Raptors On The Rise

Raptors On The Rise

Published at 7:11am 17th May 2015.

Dorset's very own American Football Team - the Jurassic Coast Raptors say they're going from strength to strength.

Dorset's very own American Football Team - the Jurassic Coast Raptors say they're going from strength to strength.

Based at Dorchester Rugby Club, they've now made a number of new signings and are still looking for more players to join up.

Also since the first game the Raptors have played two further games against the Bristol Apache and also The Maidstone Pumas.  Both these were away games.

The experienced Bristol outfit beat the Raptors.  The Raptors were able to make some gains but the Bristol Apache ran out winners.  The Raptors recently made the long trip to Kent to play the Maidstone Pumas.  The Raptors played with great spirit despite the long journey.  The Raptors managed to outscore the Pumas  36 -12.

The Raptors also recently presented a cheque from the fundraising at the first home game.  The cheque for £165 was presented to Julia's house outside their shop on South Street in Dorchester.  The team is hoping to do more fundraising at their next home game on the 12th July at Dorchester rugby club.  

There are more rookie days for those interested in giving the sport a try.  The 31st May and 7th June are both in Dorchester.  All that is required are rugby boots and a gum shield.

To find out more about playing American Football with the Raptors go to:

www.raptorsfootball.co.uk
or on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Jurassiccoastraptors