimes holding the opponents for the entire 40 second shot clock. Canterbury's attack pounded West Country and they struggled to handle the intensity of the game and simply couldn't defend all options. They retreated into key defence for the rest of the game.  Key attacks have been a noticeable weakness for Canterbury at previous weekends nevertheless, this series they weren't a problem. The team showed massive improvement and managed to find the gaps on most occasions. 51 - 28 was the final score.

In a replay of the final game of the last Super Series, Burn and Canterbury again faced off in a close enthralling encounter. This game was played at a noticeably faster pace than the previous games in the series. All timeouts were used up by the first quarter as both teams adjusted to the pace. Ollie Mangion defended Burn star Josh Wheeler all game sticking to him like a shadow, influencing mistakes.  Josh Wheeler later put a fierce strike on Ollie Mangion that left him on the floor.  He was helped back up and immediately entered back into the game right back on his man. By the third quarter, Canterbury slowly established a five goal lead through persistent work offensively, always probing for holes after initial attacks were repelled. There were a few tense moments in the final quarter as the lead diminished quickly down to one after a few tired passes went astray but Canterbury were able to hang onto for the win 43 - 41.

Canterbury remains unbeaten at the top of Division Two by four points from Burn.

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Bishop's Stortford 23 98
2 Chinnor 23 93
3 Old Elthamians 23 91
4 Taunton Titans 23 81
5 Redruth 23 80
6 Cinderford 23 70
7 Canterbury 23 64
8 Redingensians 23 64
9 Clifton 23 56
10 Henley 23 50
11 Bury St Edmunds 23 40
12 Barnes 23 38
13 London Irish Wild Geese 23 38
14 Barnstaple 23 37
15 Worthing 23 34
16 Exmouth 23 27